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UPS Honors New York Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 68 elite drivers from New York 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 York boasts 356 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 10,168 years of accident-free driving. Ronald McKnight of Bronx is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 50 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 6,442 total full-time UPS drivers in New York.

“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 York drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Abraham, C. Bronx Maspeth
Acevedo, Carlos Staten Island Staten Island
Achenbach, David Pittsford Henrietta
Alcantara, Juan New York Manhattan
Bennett, Douglas Norwich Oneonta
Beresovoy, Paul Jamesville Syracuse
Bobbo, Mauro Fairport Henrietta
Booj-Raj, Jitendra South Ozone Park Maspeth
Boucher, David Delmar Plattsburgh
Cadet, Denis Jackson Heights Maspeth
Clark, Wendy Jamestown Jamestown
Corbelli, Michael Batavia Batavia
Crespo, David Bronxville Manhattan
Daniello, Frank Oyster Bay Nassau
Davenport, Michael Ithaca Ithaca
Deans, David Brooklyn Manhattan
Dehayes Jr., Thomas Centereach Nassau
Donati, Lawrence Camillus Syracuse
Duffy, Alan New York Manhattan
Dunn, Philip Centereach Nassau
Erario, Christopher Goshen Manhattan
Erickson, Edward South Huntington Nassau
Erler, Susan Amity Harbor Melville
Fargo, John Watertown Black River
Fessler, Robert Staten Island Manhattan
Frank, Kevin West Bayshore Maspeth
Gatulik, Steven Ballston Lake Albany
Giangrasso Sr., James Highland Spring Valley
Gneiting, Alfredo Beacon Poughkeepsie
Gottuso, Ken Clayville Utica
Grahn, Christopher Ronkonkoma Nassau
Hansraj, Dipchand Brooklyn Manhattan
Hernandez, Steven Floral Park Maspeth
Hirt, Gerard West Islip Melville
Hoellig, David Elma Buffalo
Jaquez, Luis Yonkers Brush Avenue
Jasko, Andrzej Bayside Manhattan
Kelly, Martin Bronx Maspeth
Laird, Kendall Bay Shore Nassau
Maguire, Scott Port Jefferson Suffolk
Manke, Troy Farmingville Manhattan
Marfone, Joseph Remsen Utica
Martin, Christopher Neversink Liberty
Mazzella, Anthony Bronx Manhattan
Melnik, Michael Kingston Spring Valley
Monroe, Michael New York Manhattan
Nugent, Michael Bronx Bronx
Nuzzi, Chris Staten Island Maspeth
Philp, Patrick Bronx Manhattan
Powell, Reginald North Babylon Manhattan
Ricci, David Rochester Rochester
Rivera, Francisco Brooklyn Maspeth
Rugar, Karen New Paltz Poughkeepsie
Ruiz Lopez, Laureano Ozone Park Manhattan
Schoenhardt, Carl Lancaster Buffalo
Sharma, Dinesh Middletown Maspeth
Simpri, Emmanuel Brewster Manhattan
Stasio, Gene North Bellmore Melville
Stenzel, Gary Niagara Wheatfield Niagara Falls
Stephens, Scott Poughkeepsie Elmsford
Thomas, Jerry Potsdam Potsdam
Thomas, Richard West Islip Melville
Vanderpool, Jose Brooklyn Elmsford
Virgil, John Manorville Nassau
Vlasak, Jill Farmingdale Nassau
Widawsky, Robert Little Neck Elmsford
Williams, Gerald Long Island City Manhattan
Zayas, Edwin Tarrytown Elmsford

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