UPS Honors Pennsylvania Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 70 elite drivers from Pennsylvania 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”
Pennsylvania boasts 247 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 6,893 years of accident-free driving. Anthony Tarnalicki of Plains is the state’s senior safe driver, with 38 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,419 total UPS drivers in Pennsylvania.
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 George Brooks, president, UPS East Region.
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 the 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.
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Following is a list of Pennsylvania drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
|Driver||Hometown||UPS Work Location|
|James Adamire||Mt. Joy||Lancaster|
|Harold Benfer Jr.||Millheim||State College|
|Joseph Brakoniecki||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Air Hub|
|Edward Brooks||Philadelphia||Oregon Avenue|
|Denis Brunetta||Greensburg||New Stanton|
|Steven Buhonick||Pittsburg||North Shore|
|Emil Butala Jr.||Drums|
|Douglas Campbell Jr.||Beaver Falls||Aliquippa|
|Van Catley||Irwin||New Stanton|
|Jeffrey Drennen||Mt. Joy||Lancaster|
|David Eckenrode||North Huntingdon||New Stanton|
|Scott Evans||Roaring Brook Township||Wilkes-Barre|
|Salvatore Faillace||Media||Philadelphia Air Hub|
|Don Fitzpatrick||Warminster||Willow Grove|
|Lawrence Flansburg||Mill Rift||Stroudsburg|
|William Frick||Mount Pleasant||New Stanton|
|Ronald Frischorn||Effort||Parsippany, NJ|
|Douglas Gayman||Dover||Market Street|
|Thomas Greer||Glen Riddle||Philadelphia Air Hub|
|Robert Helton||State College||State College|
|Robert Hoffman||Gibsonia||North Shore|
|Thomas Hornstein||Meadville||New Stanton|
|James Howser||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Air Hub|
|Joseph Hvozdovic Jr.||Mountain Top||
|John Kilcoyne||Warrington||Willow Grove|
|Thomas Kline||Ellwood City||Aliquippa|
|David Kobal||Doylestown||Willow Grove|
|Mark Kolmansperger||West Pittston||Wilkes-Barre|
|Gregory Lange||Jersey Shore||Willamsport|
|Richard Lauro||Philadelphia||Willow Grove|
|William Long||York||Market Street|
|Steven Long||New Providence||Lancaster|
|Anthony Mauriello||Erie||New Stanton|
|Steve McCaffrey||Oxford||Philadelphia Air Hub|
|Mauricio Mejia||East Stroudsburg||Brush Avenue, NY|
|Walter Milisky Jr.||Scranton||Willkes-Barre|
|John Molz||Hanover||Burtonsville, MD|
|Robert Newman||Ardmore||West Chester|
|Ricky Nosia||Pottstown||West Chester|
|Michael Owens||Exton||West Chester|
|Scott Pandel||Lewistown||State College|
|Robert Rauscher||Philadelphia||West Chester|
|Mark Shaffer||Curwensville||State College|
|Douglas Tawney Sr.||Dover||Harrisburg|
|Daniel Tepper||Acme||New Stanton|
|Frank Yanchus Jr.||Larksville||Wilkes-Barre|