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UPS Honors New Jersey Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 58 elite drivers from New Jersey 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. 

New Jersey boasts 321 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,253 years of accident-free driving. George Lodovico of Vineland is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 48 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,977 total full-time UPS drivers in New Jersey.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Scott Bremerman, president, UPS East Region. “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 New Jersey drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Argueta,  Jose Elizabeth New York, NY
Barber,  Deron Clifton New York, NY
Bello,  Vincent Wayne Meadowlands
Branco,  John Union Meadowlands
Bridge,  John Galloway Pleasantville
Brunick,  James Sewell Lawnside
Buckley,  Philip Maywood Meadowlands
Capote,  Juan Ridgefield Park Meadowlands
Capriotti,  Christopher Burlington Edison
Cavallo,  Joseph Toms River Cranbury
Chong,  Natalie Mount Holly Parsippany
Cruse,  Steven Manahawkin Pleasantville
Davison Jr.,  Archibald Sandyston Parsippany
Dejesus,  Antonio Monroe Township Edison
Eltzholtz,  Christopher Nutley Meadowlands
Gomez,  Mike West New York Meadowlands
Greczylo,  John Pittstown Parsippany
Gutierrez,  Raymond Little Ferry New York, NY
Hasenstab,  John Cresskill Lyndhurst Village
Hassani,  Edward Howell Elmsford, NY
Havers,  Joseph Marlton Lawnside
Jensen,  Dennis Hawthorne New York, NY
Joubert,  Orlando Union City Meadowlands
Karbach,  Kevin Sicklerville Lawnside
Keefe,  James Millstone Twp. Edison
Keeler Jr.,  Thomas Rutherford Meadowlands
Kern,  Peter Lebanon Parsippany
Lamberto,  Louis Sewell Philadelphia, PA
Latham,  Patrick Hackettstown Parsippany
MacConnell,  Robert Marlton Lawnside
Madore,  Robert Bayville Tinton Falls
Maldonado,  Angel Bergenfield New York, NY
Mason,  Thomas Williamstown Lawnside
Morales,  Jaime Englewood New York, NY
Nichols,  Jeffrey Paramus Meadowlands
Nunez,  Eufemio Fairlawn New York, NY
Oliveros,  Raul Pompton Plains Parsippany
Petrovich,  James Rockaway Parsippany
Piazza,  Michael Jackson Lakewood
Piechowski,  Walter Paramus Saddle Brook
Poole Jr.,  Peter Cherry Hill Philadelphia, PA
Rebelo,  Carlos Keyport Edison
Reilly,  Donald Sayreville Edison
Rivas,  Elmer Hackensack New York, NY
Robinson,  Adrian East Orange Maspeth, NY
Robinson,  Gregory Bloomfield Meadowlands
Rodriguez,  Luis Clementon Lawnside
Savidge,  Robert Gloucester Lawnside
Schuesler Jr.,  William Laurence Harbor Edison
Sharkey,  Owen Iselin Edison
Sharp,  Mark Clayton Lawnside
Spinella,  Ronald Little Ferry Meadowlands
Stout,  Raymond Erial Lawnside
Thiel,  Edward Oaklyn Lawnside
Turchioe,  Peter Midland Park New York, NY
Ur,  Christopher Manville Bound Brook
Velazquez,  Steven Newfield Vineland
Venit,  Ronald Swedesboro Philadelphia, PA

Contact:
UPS Public Relations
pr@ups.com

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