UPS Honors North Dakota Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00am EST

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FARGO, N.D.--(Business Wire)--
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced three elite drivers from North Dakota 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. 

North Dakota boasts 18 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 500 years
of accident-free driving. Randy Peterson of Harwood is the state`s senior safe
driver, with 34 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 291
total UPS drivers in North Dakota. 

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 Jill Schubert, president, UPS Northern
Plains District. 

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
http://www.pressroom.ups.com/safety. 

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation
of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more
efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves
more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on
the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get
UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS. 

** NOTE: The following pages list local drivers by hometown and UPS center.If
you`re interested in interviewing or riding along with a local driver, please
contact Dan McMackin at dmcmackin@ups.com.

Following is a list of North Dakota drivers inducted this year to the Circle of
Honor.

                                                         
 Driver              Hometown         UPS Work Location  
 Michael Hagen       Grand Forks      Grand Forks        
 Kenneth Haman       Surrey           Minot              
 Delwayne Hoefs      Wahpeton         Fargo              


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Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123
dmcmackin@ups.com

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