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UPS Honors North Carolina Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 46 elite drivers from North Carolina 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. 

North Carolina boasts 419 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 12,273 years of accident-free driving. David Herndon of Charlotte is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 45 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,272 total full-time UPS drivers in North Carolina.

“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.

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** 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 North Carolina drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Furr Jr., Richard Lexington Winston Salem
Gray, Kenneth Kernersville Winston Salem
Melvin, Louis Troutman Winston Salem
Phillips, Ronald Lexington Winston Salem
Combs, William Reidsville Greensboro
Martin, Tony Gibsonville Greensboro
Gallimore, Marvin Lexington High Point
McClary, Perez Trinity High Point
Johnson, Donald King Winston Salem
Motsinger, Donald Winston Salem Winston Salem
Dockery, Roderick Jamestown Greensboro
Baldwin, Rodney High Point Greensboro
Clippinger, Steve Denton Greensboro
Smith Jr., Joe Reidsville Greensboro
Spencer, David Seagrove Greensboro
Ziglar, Roderick Greensboro Greensboro
Richardson, Michael Raleigh Raleigh
Battle, Crait Rocky Mount Raleigh
Blashaw, Mark Raleigh Raleigh
Chadwick, Michael Broadway Raleigh
Henderson, James Leland Raleigh
Lee, James Wendell Raleigh
Ragone, Douglas Holly Springs Raleigh
Rice, Mark Fayetteville Raleigh
Parrish, Rodney Franklinton Durham
Seger, Keith Concord Kannapolis
Hamrick, Kenneth Shelby Shelby
Maske, Mark Monroe Monroe
Campbell, Roger Rockwell Salisbury
Snider, Derek Salisbury Salisbury
Hardy, James Charlotte Charlotte
Roseborough, Mickel Charlotte Charlotte
Runion, Maxine Matthews Charlotte
Agee, Gary Southern Pines Southern Pines
Lovin, Rodney Rockingham Southern Pines
Walling, Keith Fayetteville Southern Pines
Revels, Herdman Lumberton Lumberton
Stone III, Horace Lumberton Lumberton
Jolly, Darren Mooresville Statesville
Frady, Fonda Fletcher Asheville
Green, Glenn Mills River Asheville
Psaltis, Christopher Asheville Asheville
Rhea, Harold Weaverville Asheville
Smith, Jimmy Lenoir Asheville
Willard, John Asheville Asheville
Crisp, Lewis Bryson City Franklin


Contact:   UPS Public Relations
    pr@ups.com 


                        

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