Home Icon

Loading, Please Wait...

CST: 13/04/2021 02:53:46   

UPS Honors Alabama Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

776 Days ago

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 19 elite drivers from Alabama are among 1,436 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. 

Alabama boasts 159 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 4,686 years of accident-free driving. Douglas Riddle of Prattville is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 41 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 1,325 total full-time UPS drivers in Alabama.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Cher Porties, president, UPS Mid South District. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 56 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 50 years of safe driving. One hundred twenty six others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

UPS’s 125,000 small package drivers worldwide are among the safest on the roads, logging close to 4 billion miles a year and delivering 5.2 billion packages annually. 

Collectively, these drivers have achieved more than 298,957 years of safe driving throughout their careers. That’s enough time behind the wheel to drive non-stop from Miami to San Diego – 68 million times. And they’ve done it while helping to deliver 3 percent of the world’s GDP – 20 million packages a day.

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.

** NOTE: The following page lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center.  If you’re interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact UPS Public Relations at pr@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.

Following is a list of Alabama drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Acton Jr., Thomas Birmingham Shelby
Boothe, Adam Owens Cross Roads Huntsville
Cleveland, Joel Attalla Gadsden
Ellis, Charles Ethelsville Columbus, MS
Hopper, Tina Hokes Bluff Gadsden
Hubbert, DeWayne Fayette Winfield
Kukelhan, Gary Wilsonville Shelby
Lindsey, Eric Gadsden Gadsden
Mccollum, Lanny Eldridge Winfield
Myrick, Charlie Killen Florence
Reynolds, Michael Dothan Dothan
Rodgers, Roy Sweetwater Thomasville
Sipper, Ricky Elba Enterprise
Stone, Michael Rainsville Doraville, GA
Stricklin, Stephen Guin Winfield
Thomas, Joel Opelika Opelika
Wilson, Robert Spanish Fort Loxley
Woodruff, Rodney Decatur Hartselle
York, Ashley Midland City Dothan

Contact: UPS Public Relations

We Are Diffrent
Is your business listed correctly on America’s largest city directory network of 1,000 portals?