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UPS Honors Texas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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HOUSTON, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 55 elite drivers from Texas 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. 

Texas boasts 805 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 23,639 years of accident-free driving. Arturo Martinez of El Paso is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 45 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 8,407 total full-time UPS drivers in Texas.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Deryl Hill, president, UPS Red River 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 Texas drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Adams, James Spring Houston
Andrade, Maria-Victoria Harlingen San Antonio
Angelle, Everett Spring Houston
Atkinson, Barry Fort Worth Fort Worth
Avery, David Missouri City Stafford
Barajas, Jesse Dallas Dallas
Bean, Donnie Whitewright Sherman
Bridier, Teddy Tolar Granbury
Broomes, Anderson Katy Maspeth, NY
Broussard Jr., Ronald Houston Stafford
Bryant, David Grand Prairie Chalk Hill
Carman, Kenneth Abilene Abilene
Carrizales, David Katy Stafford
Centilli, Brent College Station Conroe
Colangeli, Jack Spring Houston
Combs, Nicholas Lewisville Fort Worth
Contreras, Joe Uvalde Uvalde
Coomes,  Timothy Spring Houston
Downing, Anne Austin Austin
Freeman Jr., John Hitchcock Texas City
Freeman, Darryl Garland Mesquite
Fritchen, Scott Keller Fort Worth
Garcia III, Reyes Buda Austin
Garcia, Larry Castroville Pleasanton
Griffin, Robert Santa Fe League City
Hang, Jeff Midlothian Fort Worth
Hansen, Phillip Granbury Fort Worth
Haynes, Jack Longview Longview
Jackson, Hubert Baytown Baytown
Jacobs, Greggory Houston Mykawa
Johnson, Donald San Antonio San Antonio
Kucharski, Jon Magnolia Houston
Lawrence, Jim Giddings Austin
Lawson, Gordon Houston Houston
Marshall, Larry Waxahachie Chalk Hill
Morning, John Red Oak Dallas
Norris, Philip Humble Mykawa
Ortiz Jr., Robert Arlington Fort Worth
Ponton, Harold Spring Stafford
Rehak, Robert Needville Stafford
Rincon, Pedro El Paso El Paso
Rios, David San Antonio San Antonio
Rose, Charles Beaumont Houston
Roy, Randall Fort Worth Fort Worth
Sugarek, Ron Cibolo San Marcos
Trevino, Sharon Dallas Mesquite
Twine, Terry Newton Lufkin
Vick, Byron Richmond Stafford
Villarreal, Albert Corpus Christi Corpus Christi
Warneke Jr., Ernest Houston Houston
Webb, Roddrick Houston Houston
Whitlatch, John Waco Waco
Whitt, Jeffrey Leander Austin
Williams, Washington Forney Mesquite
Zulauf, Byron Georgetown Austin

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