UPS Honors New Jersey Drivers For 25 Years Of Safe Driving

US 02/27/18

Newark, NJ

UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced that 40 elite drivers from New Jersey 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.

New Jersey boasts 299 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 7,903 years of accident-free driving. George Lodovico of Vineland is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 47 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,751 total full-time UPS drivers in New Jersey.

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 Lou Rivieccio, president, UPS East 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.

** 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 New Jersey drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Alston,  Paul

Maplewood

Secaucus

Benjamin,  Bernard

Hamilton

Secaucus

Breisacher,  Theodore

Pennsauken

Lawnside

Bruno,  Paul

Elmer

Lawnside

Busch,  Robert

Rockaway

Parsippany

Castle,  Glenn

Wantage

Parsippany

Clouden,  Ghana

Willingboro

Philadelphia

Daoud,  Viken

New Milford

New York, NY

Guzman,  Giovanni

New Milford

New York, NY

Horvath,  Joseph

Highlands

Edison

Jennings,  Robert

Flemington

Bound Brook

Johnson,  Glenn

Union

Maspeth, NY

Johnson,  Harold

Orange

Newark

Jones,  Kevin

Carteret

Edison

Kowalewski,  Thomas

Toms River

Tinton Falls

Linton,  Daniel

Jackson

Edison

Loyd,  John

Shark River Hills

Edison

McGinnis,  Robert

Cinnaminson

Lawnside

Mchugh,  Michael

Mount Ephraim

Lawnside

Mendez,  Anthony

Linden

New York, NY

Mercado,  Jose

Old Bridge

Secaucus

Nelson,  Perry

Augusta

Parsippany

Olivieri,  David

Ridgefield Park

Secaucus

Rebelo,  Jorge

Flemington

Newark

Richmond,  Larry

North Brunswick

New York, NY

Robertson,  Tyrone

Sicklerville

Philadelphia, PA

Sable,  Thomas

Bricktown

Edison

Sankar,  Kissraj

Matawan

New York, NY

Scilingo,  Anthony

Edison

Edison

Smith,  Michael

Keyport

Edison

Sollitto,  Frank

Totowa

Secaucus

Strobel,  Christopher

Whitehouse Station

Maspeth, NY

Torode,  Timothy

Lake Como

Lakewood

Turchioe,  Peter

Midland Park

New York, NY

Umba Jr,  Charles

Woodbury

Lawnside

Vializ,  Carlos

Roselle

Secaucus

Walker,  John

Cherry Hill

Lawnside

Williams,  Andre

Newark

Secaucus

Wojtkowiak,  Philip

Marlton

Lawnside

Wood,  Gary

Toms River

Edison

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