UPS Honors Pennsylvania Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors Pennsylvania Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 36 elite drivers from Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania boasts 207 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 5,875 years of accident-free driving. Joseph Orlen of Warrington is the state's senior safe driver, with 39 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,816 total UPS drivers in Pennsylvania.

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 George Brooks, president, UPS East 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. 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 Pennsylvania drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver  Hometown  UPS Work Location
Danilo Abella  Lebanon  Harrisburg
Joseph Baselice  Secane  Willow Grove
George Berninger  Williamsport  Williamsport
William Buckheit  Chambersburg  Harrisburg
Ralph Cernera  Avoca  Scranton
Craig Cosey  Elizabethtown  Lancaster
James Dancs  Bethlehem  Allentown
Ronald Dickinson  Factoryville  Wilkes-Barre
William Dunn  Oil City  Franklin
Kevin Ferguson  Moscow  Scranton
John Fidazzo  Washington  Washington
Kevin Filer  Smithton  New Stanton
Robert Gainer  Warminster  Willow Grove
William Goodlin  Mt Pleasant  New Stanton
John Greco  Lansdale  Willow Grove
Thomas Greer  Glen Riddle  Philadelphia Air Hub
Edward Halton III  Glenside  Willow Grove
Thomas Haruch  Norristown  West Chester
Mark Kolmansperger  West Pittston  Wilkes-Barre
Robert Mantell  West Grove  West Chester
Kenneth Montella  Doylestown  Willow Grove
Robert Rauscher  Philadelphia  West Chester
John Reed III  Milton  Sunbury
Russell Renkin  Pittsburgh  Thornburg
Robert Roy  Connellsville  New Stanton
Reese Scott  Nicholson  Scranton
Anthony Semente  East Stroudsburg  Broadway
Charles Stitz Jr  Bloomsburg  Sunbury
Thomas Stoffey  Coatesville  West Chester
Timothy Toro  Clark Summits  Wilkes-Barre
Charles Upperman  St Thomas  Chambersburg
Gary Vanreed  Penllyn  Willow Grove
John Wall  Levittown  Willow Grove
Timothy Weeks  Fairview  Erie
James Yadeski  Erie  Erie
James Zack  Coatesville  West Chester

Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123

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