UPS Honors Texas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors Texas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 127 elite drivers from Texas 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.

Texas boasts 497 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 13,918 years of accident-free driving. Deatrice Underwood of Dale and Alfredo Luna of Pearland are the state's senior safe drivers, with 40 years each of accident-free driving under their belts. There are 5,502 UPS drivers in Texas.


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 Gerald Mattes, president, UPS West 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 Texas drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Destry Allen

Corinth

Dallas

Rose Allen

Port Arthur

Beaumont

Douglas Allen

Pflugerville

Austin

Daniel Alvarez

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Albert Arriola

The Colony

Dallas

Warren Bailey

Dallas

Dallas

Gilbert Balboa

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

David Bauer

Lewisville

Dallas

Mark Baxter

Tuscola

Abilene

Dempsy Bell

Garland

Mesquite

Parry Bischoff

Longview

Longview

Mitchell Blackwell

Smithville

Austin

Richard Bordeaux

Grand Prairie

Arlington

James Brawner

Whitewright

Dallas

Jamey Brookshire

Nacog Doches

Lufkin

Michael Brown

Corpus Christi

San Antonio Hub

Mark Buffum

Baytown

Baytown Center

David Burke

Temple

Belton Center

John Casey

Desoto

Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport

Jaime Chapa

Houston

League City

Donald Choate

Haltom City

Fort Worth

Joe Cisneros

Austin

Austin

Jeff Conard

Houston

Stafford

Patrick Dargin

Humble

Houston (Canino) Hub

John Davis

Claude

Amarillo

Douglas Day

San Angelo

San Angelo

James Dennis

Haltom City

Fort Worth

Ray Deramus

Murphy

Mesquite

Morris Dillard

Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls

Kenneth Dodd

Temple

Belton Center

Kevin Edwards

Santa Fe

Angleton

John Evetts

Bulverde

San Antonio Hub

Edwin Flores

Temple

Belton Center

Gregory Franklin

Desoto

Mesquite

Michael Garrett

Mansfield

Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport

Carl Goff

Carrollton

Dallas

Bryan Going

Pampa

Pampa

William Goodson

Mesquite

Mesquite

Roddy Gray

Carrollton

Dallas

Arthur Griffin

Mansfield

Dallas

Kimberley Guidry

Arlington

Fort Worth

Stephen Harvey

Lubbock

Lubbock Center

Miguel Hernandez

El Paso

El Paso

Jesse Herrera

Laredo

San Antonio Hub

Elvin Herron

Harlingen

San Antonio Hub

Kevin Hill

Georgetown

Austin

Johnny Hinojosa

New Braunfels

Austin Air Gateway

Robert Hoffman

Richmond

Stafford

Kenneth Hogg

Kennard

Lufkin

David Hollins

El Paso

El Paso

Roy Holloway Jr

Amarillo

Amarillo

William Holt

Decatur

Dallas

Jesse Jacinto Jr

Dallas

Mesquite

David Jasinski

Aledo

Fort Worth

Randy Jones

Sherman

Sherman

Curtis Jones

League City

Baytown Center

Glenn Jozwiak

Cypress

Houston (Canino) Hub

Doyle Klement

Muenster

Denton

David Knapp

San Antonio

San Antonio Hub

Wilbur Lamb

Belton

Belton Center

Terry Lang

Temple

Belton Center

Timothy Lanier

Richmond

League City

Paul Letot

Mesquite

Mesquite

Bridgette Lloyd

Houston

Mykawa

Edward Lopez

San Antonio

San Antonio Hub

Efrain Lopez

Harlingen

Harlingen

Leon Mack

Hickory Creek

Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport

Marlin Marbach

Fort Worth

Mesquite

Henry Marek

Pflugerville

Austin

David McDonald

Del Rio

San Antonio Hub

Robert McKenzie

Coppell

Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport

Stephen Mcaughan

Gary

Longview

Tommy Miller

Houston

Houston (Canino) Hub

William Mims

Mesquite

Mesquite

Patrick Moczygemba

San Antonio

San Antonio Hub

James Moravits

Round Rock

Austin

Robert Moyer

Pflugerville

Austin

Greg Munsell

Universal City

San Antonio Hub

Douglas Musgrove

Madisonville

Houston (Canino) Hub

Charles Myers

Sugarland

Stafford

Carl Norman

Fort Worth

Fort Worth

Benjamin Ortega

Round Rock

Austin

Bryan Orth

Floresville

Kenedy Center

Rafael Paredez

Grand Prairie

Dallas

Silvestre Parra III

El Paso

El Paso

William Patton

Humble

Houston (Canino) Hub

Steven Pennington

Garland

Mesquite

Filiberto Perez

Odem

San Antonio Hub

Craig Peterson

Rowlett

Mesquite

Santos Pina III

Cedar Park

Austin

Mark Proctor

Bedford

Dallas

Pete Quinonez

Pflugerville

Austin

Ronald Raaphorst

Keller

Fort Worth

Edward Ramirez

Elgin

Austin

Russell Ray

Fort Worth

Fort Worth

Anthony Reid

Fort Worth

Fort Worth

Robert Reyes

San Antonio

San Antonio Hub

Gilbert Reyes

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Bryan Rigsby

Richmond

Houston (Canino) Hub

Dennis Rimer

New Braunfels

San Marcos

Mark Roberts

Conroe

Conroe

Douglas Rosser

San Angelo

Austin

Dennis Rowald

Round Rock

Austin

Gerald Salazar

San Antonio

Leon Valley

David Salazar

Kyle

San Marcos

Ramon Salinas Jr

Mesquite

Mesquite

Richard Savell

Kingwood

Houston (Canino) Hub

Michael Scroggins

Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs

Carlos Sevilla Jr

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Ronald Simmons Jr

Forney

Mesquite

Gary Smith

Roanoke

Dallas

Scott Sotzing

Rockwall

Mesquite

Donald Stacey

Hurst

Fort Worth

Edward Starkes

Tyler

Tyler

Nevin Strub

Granbury

Fort Worth

Richard Surber

San Antonio

San Antonio Hub

John Thomas

Victoria

Victoria

Don Tripp

Carrollton

Dallas

Wendell Turner

Amarillo

Amarillo

Carlos Veloz

Richardson

Mesquite

John Walk Jr

San Antonio

San Antonio Hub

Gregory Walters

Round Rock

Austin

Lee Whitford

Missouri City

Stafford

James Wilson

Grand Prairie

Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport

John Winchester

Houston

Baytown Center

Richard Witte

Karnes City

Kenedy Center

David Wright

Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls



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