UPS Honors Wisconsin Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

UPS Honors Wisconsin Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPS (NYS: UPS) today announced 21 elite drivers from Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin boasts 104 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 2,872 years of accident-free driving. David Hein of Watertown is the state's senior safe driver, with 38 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 1,468 total UPS drivers in Wisconsin.

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 Jill Schubert, president, UPS Northern Plains 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

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 and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit

** 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 Circle of Honor drivers in Wisconsin.

Driver   Hometown   UPS Work Location
Joseph Alby   Union Grove   Lakeside
Gary Allain   Mukwonago   Oak Creek
Vern Alt   Madison   Middleton Center
Jeffrey Beaton   Racine   Oak Creek
Robert Brunow   Brookfield   Elm Grove
Chris Bykowski   Salem   Palatine
Ronald Cichy   Hancock   Stevens Point
Richard Harvey   Green Bay   Lombardi
Matthew Jutrzonka   Waterford   Elm Grove
Jerrold Lee   Eau Claire   Middleton Center
Charles Mac Donald   Rhinelander   Rhinelander
Ken Master   Waukesha   Elm Grove
Michael Napientek   Milwaukee   Oak Creek
Joseph Panek   Niagara   Iron Mountain Center
Thomas Peacock   Janesville   Middleton Center
Richard Schieble   Sheboygan   Sheboygan
John Tschurwald   Delafield   Oak Creek
Guy Vaara   Hurley   Bessemer (Ironwood) Center
James Waszak   Hubertus   Oak Creek
Paul Weber   Kieler   Dodgeville
Christopher Wucherer   Holmen   La Crosse

Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123

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