UPS Honors Ohio Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors Ohio Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 43 elite drivers from Ohio 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.

Ohio boasts 280 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 7,855 years of accident-free driving. Terry Leedy of Wadsworth is the state's senior safe driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under his belt, tying him for fourth best driving record among UPS's 102,000 drivers. There are 3,723 total UPS drivers in Ohio.

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 Stanley Deans, president, UPS Central Region.

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.

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 Ohio drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.






UPS Work Location

Larry Bell Canton Canton
Thomas Bentz Gahanna Obetz
Dale Bernardi Hubbard Trumbull
Robert Bodlak Chagrin Falls Highland Hts
James Brammer Salem Mahoning Valley
Dennis Colburn Brookpark Middleburg Heights
James Corbitt West Carrollton West Carrollton
Thomas Dorn Columbus Columbus
Michael Fehr W. Chester Sharonville
William Fields Jr Miamisburg West Carrollton
Mark Gillogly Massillon Canton
Duane Gott Wellington Middleburg Heights
Mark Green Hilliard Columbus
Robert Harner Xenia Dayton
Charles Hasenstab Brunswick Middleburg Heights
Maurice Henry Wilmington Wilmington
James Huck Jr Beverly Marietta
Mason Hunter Miamisburg West Carrollton
Anthony Lekan Independence Cleveland
Paul Minks Jr Canal Fulton Wadsworth
Michael Nagy Parma Cleveland
Kenneth Nahrstedt Brunswick Middleburg Heights
Christopher Oswalt Pataskala Columbus
Kenneth Pelasky Sr Ashland Wooster
John Popadak Berea Middleburg Heights
Kyle Preyss Kirtland Highland Hts
Antonio Ramirez Perrysburg Toledo
Jo Ann Reiss Berea Middleburg Heights
Deborah Rinella Akron Akron
Mel Riviello Huber Heights Springfield Center
David Roa Cincinnati Cincinnati
Jon Sass Toledo Toledo
Greg Schneider Liberty Township Sharonville
Nicholas Schwieterman St Henry Celina
Jerry Seibert Wheelersburg Portsmouth
Robert Sima Olmsted Twp Middleburg Heights
William Smith Grove City Obetz
Kevin Smith Holland Toledo
James Steinbeck Worthington Columbus
Ronald Stumpff Piqua Piqua
Dale Tussey W Carrollton West Carrollton
John Walsh Jr Findlay Findlay
Kenneth Wise Doylestown Wadsworth

Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123

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