UPS Honors Texas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130220:nBw205854a http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130220005854/en 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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