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UPS Honors North Carolina Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 62 elite drivers from North Carolina 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.

North Carolina boasts 357 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 10,051 years of accident-free driving. David Herndon of Charlotte is the state's senior safest driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,165 total UPS drivers in North Carolina.

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 North Carolina drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Banks, Douglas Creedmore Durham Center
Barbee, Jamie Elon Greensboro Hub
Brown, William Wendell Raleigh
Bumgarner, Jeffrey Millers Creek Winston Salem Building
Byrd Jr, James Huntersville Charlotte Hub
Calloway, Todd Asheville Asheville
Capps, Eddie Whispering Pines Southern Pines Center
Childers Jr, Olin Rockwell Kannapolis
Cline, Larry Hickory Hickory Center
Cremedy Jr, Willie Winston Salem High Point
Dasen, Dale Youngsville Raleigh
Dix, Linwood Graham Greensboro Hub
Earp, Edward Spring Hope Raleigh
Emerick, Mark Holly Springs Raleigh
Emery, Barry Clayton Raleigh
Evans, Earl Raleigh Raleigh
Fullwood, Kenneth Raleigh Raleigh
Furmage, Alton Sanford Southern Pines Center
Gibson, Kenneth Greensboro Greensboro Hub
Glenn, Michael Greensboro Greensboro Hub
Goins, Michael Monroe Monroe
Gosnell, Jeffery Candler Asheville
Hadlock, Lee Pleasant Garden Greensboro Hub
Hankins, Mark Concord Charlotte Hub
Harper, Stewart Durham Durham Center
Hart, Douglas Carrboro Chapel Hill
Heath, William Kinston Havelock
Heaton, David Kings Mountain Shelby
Hoffman, Rickey Connelly Springs Lenoir
Hughes Jr, Lynwood Oxford Durham Center
Humphrey, James Lumberton Lumberton Center
Ingle, Jeffrey Burlington Greensboro Hub
Kennedy, Douglas Pink Hill Kinston Center
Kilby, Eugene Candler Asheville
Lane, Glen Statesville Statesville
Loy, Kevin Burlington Greensboro Hub
Maye, Harry Marlon Granite Falls Lenoir
Midgett, Danuel Manteo Manteo
Miller, Johnny Lexington Greensboro Hub
Miller, Larry Wilmington Wilmington Center
Moore, Danny Winston Salem Winston Salem Building
Mull, Eddie Hickory Hickory Center
Organ Jr, Arthur Knightdale Raleigh
Peak, Thomas Asheville Asheville
Pulley, Harold Durham Raleigh
Reaves, William Knightdale Durham Center
Robinson, Darren Butner Durham Center
Rudisill, Martin Burlington Greensboro Hub
Simmons, Vincent Raleigh Raleigh
Smith Jr, Floyd Fayetteville Raleigh
Smith, Alexus Durham Durham Center
Smith, William Spring Hope Rocky Mount
Sparks, Jeffrey Mt Olive Goldsboro Center
Stilley, Douglas Rocky Mount Rocky Mount
Sustar, Timothy China Grove Charlotte Hub
Triplett, Scott Lenoir Lenoir
Vestal, Terry Boonville Winston Salem Building
Webb, Don Wake Forest Raleigh
Wesson, Ben Angier Raleigh
Williams, Joseph Greensboro Greensboro Hub
Williams, Randall High Point Greensboro Hub
Wilson, Ricky Greensboro Greensboro Hub

CONTACT: Dan McMackin dmcmackin@ups.com

Source: UPS