UPS Honors North Carolina Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors North Carolina Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 65 elite drivers from North Carolina 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.

North Carolina boasts 291 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 8,127 years of accident-free driving. David Herndon of Charlotte is the state's senior safe driver, with 40 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,752 total UPS drivers in North Carolina.

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.

"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved," said Dow Dameron, president, UPS South Atlantic 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

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** 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 North Carolina drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.






UPS Work Location

Harold Anderson Fleetwood Wilkesboro
Turner Avery Jr Trinity High Point
Clifton Ballard Leland Wilmington Center
Jeffrey Barker Roaring River Wilkesboro
JC Barnett Greensboro Greensboro Hub
Claude Bell Durham Chapel Hill
Richard Blanton Mount Holly Charlotte Hub
Roger Bradford Burnsville Asheville
Britton Brown Greensboro Greensboro Hub
Curtis Burrell Gastonia Charlotte Hub
Tony Burris Cullowhee Sylva
James Cannon II Fayetteville Fayetteville Center
James Cash Louisburg Raleigh
Rayburn Chestnutt Charlotte Charlotte Hub
Randy Childres Connelly Springs Lenoir
Jerry Crowell Jr Concord Salisbury
Connie Daughtry Winnabow Wilmington Center
Charles Dicus Asheville Asheville
Rondy Douglas Charlotte Kannapolis
Delores Easter Charlotte Charlotte Hub
Calvin Ford Goldsboro Goldsboro Center
Stanley Forney Asheville Asheville
Reginald Grier Sr Charlotte Charlotte Hub
Doyle Holliday Greensboro Greensboro Hub
Steven Jackson Youngsville Raleigh
Granger Jenkins High Point Greensboro Hub
David Johnson Burlington Greensboro Hub
Michael Johnson Canton Asheville
Al Jones Greensboro Greensboro Hub
Randy Jordan Winston Salem Winston Salem Building
Freddie Lamb Wilmington Wilmington Center
William Lanning Lexington Greensboro Hub
Ronnie Law Ramseur Greensboro Hub
Glenn Leake Charlotte Charlotte Hub
Barry Limer Louisburg Raleigh
Jimmy Loveland Granite Falls Asheville
Douglas Lyman Walkertown Winston Salem Building
James Mahan Jr Burlington Greensboro Hub
Jerry Mc Dowell Jr Browns Summit Greensboro Hub
William Mims Mooresville Charlotte Hub
Earle Mize South Mills Virginia Beach
James Mullis Jr Harmony Statesville
Roger Pope Kenly Rocky Mount
James Powell Thomasville High Point
Ronald Reeger Burlington Greensboro Hub
Robert Revis Waynesville Sylva
Jack Reynolds Mocksville Greensboro Hub
Eric Ritchie Hickory Hickory Center
Rodney Robinson Durham Chapel Hill
Leroy Rustin Concord Charlotte Hub
Daniel Sbrocco Jacksonville Jacksonville Center
Stephen Smith Liberty Greensboro Hub
Tony Smith Marshville Monroe
Thomas Smith Statesville Statesville
Donald Somerville Wake Forest Durham Center
D Sossamon Jr Concord Greensboro Hub
Michael Tolston Swansboro Havelock
David Wadford Raleigh Raleigh
Robert White Grimesland Greenville Center
Grady White Clyde Sylva
Dexter Whitley Kinston Kinston Center
Tony Williams Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
Stanley Williams Clayton Raleigh
Willie Williams Rocky Mount Raleigh
Robert Ziglar Winston Salem Winston Salem Building

Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123

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