UPS Honors Florida Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

US 02/27/18

Jacksonville

UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced that 86 elite drivers from Florida 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.

Florida boasts 636 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 15,203 years of accident-free driving. Harold Edgecomb of Alva and Edgar Foster of Miami are the state’s senior most drivers, each with 39 years of accident-free driving under their belts. There are 5,310 total full-time UPS drivers in Florida. 

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 Kim Wyant, president, UPS Florida 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 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.

** NOTE: The following pages list 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 Florida drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Ackman,  Carl

Fleming Island

Jacksonville

Alfaro,  Ruben

Lutz

Bayside

Anthony,  William

Cantonment

Pensacola

Arnold,  Richard

Lakeland

Lakeland

Barthle,  Paul

Miami Lakes

Hialeah

Bates,  William

Sunrise

Hialeah

Brown,  Bobby

Tampa

Bayside

Brown,  Jeffrey

Ft. Pierce

Ft. Pierce

Calicott,  Bryan

Winter Park

Longwood

Cisson,  Richard

Loxahatchee

Hialeah

Coakley,  Jeffrey

Land O Lakes

Tampa

Cowans,  Michael

Orlando

Orlando

Curry,  Keith

Satellite Beach

Melbourne

Daniels,  William

Brandon

Tampa

Davis,  Frank

Palm Harbour

Pinellas Park

Denison,  Alan

Leesburg

Orlando

Dickinson,  David

Tallahassee

Tallahassee

Dougherty,  Randy

Merritt Island

Ft. Lauderdale

Dulskis,  Romualdas

Orlando

Orlando

Feige,  Paul

Ft. Meyers

Ft. Meyers

Galeas,  Rene

Gainesville

Jacksonville

Gibbs,  Thomas

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Glover,  Clark

Jensen Beach

Ft. Pierce

Gomez,  Javier

Miami

Hialeah

Gonzalez,  Anthony

Boca Raton

Hialeah

Gonzalez,  Rolando

Miami

Miami

Green,  Bernard

Panama City

Panama City

Gutierrez,  Rafael

Hialeah

Hialeah

Harris,  Cedric

Winter Haven

Lakeland

Hazzard,  William

Brandon

Orlando

Hutchinson,  Coby

Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor

Iglesias,  Osvaldo

Miami

Miami South

Jessup,  James

West Palm Beach

Riviera Beach

Johnson,  Terry

Miami

Hialeah

Lambertson Iii,  John

Naples

Naples

Larocque,  John

Wellington

Riviera Beach

Lasseter,  Louis

Newport Richey

Orlando

Lee,  Terence

Delray Beach

Deerfield

Lewis,  Allisa

Tamarac

Ft. Lauderdale

Logan,  Randy

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Long,  Shawn

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers

Luttman,  Erich

Bushnell

Tampa

Matis,  Stephen

Hudson

Port Richey

McCraine,  Dwayne

Tampa

Lakeland

McGrath,  Thomas

St Augustine

St. Augustine

McKee,  Matt

Fort White

Lake City

McKelvey,  Vincent

Seffner

Orlando

Meeks,  Gary

St. Cloud

Orlando

Miller,  Paul

Chuluota

Longwood

Molodet,  Thomas

Port Orange

Daytona

Mullins,  Bryce

Middleburg

Jacksonville

Osteen,  Michael

Saint Augustine

St. Augustine

Owens,  Andre

Apopka

Longwood

Paul,  Stephen

Pompano Beach

Deerfield

Payne,  Ronald

Myakka City

Sarasota

Phillips,  Robert

Lake Wales

Lake Wales

Powell,  Bradley

Cocoa

Orlando

Rando,  Gregory

Pembroke Pines

Miami

Reano,  Robert

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Reeser,  Gary

St. Petersburg

Orlando

Robinson,  Keith

Miami

Hialeah

Rodriguez,  Celestino

Miami

Miami

Rodriquez,  Alejandro

Miami

Hialeah

Rosal,  Mario

Pace

Pensacola

Rugenstein,  Robert

Lake Mary

Longwood

San Nicolas,  Rogelio

Miami

Hialeah

Sanchez,  Andrew

Tampa

Tampa

Santorelli,  Benedetto

St Augustine

St. Augustine

Sapp,  Leo

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Schilling,  Craig

Sarasota

Orlando

Serpa,  Alejandro

Coral Springs

Ft. Lauderdale

Sheerahamed,  Asif

Lake Worth

Hialeah

Sierra,  Cecil

Tampa

Bayside

Swan,  Stephen

Bradenton

Sarasota

Tatum,  Steve

Naples

Naples

Tester,  Christopher

Orlando

Orlando

Tordini,  Raphael

Daytona Beach

Daytona

Wade,  Duane

Bunnell

Daytona

Wagner,  Ronald

Port St. Lucie

Riviera Beach

Warren,  Michael

Thonotosassa

Tampa

Watson,  Aaron

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Widdows,  Jeffrey

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Williams,  Finnie

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Williams,  Marvin

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Williamson,  Jeffrey

Orlando

Orlando

Wyatt,  Darrell

Bartow

Lakeland

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