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 http://www.pressroom.ups.com/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 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



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