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UPS Honors Michigan Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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DETROIT, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 53 elite drivers from Michigan 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. 

Michigan boasts 295 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 8,342 years of accident-free driving. Thomas Camp of Livonia is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 56 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,932 total full-time UPS drivers in Michigan.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Shellie Shellabarger, president, UPS Great Lakes 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 Michigan drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Andzejewski, Duane Bark River Grand Rapids
Arntz, Patrick Kentwood Grand Rapids
Bailer, Ralph Williamston Lansing
Brazil, Daniel Tecumseh Ypsilanti
Burton Jr, Harold Harper Woods Madison Heights
Caldwell, William Watervliet Grand Rapids
Callard, Michael Linden Flint
Cascadden, Allen Grawn Traverse City
Cleary, Daniel East Lansing Lansing
Clements, Robert Swartz Creek Flint
Colley, Brent Saginaw Saginaw
Cooper, Aaron Monroe Monroe
Fairchild, Mark Ithaca Mount Pleasant
Finzel, David Warren Madison Heights
Franckowiak, Kevin Muskegon Muskegon
Frazer, Mark Gladstone Escanaba
Gibson, Roger Battle Creek Grand Rapids
Hofer, Richard St. Clair Shores Madison Heights
Hoffman, Joseph Trenton Livonia Hub
Hudacek, James Ironwood Grand Rapids
Isola, Michael Lake Orion Pontiac
Jackman, William White Lake Pontiac
Kiessling, Tad Battle Creek Battle Creek
King, Daniel Madison Heights Madison Heights
Kneeland, Preston Grand Rapids Grand Rapids
Kratochvil, Kevin Suttons Bay Traverse City
Lankerd, Eric Battle Creek Battle Creek
Leitz, Timothy Rockford Grand Rapids
Lipsky, Matthew Flushing Grand Rapids
Lyons, Terrence Ypsilanti Township Livonia Hub
McCollum, Danny Westland Livonia Hub
Miller, Chris Burlington Battle Creek
Morfino Jr, Vincent Fraser Madison Heights
Nelson, Larry Dewitt Lansing
Neumann, Jeffery Ypsilanti Ypsilanti
Paris, Joseph Chesterfield Township Woodbridge
Pearl, Scott Okemos Lansing
Phillips, Howard Battle Creek Battle Creek
Piglowski, Edward West Branch West Branch
Prato, Thomas Dearborn Livonia
Pratt, David Newaygo Grand Rapids
Reasner, Ronald Rose City West Branch
Remus, Kenneth Wolverine Petoskey
Rosenberg, Kenneth Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Sanborn, David Flushing Flint
Sievert, Brian Warren Madison Heights
Skover, Daniel Warren Madison Heights
Strong, William Lansing Lansing
Swoape, Roy Portage Kalamazoo
Tillman, Christopher West Olive Grand Rapids
Veenema, John Zeeland Grand Rapids
Ward,  Thomas Traverse City Traverse City
Yagiela, Daniel Essexville Saginaw

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