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UPS Honors Georgia Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

ATLANTA, Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 71 elite drivers from Georgia are among 1,445 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.

Georgia boasts 366 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 10,392 years of accident-free driving. Guy Haynes of Tifton is the state's senior safe driver, with 43 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,025 total UPS drivers in Georgia.

Globally, 7,878 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they've racked up more than 221,000 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers. That's enough miles to travel to Mars and back 36 times.

"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved," said Dwayne Meeks, president, UPS South Atlantic District.

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 52 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 46 years of safe driving. Sixty-two others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

UPS's 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering more than 4 billion packages safely.

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.

** NOTE: The following table lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center. If you're interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact Dan McMackin at dmcmackin@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.

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

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Allen, Lloyd Lilburn Pleasantdale Hub
Ansley, Stewart Augusta Augusta
Atkins, Donald Acworth Roswell Center
Atkinson, Darryl Wendell Hampton Forest Park
Banks, Allen Lithia Springs Atlanta Hub
Bates, John Dalton Dalton
Bowen, William Gainesville Pleasantdale Hub
Brinson, William Tarrytown Swainsboro
Buie Jr, Robert Waycross Waycross
Campbell, Tyrone Albany Albany Center
Clinton, Jerry Douglasville Atlanta Hub
Crockett, Maurice Grantville Atlanta Hub
Crumbley, Robert Marietta Acworth Center
Davis, Reginald Bethlehem Pleasantdale Hub
Dickinson, Horace Loganville Pleasantdale Hub
Duncan Jr, Robert Ellabell Savannah
Elrod, Jonathan Alpharetta Pleasantdale Hub
Fleming Jr, Othel Stone Mountain Pleasantdale Hub
Garrison, Mark Dacula Pleasantdale Hub
Gilyard, David Valdosta Valdosta
Gordon, Charles Cummings Pleasantdale Hub
Hamilton, Michael Kingsland Brunswick
Hammond Jr, Robert Leesburg Albany Center
Hearn, Robert Lee Sharpsburg Forest Park
Howard, William Gregory Lincolnton Augusta
Hutchinson, Christopher Brunswick Brunswick
Hutton, James Newnan Forest Park
Jennette, Steven Madison Athens
Johnson, Jerry Douglasville Pleasantdale Hub
Jones, Charles Alto Gainesville
Jones, Michael Macon Macon
Jordan, Jeffery Gray Macon
King, Charlton Powder Springs
Landon, William Carrollton Carrollton
Mallchok, Douglas Woodstock Roswell Center
Mathis, Eddie Stone Mountain Pleasantdale Hub
McCabe, Rosemary Guyton Tifton
McCall, Charles Savannah Savannah
McCann, Thomas Acworth Roswell Center
McCannon, Ronnie Carnesville Carnesville
Miller, David Stone Mountain Pleasantdale Hub
Miller, Stephen Ringgold Pleasantdale Hub
Moore, Donald Snellville Pleasantdale Hub
Mosely, Steven Dale Lizella Macon
Nichols, Raymond Ringgold Chattanooga, Tn
Norton, Max Cleveland Pleasantdale Hub
Owens, Deloris Fairburn Forest Park
Patterson, Calvin Macon Macon
Pevey, Charles Statesboro Statesboro
Phillips, Thomas Williamson Griffin
Pinckney, Tony College Park Forest Park
Price, Julian Valdosta Valdosta
Roberts, Danny Gene Savannah Savannah
Saxton, David Bogart Athens
Shook, Garland Calhoun Dalton
Smalls, Alphonso Lithonia Pleasantdale Hub
Smith, Rickey Danielsville Carnesville
Stallings, Scott Acworth Roswell Center
Stephens, Howard College Park Roswell Center
Stephens, Robert Macon Macon
Taylor, Margaret Brunswick Tifton
Teague, Christina Kennesaw Roswell Center
Thompson, Jerome Decatur Pleasantdale Hub
Vincent Jr, James Ringgold Chattanooga, Tn
Wade, Randy Powder Springs Atlanta Hub
Washington, Ricky Hiram Atlanta Hub
Watson, Don Butler Statesboro Statesboro
Weaver, William Lagrange La Grange
Wilkes, Johnny Twin City Swainsboro
Wroblewski, Michael Alpharetta Pleasantdale Hub
York, Johnny Rocky Face Dalton

CONTACT: Dan McMackin dmcmackin@ups.com

Source: UPS