UPS Honors Arizona Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

US 02/27/18

Phoenix, AZ

UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced that 23 elite drivers from Arizona are among 1,582 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.

Arizona boasts 142 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 3,651 years of accident-free driving. Mark Woolston of Glendale is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 1,668 total full-time UPS drivers in Arizona. 

Globally, 10,504 UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up 257,221 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said George Willis, president, UPS West 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 55 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 49 years of safe driving. One hundred twenty six others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

UPS’s 127,000 small package drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually. 

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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Following is a list of Arizona drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Ashe,  John

Florence

San Diego, CA

Diggs Sr,  Vainus

Peoria

Phoenix

Esgar,  Matthew

Gilbert

Tempe

Gomez Jr,  Robert

Tucson

Tucson

Gottschalk,  Barry

New River

Phoenix

Hernandez,  Jose

Phoenix

Phoenix

Johnson,  Scott

Tucson

Phoenix

Joyner,  Robert

Goodyear

Phoenix

Kutcher,  Wayne

Scottsdale

Estrella

Maxfield,  John

Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu

Mote,  Brian

Prescott Valley

Prescott Valley

Purtee,  Tracy

Payson

Payson

Reed,  Steve

Glendale

Phoenix

Roberts,  Kelly

Prescott

Phoenix

Rudd,  Jesse

Goodyear

Phoenix

Sanchez,  Mark

Youngtown

Phoenix

Soto,  Danny

Chandler

Mesa

Stadel,  Scott

Apache Junction

Mesa

Styles Jr,  Charles

Peoria

Phoenix

Updyke,  Michael

Tempe

Phoenix

Valentin,  Paul

Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista

Wagner,  Charles

Glendale

Phoenix

Waters,  Christopher

Phoenix

Phoenix

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