UPS Honors Oklahoma Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00am EST

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OKLAHOMA CITY--(Business Wire)--
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 23 elite drivers from Oklahoma 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. 

Oklahoma boasts 104 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 2,903 years
of accident-free driving. Raymond Buxton of Stillwater is the state`s senior
safe driver, with 37 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are
806 total UPS drivers in Oklahoma. 

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 Habib Pourfakhrai, president, UPS Red River

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 

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of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more
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** NOTE: The following pages list local drivers by hometown and UPS center.If
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Following is a list of Oklahoma drivers inducted this year to the Circle of

 Driver                   Hometown           UPS Work Location  
 Kenneth Archer Jr        Clinton            Clinton            
 Kathleen Brockhoff       Ponca City         Ponca City         
 George Conn              Broken Arrow       Tulsa              
 Carl Corn                Catoosa            Broken Arrow       
 Kenneth Deckard          Claremore          Tulsa              
 Tommy Farr               Owasso             Broken Arrow       
 Timothy Hall             Lawton             Lawton             
 Eric Harned              Oklahoma City      Oklahoma City Hub  
 Gregory Holscher         Glenpool           Tulsa              
 Mark Lamb                Edmond             Oklahoma City Hub  
 Cris Martin              Broken Arrow       Tulsa              
 Steven Martin            Vinita             Vinita             
 Frank Maynard            Moore              Oklahoma City Hub  
 Michael Mc Coy           Moore              Oklahoma City Hub  
 Bobby Mc Spadden Jr      Clayton            Oklahoma City Hub  
 Harold Miller Jr         Randlett           Vernon             
 Johnell Sloan            Oklahoma City      Oklahoma City Hub  
 Jessie Smith Jr          Bartlesville       Tulsa              
 Robert Summers           Oklahoma City      Oklahoma City Hub  
 Eddie Thompson           Vinita             Vinita             
 Robert Trotter           Ponca City         Ponca City         
 Robert Turner            Stillwater         Stillwater         
 Troy Turtle              Ada                Shawnee            

Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123

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