COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 75 elite drivers from Ohio 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.
Ohio boasts 333 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,307 years of accident-free driving. Terry Leedy of Wadsworth is the state's senior safe driver, with 44 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,546 total UPS drivers in Ohio.
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 George Brooks, president, UPS East Region.
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.
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Following is a list of Ohio drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.
|Driver||Hometown||UPS Work Location|
|Alexander, Kevin||Dover||New Philadelphia|
|Arcipowski, Andrew||Brecksville||Highland Heights|
|Blake, Robert||Strongsville||Highland Heights|
|Bly, Neil||Strongsville||E 68th Street|
|Brown, Scott||Brunswick||Middleburg Heights|
|Buchert, Thomas||Liberty Township||Sharonville|
|Casey, John||Dayton||West Carrollton|
|Crowder, Robert||Grove City||Columbus|
|Dewitt, Brien||Richmond Hts||Highland Heights|
|Dodd, Kimberly||Munroe Falls||Akron|
|Duliba, Steven||North Royalton||Middleburg Heights|
|Favazzo Sr, James||Alliance||Canton|
|Fell, David||Strongsville||Middleburg Heights|
|Feller, Richard||Dover||Middleburg Heights|
|Fulton, Donald||Canal Fulton||Canton|
|Hanrahan, Scott||Plain City||Columbus|
|Hawkins, Bruce||Richmond Heights||Middleburg Heights|
|Jones Jr, Jerry||Newark||Newark|
|Kalinowski, Michael||Homerville||Middleburg Heights|
|Klufas, Bohdan John||Parma||Middleburg Heights|
|Konn, Frank||Berea||Middleburg Heights|
|Lagruth, Joseph||Olmsted Falls||Middleburg Heights|
|Losneck, Jeff||Grafton||Middleburg Heights|
|Luers Jr, Gilbert||Fairborn||Dayton|
|Marsh, Anthony||Dayton||West Carrollton|
|Mattes, Larry||Cuyahoga Falls||Middleburg Heights|
|Maushart, David||Liberty Township||Sharonville|
|Minasola, Joseph||Brunswick||E 68th Street|
|Nangle, Robert||Huber Heights||Springfield Center|
|Pohl Jr, Richard||Huber Heights||Dayton|
|Rammel, William||St Henry||Celina|
|Reagin, Timothy||Shaker Hts||Highland Heights|
|Reiss, Jo Ann||Berea||Middleburg Heights|
|Rokowski, Robert||Olmsted Falls||Middleburg Heights|
|Rosplock, Kevin||Willoughby Hills||Highland Heights|
|Sieniawski, James||Wellington||Middleburg Heights|
|Szeremet, Gary||Parma||E 68th Street|
|Yakubik, Aaron||Byesville||St. Clairsville|
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