UPS Honors Pennsylvania Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00am EST

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PHILADELPHIA--(Business Wire)--
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 36 elite drivers from Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania boasts 207 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 5,875
years of accident-free driving. Joseph Orlen of Warrington is the state`s senior
safe driver, with 39 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are
3,816 total UPS drivers in Pennsylvania. 

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 George Brooks, president, UPS East Region. 

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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Following is a list of Pennsylvania drivers inducted this year to the Circle of

 Driver                  Hometown              UPS Work Location     
 Danilo Abella           Lebanon               Harrisburg            
 Joseph Baselice         Secane                Willow Grove          
 George Berninger        Williamsport          Williamsport          
 William Buckheit        Chambersburg          Harrisburg            
 Ralph Cernera           Avoca                 Scranton              
 Craig Cosey             Elizabethtown         Lancaster             
 James Dancs             Bethlehem             Allentown             
 Ronald Dickinson        Factoryville          Wilkes-Barre          
 William Dunn            Oil City              Franklin              
 Kevin Ferguson          Moscow                Scranton              
 John Fidazzo            Washington            Washington            
 Kevin Filer             Smithton              New Stanton           
 Robert Gainer           Warminster            Willow Grove          
 William Goodlin         Mt Pleasant           New Stanton           
 John Greco              Lansdale              Willow Grove          
 Thomas Greer            Glen Riddle           Philadelphia Air Hub  
 Edward Halton III       Glenside              Willow Grove          
 Thomas Haruch           Norristown            West Chester          
 Mark Kolmansperger      West Pittston         Wilkes-Barre          
 Robert Mantell          West Grove            West Chester          
 Kenneth Montella        Doylestown            Willow Grove          
 Robert Rauscher         Philadelphia          West Chester          
 John Reed III           Milton                Sunbury               
 Russell Renkin          Pittsburgh            Thornburg             
 Robert Roy              Connellsville         New Stanton           
 Reese Scott             Nicholson             Scranton              
 Anthony Semente         East Stroudsburg      Broadway              
 Charles Stitz Jr        Bloomsburg            Sunbury               
 Thomas Stoffey          Coatesville           West Chester          
 Timothy Toro            Clark Summits         Wilkes-Barre          
 Charles Upperman        St Thomas             Chambersburg          
 Gary Vanreed            Penllyn               Willow Grove          
 John Wall               Levittown             Willow Grove          
 Timothy Weeks           Fairview              Erie                  
 James Yadeski           Erie                  Erie                  
 James Zack              Coatesville           West Chester          

Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123

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