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UPS Honors Pennsylvania Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 70 elite drivers from Pennsylvania are among 1,613 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.

Pennsylvania boasts 334 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,321 years of accident-free driving. Jon Bedillion of Washington is the state’s senior-most safe driver with 39 years of accident-free driving under his belts. There are 4,815 total UPS drivers in Pennsylvania.

Globally, 8,703 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up more than 245,000 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to Mars and back 19 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. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 53 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 47 years of safe driving. Sixty-six 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 UPS Public Relations at pr@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.

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

DriverHometownUPS Work Location
Allwein, TimothySummerdaleHarrisburg
Arms, RichardReadingReading
Ashby, RobertHollandWillow Grove
Astler Jr., JohnAmblerWest Chester
Bell, JeffLindenWilliamsport
Bervinchak, KevinLancasterLancaster
Bizzak, JohnJames CityNew Stanton
Bohner, BrianHalifaxHarrisburg
Brown, DonaldMcMurrayWashington
Burden, MichaelRoncoUniontown
Cadden, WilliamScrantonStroudsburg
Crookham, JamesHatboroWillow Grove
Dandy, RobertStewertstownHunt Valley
Dearfield, TimothyFreedomNew Stanton
Dempsey, MarkWarminsterWillow Grove
Dreisbach, TroyBathAllentown
Dunkle, JamesHarrisburgHarrisburg
Evans, DavidKingstonWilkes-Barre
Fahnestock, RobertFayettevilleChambersburg
Fonda, FrederickSoudertonWillow Grove
Gnacinski, PaulErieErie
Hammel, VincentHanoverBaltimore
Hasko, DouglasCogan StationWilliamsport
Heisler, MichaelAllentownAllentown
Hoffman, RichardHermitageNew Castle
Hoffman, RobertNorristownWest Chester
Hopkins, RayAcmeNew Stanton
Hoyt, LynnBlossburgWilliamsport
Huber, ChristopherNorristownWillow Grove
Jackson, RichardNew BrightonAliquippa
Jaczesko, TimothyGibsoniaPittsburgh
Johnson, MichaelErieErie
Keefer, WilliamConnellsvilleNew Stanton
Krause, ArlanEnolaHarrisburg
Krist, AndrewAbingtonWillow Grove
Kukic, RobertAcmeNew Stanton
Lenker, MichaelMillersburgHarrisburg
Lucas, BrianWest ChesterWest Chester
Lucas, EdwardNew StantonNew Stanton
McIndoe, BradleyYorkYork
Moore, DavidBurhamPhiladelphia
Motley, StephenPittsburghPittsburgh
Moyer, BrettKresgevilleStroudsburg
Pagan, NelsonLancasterLancaster
Pallante, LouisPhilaPhiladelphia
Poplawski, RonaldSpringbrook Twp.Scranton
Rankin, BretSecaneWest Chester
Santaniello III, MichaelYorkYork
Schwarz, SusanPalmertonMt. Olive
Scurry, RonaldNorristownWillow Grove
Sharrah, KennethWaynesboroFrederick
Shore, ThomasElizabethThornburg
Siejk, DanielNew StantonNew Stanton
Sing, LawrenceWest ChesterWest Chester
Smith, TimothyLewisburgWilliamsport
Thompson, ThomasKnoxFranklin
Tiller, BruceWest ChesterWest Chester
Tintle, CaryMarshalls CreekParsippany
Viggiano, PaulSpringfieldWest Chester
Vojtasek, MatthewGilbertsvilleReading
Volpetti, NickWyomingWilkes-Barre
Vresk, MarkW EastonAllentown
Wagner, DavidCoplayAllentown
Walker, MichaelButlerZelienople
Wenrich, GaleSunburySunbury
Wilson, DonaldHollidaysburgAltoona
Work, DanielLancasterLancaster
Yocum, CurtElizabethtownHarrisburg
Zeller, RamonWyomissingReading
Zimmerman, TimothyScottdaleNew Stanton

Contact: UPS Public Relations pr@ups.com

Source: UPS