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UPS Honors Georgia Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 29 elite drivers from Georgia 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. 

Georgia boasts 344 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 10,246 years of accident-free driving. Felton Lee McCant Jr. of Moultrie is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 44 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,201 total full-time UPS drivers in Georgia.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Derrick Johnson, president, UPS South Atlantic 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 Georgia drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Allen, Marcus East Point Roswell
Arnow, Jeffrey Dacula Doraville
Baity,  James Lawrenceville Atlanta
Brooks, Reginald Locust Grove Forest Park
Bryant, Joseph Douglasville Atlanta
Callier Jr., Willie Fairburn Doraville
Carrier, Scott McDonough Doraville
Chapman, Clarence Stone Mountain Doraville
Commodore III, Elijah Norcross Doraville
Flowers, Kenneth Snellville Doraville
Greeson, Robert Calhoun Doraville
Hathcock, Ricky Lee Whigham Jacksonville
Hopkins, Lawrence Guyton Statesboro
Hughes, James Ringgold Chattanooga
Irwin, James Cordele Unadilla
Johnson Jr, James Marietta Atlanta
Lands, Gary Dacula Doraville
Majors Jr., David Powder Springs Atlanta
Pope III, Wilbert Athens Athens
Rice, John Stone Mountain Doraville
Rountree, David Twin City Swainsboro
Sanders, Scott Acworth Acworth Center
Simon, Egra Atlanta Doraville
Smith, Franklin Albany Albany Center
Stevens,James Cornelia Gainesville
Turner, Bobby Douglasville Atlanta
Weaver, Tony Griffin Doraville
Whitfield, John Meigs Cairo
Wilmoth, James Louisville Swainsboro

Contact:            UPS Public Relations

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