UPS Honors Texas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00am EST

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HOUSTON--(Business Wire)--
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 127 elite drivers from Texas 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. 

Texas boasts 497 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 13,918 years of
accident-free driving. Deatrice Underwood of Dale and Alfredo Luna of Pearland
are the state`s senior safe drivers, with 40 years each of accident-free driving
under their belts. There are 5,502 UPS drivers in Texas. 

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 Gerald Mattes, president, UPS West 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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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
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 Following is a list of Texas drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor. 
 Driver                 Hometown           UPS Work Location         
 Destry Allen           Corinth            Dallas                    
 Rose Allen             Port Arthur        Beaumont                  
 Douglas Allen          Pflugerville       Austin                    
 Daniel Alvarez         Corpus Christi     Corpus Christi            
 Albert Arriola         The Colony         Dallas                    
 Warren Bailey          Dallas             Dallas                    
 Gilbert Balboa         Corpus Christi     Corpus Christi            
 David Bauer            Lewisville         Dallas                    
 Mark Baxter            Tuscola            Abilene                   
 Dempsy Bell            Garland            Mesquite                  
 Parry Bischoff         Longview           Longview                  
 Mitchell Blackwell     Smithville         Austin                    
 Richard Bordeaux       Grand Prairie      Arlington                 
 James Brawner          Whitewright        Dallas                    
 Jamey Brookshire       Nacog Doches       Lufkin                    
 Michael Brown          Corpus Christi     San Antonio Hub           
 Mark Buffum            Baytown            Baytown Center            
 David Burke            Temple             Belton Center             
 John Casey             Desoto             Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport  
 Jaime Chapa            Houston            League City               
 Donald Choate          Haltom City        Fort Worth                
 Joe Cisneros           Austin             Austin                    
 Jeff Conard            Houston            Stafford                  
 Patrick Dargin         Humble             Houston (Canino) Hub      
 John Davis             Claude             Amarillo                  
 Douglas Day            San Angelo         San Angelo                
 James Dennis           Haltom City        Fort Worth                
 Ray Deramus            Murphy             Mesquite                  
 Morris Dillard         Wichita Falls      Wichita Falls             
 Kenneth Dodd           Temple             Belton Center             
 Kevin Edwards          Santa Fe           Angleton                  
 John Evetts            Bulverde           San Antonio Hub           
 Edwin Flores           Temple             Belton Center             
 Gregory Franklin       Desoto             Mesquite                  
 Michael Garrett        Mansfield          Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport  
 Carl Goff              Carrollton         Dallas                    
 Bryan Going            Pampa              Pampa                     
 William Goodson        Mesquite           Mesquite                  
 Roddy Gray             Carrollton         Dallas                    
 Arthur Griffin         Mansfield          Dallas                    
 Kimberley Guidry       Arlington          Fort Worth                
 Stephen Harvey         Lubbock            Lubbock Center            
 Miguel Hernandez       El Paso            El Paso                   
 Jesse Herrera          Laredo             San Antonio Hub           
 Elvin Herron           Harlingen          San Antonio Hub           
 Kevin Hill             Georgetown         Austin                    
 Johnny Hinojosa        New Braunfels      Austin Air Gateway        
 Robert Hoffman         Richmond           Stafford                  
 Kenneth Hogg           Kennard            Lufkin                    
 David Hollins          El Paso            El Paso                   
 Roy Holloway Jr        Amarillo           Amarillo                  
 William Holt           Decatur            Dallas                    
 Jesse Jacinto Jr       Dallas             Mesquite                  
 David Jasinski         Aledo              Fort Worth                
 Randy Jones            Sherman            Sherman                   
 Curtis Jones           League City        Baytown Center            
