UPS Honors New Jersey Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors New Jersey Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 50 elite drivers from New Jersey are among 1,283 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

New Jersey boasts 190 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 5,405 years of accident-free driving. Edward Olenginski of Secaucus and George Lodovico of Vineland are the state's senior safe drivers, with 42 years each of accident-free driving under their belts, tying them for fourth best driving record among UPS's 102,000 drivers. There are 3,234 total UPS drivers in New Jersey.

Globally, 6,486 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they've racked up 178,663 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers, or the equivalent of circling the earth more than 212,000 times. There are 3,234 total UPS drivers in New Jersey.

"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved," said Mark Kemper, president, UPS New Jersey District.

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 50 years of driving without an accident. Thomas Santocke of Dearborn, Mich., and Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., are next in line with 44 years each of safe driving. Thirty-seven others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

UPS's 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging nearly 3 billion miles a year and averaging less than one accident for every million miles driven.

UPS invested $175 million in 2012 on safety training and employs its own comprehensive driving course called "Space and Visibility." All UPS drivers are taught safe driving methods beginning on the first day of classroom training through the company's defensive driving platform. The training continues throughout their careers.

Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923. In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.

More information on UPS's commitment to safety is available at

UPS (NYS: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit

** NOTE: The following pages list local drivers by hometown and UPS center.If you're interested in interviewing or riding along with a local driver, please contact Dan McMackin

Following is a list of New Jersey drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.


Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Robert BarrettEgg Harbor TwpPleasantville
Stephen BeebeLindenBound Brook
Thomas BernardiNewfieldVineland
Thomas BillichSo PlainfieldBound Brook
Robert BowdenMartinsvilleEdison
Jaime CartagenaLindenMeadowlands
Richard CarusoAberdeenEdison
Gregory DoranEgg Harbor TownshipPleasantville
Samuel ElderPiscatawayEdison
Leonardo GarberoElmVineland
Joseph GentiliniVinelandPleasantville
Anthony GiordanoGibbstownLawnside
Gordon GloseMartinsvilleBound Brook
John GoltermanHowellEdison
Daniel GonnellaJacksonTinton Falls
Vincent GranaStocktonMeadowlands Hub
Daniel GribbonWestfieldEdison
Stephen HoutsDeptfordLawnside
Philip JacksonHackensackMeadowlands
Linda JaegerW OrangeGould Avenue
Michael JamesEgg Harbor TownshipLawnside
Steven JohnsonLittle FerryMeadowlands
Gary KielyDenvilleGould Avenue
Aubrey Lang IIIWilliamstownLawnside
Robert LavioletteMine HillMeadowlands
James LeesMarltonPhiladelphia
David LeggGarwoodEdison
Kevin LemmermanStratfordLawnside
John LeoLaurence HarborEdison
Thomas LewisPort MonmouthEdison
Keith MaherManahawkinLawnside
John MattsMonroe Twp.Edison
James Mc Namee JrGloucester CityLawnside
Henry NeubertFairlawnMeadowlands
John NolanKeansburgTinton Falls
Edward OrlowiczStockholmParsippany
Harold PagdonMount HollyTrenton
Steven PetersGlen GardnerSaddle Brook
Bernardino RomanoBayvilleEdison
Jeffry RongoTuckertonPleasantville
Edward SeiterLaurence HarborStarr Avenue
Stephen ShafferDenvilleParsippany
Mark SharpeBrickEdison
Christopher SmithBudd LakeMount Olive
Barton SmittleHawthorneSaddle Brook
Michael SoltisBelle MeadeBound Brook
William StacyOld BridgeMeadowlands
Raymond Suiter SrJacksonEdison
Gustavo Joseph VelaToms RiverLakewood
Timothy WarnerPompton PlainsSaddle Brook

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