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 www.pressroom.ups/safety.

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 UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

** 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 atdmcmackin@ups.com.

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

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Robert Barrett

Egg Harbor Twp

Pleasantville

Stephen Beebe

Linden

Bound Brook

Thomas Bernardi

Newfield

Vineland

Thomas Billich

So Plainfield

Bound Brook

Robert Bowden

Martinsville

Edison

Jaime Cartagena

Linden

Meadowlands

Richard Caruso

Aberdeen

Edison

Gregory Doran

Egg Harbor Township

Pleasantville

Samuel Elder

Piscataway

Edison

Leonardo Garbero

Elm

Vineland

Joseph Gentilini

Vineland

Pleasantville

Anthony Giordano

Gibbstown

Lawnside

Gordon Glose

Martinsville

Bound Brook

John Golterman

Howell

Edison

Daniel Gonnella

Jackson

Tinton Falls

Vincent Grana

Stockton

Meadowlands Hub

Daniel Gribbon

Westfield

Edison

Stephen Houts

Deptford

Lawnside

Philip Jackson

Hackensack

Meadowlands

Linda Jaeger

W Orange

Gould Avenue

Michael James

Egg Harbor Township

Lawnside

Steven Johnson

Little Ferry

Meadowlands

Gary Kiely

Denville

Gould Avenue

Aubrey Lang III

Williamstown

Lawnside

Robert Laviolette

Mine Hill

Meadowlands

James Lees

Marlton

Philadelphia

David Legg

Garwood

Edison

Kevin Lemmerman

Stratford

Lawnside

John Leo

Laurence Harbor

Edison

Thomas Lewis

Port Monmouth

Edison

Keith Maher

Manahawkin

Lawnside

John Matts

Monroe Twp.

Edison

James Mc Namee Jr

Gloucester City

Lawnside

Henry Neubert

Fairlawn

Meadowlands

John Nolan

Keansburg

Tinton Falls

Edward Orlowicz

Stockholm

Parsippany

Harold Pagdon

Mount Holly

Trenton

Steven Peters

Glen Gardner

Saddle Brook

Bernardino Romano

Bayville

Edison

Jeffry Rongo

Tuckerton

Pleasantville

Edward Seiter

Laurence Harbor

Starr Avenue

Stephen Shaffer

Denville

Parsippany

Mark Sharpe

Brick

Edison

Christopher Smith

Budd Lake

Mount Olive

Barton Smittle

Hawthorne

Saddle Brook

Michael Soltis

Belle Meade

Bound Brook

William Stacy

Old Bridge

Meadowlands

Raymond Suiter Sr

Jackson

Edison

Gustavo Joseph Vela

Toms River

Lakewood

Timothy Warner

Pompton Plains

Saddle Brook



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