UPS Honors South Carolina Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00am EST

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COLUMBIA, S.C.--(Business Wire)--
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 20 elite drivers from South Carolina 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

South Carolina boasts 110 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 3,123
years of accident-free driving. Hubert Crisp Jr. of Greenville is the state`s
senior safe driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under his belt, tying
him for fourth best driving record among UPS`s 102,000 drivers. There are 1,259
total UPS drivers in South Carolina. 

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 Dow Dameron, president, UPS South Atlantic

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
efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves
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Following is a list of South Carolina drivers inducted this year to the Circle
of Honor.

 Driver                   Hometown             UPS Work Location     
 Jeffrey Bennett          Roebuck              Spartanburg Center    
 Johnny Blair             Columbia             Columbia Hub          
 Richard Brawley          Cayce                Columbia Hub          
 David Chinners           Orangeburg           Orangeburg Center     
 Daniel Clements          Little Mountain      Columbia Hub          
 James Elliott            Florence             Florence Center       
 Larry Geddings           Conway               Columbia Hub          
 Donny Glenn              Lexington            Columbia Hub          
 Theodore Jones           Hopkins              Columbia Hub          
 Thomas Little            West Columbia        Columbia Hub          
 James Mc Carley Jr       Roebuck              Spartanburg Center    
 Kenneth Mc Cullough      Rock Hill            Rock Hill Center      
 Gregory Morris           Florence             Florence Center       
 Richard Munday III       Moncks Corner        Summerville Center    
 Mark Owens               Greenwood            Greenwood Center      
 Lee Rivers               Columbia             Columbia Hub          
 Terry Simpson            Iva                  Spartanburg Center    
 Glenn Tanis              Beaufort             Parris Island Center  
 Richard Thomas           Greenwood            Greenwood Center      
 Clarence Wilson Jr       Columbia             Columbia Hub          

Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123

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