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UPS Honors Florida Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

UPS Honors Florida Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving10:00 EST Wednesday, February 20, 2013 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Business Wire) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 78 elite drivers from Florida 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. Florida boasts 352 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,862 years of accident-free driving. Michael Olson of Cantonment is the state's senior safe driver, with 39 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,390 total UPS drivers in Florida. 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 David Ruiz, president, UPS Florida 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. This year, 18 female drivers have joined the ranks of those with more than 30 years of safe driving. This group is led by Orlando tractor-trailer driver Ginny Odom, who is credited with 38 years and more than 3 million miles 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 Florida drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.   Driver       Hometown       UPS Work Location Raymond Andrews       Coconut Creek       Ft. Lauderdale Jorge Arias       Miami       Hialeah James Beasley       Bagdad       Montgomery Robert Bouchard       Oviedo       Orlando Hub Richard Bowman       Naples       Hialeah Allen Boyce       Wellington       Riviera Beach Glenn Briggs       Panama City       Panama City David Brincko       Plantation       Miami South Stefan Cheslock       Belle Isle       Orlando Hub Jerrie Coates       Ormond Beach       Daytona Center Mark Colborn       Land O Lakes       Tampa James Conner       Bryceville       Jacksonville John Coon       Ocean Ridge       Hialeah Patrick Dauphinais       Rockledge       Cocoa Center William Denhoff       Valrico       Tampa Joseph Eddy       Callahan       Jacksonville Arturo Estrada       Miami       Miami South John Faulkner       Hudson       Port Richey Center Kerry Federico       Jacksonville       Jacksonville Michael Ferdiani       Spring Hill       Brooksville Alejandro Fernandez       Miami       Hialeah Timothy Fobell       Brooksville       Brooksville Kenneth Froemming       Jacksonville       Jacksonville Manuel Garcia       Miami       Hialeah Walter Garcia Jr       Odessa       Bayside Center Patrick Gavin       St Petersburg       Pinellas Park Timothy Goins       Sunrise       Deerfield Russell Guy       Winter Haven       Lakeland Center Peter Harper       Lake Worth       Riviera Beach Keith Harvey       Jacksonville       Jacksonville Robbi Hodson       Panama City       Panama City Joseph Holl       New Port Richey       Tampa Alan House       Seminole       Pinellas Park Daniel Irish       Fleming Island       Jacksonville Charles Johnson III       Lakeland       Lakeland Center Kenneth Junkins       St Cloud       Orlando Hub Michael Kamla       Osteen       Longwood Center Gustavo Llorente       Sunrise       Hialeah Bennie Lockhart       Riverview       Tampa Reynolds Lys       Orlando       Orlando Hub David Malsbury       Loxahatchee       Hialeah Daniel Massie       Middleburg       Jacksonville Richard Mathiesen       Cocoa       Cocoa Center Anthony Mc Cray       Jacksonville       Jacksonville Michael Mc Endree       Naples       Naples Raymond Mc Keever       Lynn Haven       Panama City Elio Montenegro       Miami       Hialeah Mark Murphy       Winter Park       Longwood Center Jeffrey Newman       Ft Lauderdale       Ft. Lauderdale Alfonso Nogueiras       Pembroke Pines       Hialeah Jose Olan Jr       Jacksonville       Jacksonville William Owens       Vero Beach       Vero Beach Frank Parsons       Pensacola       Montgomery Perry Paul       Panama City       Panama City Mark Pettinati       Plantation       Deerfield Richard Pinaha       Tamarac       Ft. Lauderdale Robert Poorman       Floral City       Brooksville William Powell       South Daytona       Daytona Center Richard Precious       West Melbourne       Melbourne Reginald Randolph       Jacksonville       Jacksonville Theodore Reiman       Saint Cloud       Orlando Hub Bryan Rice       Lakeland       Lakeland Center Burt Rider       Hawthorne       Gainesville Center Robert Robillard       Babson Park       Lake Wales Center Randy Salava       Clearwater       Pinellas Park Darrell Simpler       Niceville       Ft. Walton Claiborne Stevens       St Augustine       St. Augustine Center Ray Thomas       Opa Locka       Hialeah Mark Trout       Merritt Island       Cocoa Center Dwayne Veal       Winter Haven       Lakeland Center Frank Veroline       Coconut Creek       Ft. Lauderdale Ronald Wagner       Longwood       Longwood Center William Webb Jr       Crestview       Ft. Walton William Whitford       Tampa       Tampa Ronald Wilson       Cocoa       Cocoa Center Kenneth Winebold       Lithia       Tampa Ronald Wright       Jacksonville       Jacksonville UPSDan McMackin,