 Glenn Jozwiak          Cypress            Houston (Canino) Hub      
 Doyle Klement          Muenster           Denton                    
 David Knapp            San Antonio        San Antonio Hub           
 Wilbur Lamb            Belton             Belton Center             
 Terry Lang             Temple             Belton Center             
 Timothy Lanier         Richmond           League City               
 Paul Letot             Mesquite           Mesquite                  
 Bridgette Lloyd        Houston            Mykawa                    
 Edward Lopez           San Antonio        San Antonio Hub           
 Efrain Lopez           Harlingen          Harlingen                 
 Leon Mack              Hickory Creek      Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport  
 Marlin Marbach         Fort Worth         Mesquite                  
 Henry Marek            Pflugerville       Austin                    
 David McDonald         Del Rio            San Antonio Hub           
 Robert McKenzie        Coppell            Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport  
 Stephen Mcaughan       Gary               Longview                  
 Tommy Miller           Houston            Houston (Canino) Hub      
 William Mims           Mesquite           Mesquite                  
 Patrick Moczygemba     San Antonio        San Antonio Hub           
 James Moravits         Round Rock         Austin                    
 Robert Moyer           Pflugerville       Austin                    
 Greg Munsell           Universal City     San Antonio Hub           
 Douglas Musgrove       Madisonville       Houston (Canino) Hub      
 Charles Myers          Sugarland          Stafford                  
 Carl Norman            Fort Worth         Fort Worth                
 Benjamin Ortega        Round Rock         Austin                    
 Bryan Orth             Floresville        Kenedy Center             
 Rafael Paredez         Grand Prairie      Dallas                    
 Silvestre Parra III    El Paso            El Paso                   
 William Patton         Humble             Houston (Canino) Hub      
 Steven Pennington      Garland            Mesquite                  
 Filiberto Perez        Odem               San Antonio Hub           
 Craig Peterson         Rowlett            Mesquite                  
 Santos Pina III        Cedar Park         Austin                    
 Mark Proctor           Bedford            Dallas                    
 Pete Quinonez          Pflugerville       Austin                    
 Ronald Raaphorst       Keller             Fort Worth                
 Edward Ramirez         Elgin              Austin                    
 Russell Ray            Fort Worth         Fort Worth                
 Anthony Reid           Fort Worth         Fort Worth                
 Robert Reyes           San Antonio        San Antonio Hub           
 Gilbert Reyes          Corpus Christi     Corpus Christi            
 Bryan Rigsby           Richmond           Houston (Canino) Hub      
 Dennis Rimer           New Braunfels      San Marcos                
 Mark Roberts           Conroe             Conroe                    
 Douglas Rosser         San Angelo         Austin                    
 Dennis Rowald          Round Rock         Austin                    
 Gerald Salazar         San Antonio        Leon Valley               
 David Salazar          Kyle               San Marcos                
 Ramon Salinas Jr       Mesquite           Mesquite                  
 Richard Savell         Kingwood           Houston (Canino) Hub      
 Michael Scroggins      Sulphur Springs    Sulphur Springs           
 Carlos Sevilla Jr      Corpus Christi     Corpus Christi            
 Ronald Simmons Jr      Forney             Mesquite                  
 Gary Smith             Roanoke            Dallas                    
 Scott Sotzing          Rockwall           Mesquite                  
 Donald Stacey          Hurst              Fort Worth                
 Edward Starkes         Tyler              Tyler                     
 Nevin Strub            Granbury           Fort Worth                
 Richard Surber         San Antonio        San Antonio Hub           
 John Thomas            Victoria           Victoria                  
 Don Tripp              Carrollton         Dallas                    
 Wendell Turner         Amarillo           Amarillo                  
 Carlos Veloz           Richardson         Mesquite                  
 John Walk Jr           San Antonio        San Antonio Hub           
 Gregory Walters        Round Rock         Austin                    
 Lee Whitford           Missouri City      Stafford                  
 James Wilson           Grand Prairie      Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport  
 John Winchester        Houston            Baytown Center            
 Richard Witte          Karnes City        Kenedy Center             
 David Wright           Wichita Falls      Wichita Falls             

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