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UPS Honors Colorado Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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DENVER, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 26 elite drivers from Colorado 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. 

Colorado boasts 150 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 4,204 years of accident-free driving. Donald Buckner of Colorado Springs is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 39 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 1,979 total full-time UPS drivers in Colorado.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Kenneth Cherry, president, UPS Desert Mountain 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 Colorado drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Baerwolf, David Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
Blasi, Thomas Trinidad Trinidad
Brown, Michele Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
Buckley, Clay Littleton Englewood Center
Bullock, Scott Fairplay Silverthorne
Buss, William Longmont Longmont
Cano Jr.,  Ricardo Loveland Westlake, CA
Carbajal,  Adam Aurora Commerce City
Chainhalt, Robert Westminster Commerce City
Compton, Mark Westminster Commerce City
Fauser, Daniel Aurora Englewood
Foster, Douglas Westminster Commerce City
Fukui, Bruce Thornton Commerce City
Gerber, Roger Lee Longmont Boulder
Hatfield, Sabin Denver Commerce City
Klene, David Arvada Commerce City
Landen, Steven Delta Montrose
Macbeth, Sean Arvada Commerce City
McWain Jr., Danny Aurora Commerce City
Sabados, David Berthoud Boulder
Schraeder, Ray Parker Englewood
Spangler, Edwin La Junta La Junta
Swartz, Thomas Denver Commerce City
Tolin, John Aurora Commerce City
Vigil, Gary Golden Commerce City
Vosberg, Donald Leadville Silverthorne

Contact:            UPS Public Relations

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