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UPS Honors North Carolina Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

UPS Honors North Carolina Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving10:00 EST Wednesday, February 20, 2013 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Business Wire) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 65 elite drivers from North Carolina are among 1,283 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 291 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 8,127 years of accident-free driving. David Herndon of Charlotte is the state's senior safe driver, with 40 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,752 total UPS drivers in North Carolina. Globally, 6,486 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they've racked up 178,663 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers, or the equivalent of circling the earth more than 212,000 times. “My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved,” said Dow Dameron, president, UPS South Atlantic District. Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 50 years of driving without an accident. Thomas Santocke of Dearborn, Mich., and Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., are next in line with 44 years each of safe driving. Thirty-seven others have logged at least 40 years without an accident. UPS's 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging nearly 3 billion miles a year and averaging less than one accident for every million miles driven. UPS invested $175 million in 2012 on safety training and employs its own comprehensive driving course called “Space and Visibility.” All UPS drivers are taught safe driving methods beginning on the first day of classroom training through the company's defensive driving platform. The training continues throughout their careers. 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. More information on UPS's commitment to safety is available at UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit ** NOTE: The following pages list local drivers by hometown and UPS center.If you're interested in interviewing or riding along with a local driver, please contact Dan McMackin at Following is a list of North Carolina drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.   Driver   Hometown   UPS Work Location Harold Anderson   Fleetwood   Wilkesboro Turner Avery Jr   Trinity   High Point Clifton Ballard   Leland   Wilmington Center Jeffrey Barker   Roaring River   Wilkesboro JC Barnett   Greensboro   Greensboro Hub Claude Bell   Durham   Chapel Hill Richard Blanton   Mount Holly   Charlotte Hub Roger Bradford   Burnsville   Asheville Britton Brown   Greensboro   Greensboro Hub Curtis Burrell   Gastonia   Charlotte Hub Tony Burris   Cullowhee   Sylva James Cannon II   Fayetteville   Fayetteville Center James Cash   Louisburg   Raleigh Rayburn Chestnutt   Charlotte   Charlotte Hub Randy Childres   Connelly Springs   Lenoir Jerry Crowell Jr   Concord   Salisbury Connie Daughtry   Winnabow   Wilmington Center Charles Dicus   Asheville   Asheville Rondy Douglas   Charlotte   Kannapolis Delores Easter   Charlotte   Charlotte Hub Calvin Ford   Goldsboro   Goldsboro Center Stanley Forney   Asheville   Asheville Reginald Grier Sr   Charlotte   Charlotte Hub Doyle Holliday   Greensboro   Greensboro Hub Steven Jackson   Youngsville   Raleigh Granger Jenkins   High Point   Greensboro Hub David Johnson   Burlington   Greensboro Hub Michael Johnson   Canton   Asheville Al Jones   Greensboro   Greensboro Hub Randy Jordan   Winston Salem   Winston Salem Building Freddie Lamb   Wilmington   Wilmington Center William Lanning   Lexington   Greensboro Hub Ronnie Law   Ramseur   Greensboro Hub Glenn Leake   Charlotte   Charlotte Hub Barry Limer   Louisburg   Raleigh Jimmy Loveland   Granite Falls   Asheville Douglas Lyman   Walkertown   Winston Salem Building James Mahan Jr   Burlington   Greensboro Hub Jerry Mc Dowell Jr   Browns Summit   Greensboro Hub William Mims   Mooresville   Charlotte Hub Earle Mize   South Mills   Virginia Beach James Mullis Jr   Harmony   Statesville Roger Pope   Kenly   Rocky Mount James Powell   Thomasville   High Point Ronald Reeger   Burlington   Greensboro Hub Robert Revis   Waynesville   Sylva Jack Reynolds   Mocksville   Greensboro Hub Eric Ritchie   Hickory   Hickory Center Rodney Robinson   Durham   Chapel Hill Leroy Rustin   Concord   Charlotte Hub Daniel Sbrocco   Jacksonville   Jacksonville Center Stephen Smith   Liberty   Greensboro Hub Tony Smith   Marshville   Monroe Thomas Smith   Statesville   Statesville Donald Somerville   Wake Forest   Durham Center D Sossamon Jr   Concord   Greensboro Hub Michael Tolston   Swansboro   Havelock David Wadford   Raleigh   Raleigh Robert White   Grimesland   Greenville Center Grady White   Clyde   Sylva Dexter Whitley   Kinston   Kinston Center Tony Williams   Chapel Hill   Chapel Hill Stanley Williams   Clayton   Raleigh Willie Williams   Rocky Mount   Raleigh Robert Ziglar   Winston Salem   Winston Salem Building UPSDan McMackin,