UPS Honors Texas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 104 elite drivers from Texas are among 1,519 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.
“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they’ve saved”
Texas boasts 563 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 15,857 years of accident-free driving. Alfredo Luna of Pearland is the state’s senior safe driver, with 41 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 6,772 UPS drivers in Texas.
Globally, 7,221 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up over 198,000 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to Mars and back 19 times.
“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Craig Wiltz, president, UPS Red River District.
Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 51 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 45 years of safe driving. Forty 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 2013 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.
A complete list by state of new Circle of Honor inductees, infographic and a logo can be found at www.upsprmedia.com/circleofhonor2014.zip.
UPS (NYSE: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.
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Following is a list of Texas drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
|Driver||Hometown||UPS Work Location|
|Jesus Adams||Del Rio||Del Rio|
|John Alise III||Grapevine||Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport|
|Giselle Allison||La Porte||Westbury|
|Daniel Altschul||Colleyville||Fort Worth|
|Eric Baker||Keller||Haltom City|
|Gilbert Balboa||Corpus Christi||Corpus Metro|
|Armando Barragan||El Paso||El Paso|
|Douglas Bennett||Pearland||League City|
|Keith Brandt||Shady Shores||Dallas|
|Timothy Brownlee||Red Oak||Mesquite|
|Johnny Caballero||Corpus Christi||Corpus Metro|
|Steven Campos||San Angelo||San Angelo|
|Geza Comba||Grand Prairie||Preston|
|Darrel Deleon||San Antonio||San Antonio Hub|
|Juan Dominguez||Lubbock||Lubbock Center|
|Hector Garcia||San Antonio||San Antonio South|
|K Goza III||Anson||Abilene|
|Tracy Gray||Fort Worth||Benbrook|
|Marvin Grier||Haltom City||Fort Worth|
|Kimberley Guidry||Arlington||Forest Hill|
|Adam Guzman||San Antonio||Uvalde|
|Michael Harling||Corpus Christi||San Antonio Hub|
|Roxanne Henricksen||San Antonio||San Antonio Hub|
|Michael Henson||Houston||Houston (Canino) Hub|
|Richard Hille||San Marcos||San Marcos|
|Reynaldo Holguin||San Antonio||San Antonio Cen|
|James Hunkin||Del Rio||Del Rio|
|Steve Jackson||Temple||Belton Center|
|Kelvin Jackson||Round Rock||Travis|
|Mark Johnson||Spring||Houston (Canino) Hub|
|William Kent||Sugar Land||Missouri City|
|Doug Leblanc||Groves||Port Arthur|
|David Madrid||El Paso||El Paso|
|Jarrell Malone||Sulphur Springs||Sulphur Springs|
|Osvaldo Mendoza||Sebastian||Brownsville Center|
|James Miears||Humble||League City|
|Brad Montgomery||Granbury||Fort Worth|
|Barry Moos||The Colony||Mesquite|
|Martin Morin Jr||Sugarland||Missouri City|
|Scott Murphy||Kennedale||Fort Worth|
|Darrell Oliver||Grand Prairie||Irving|
|Ralph Parker||Aubrey||Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport|
|Charles Petit||Keller||Fort Worth|
|Marcus Phillips||Houston||League City|
|Christopher Rojas||San Antonio||San Antonio Hub|
|Timothy Ross||Pearland||League City|
|Hector Salazar||Corpus Christi||Corpus Metro|
|Roger Shackelford||Texarkana||Texarkana Tx|
|Allen Smith||Grand Prairie||Dallas|
|Ernest Thomas||Odessa||Odessa Center|
|Alfred Thornton Jr||Tennessee Colony||Palestine|
|Javier Villarreal||Kenedy||Kenedy Center|
|Gary Williams||Odessa||Odessa Center|
|Billy Young||Mansfield||Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport|
|James Wills||Garden Ridge||San Antonio|