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UPS Honors Texas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

HOUSTON, Feb. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 119 elite drivers from Texas 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.

Texas boasts 702 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 19,870 years of accident-free driving. Alfredo Luna of Pearland is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 43 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 7,783 UPS drivers in Texas.

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 Craig Wiltz, president, UPS Red River District. “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 Texas drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

DriverHometown UPS Work Location
Alderete, RodolfoCanutilloEl Paso
Andrews Jr., JamesMissouri CityStafford
Arnold, JamesSan AngeloSan Angelo
Ashford, KevinTexarkanaTexarkana
Backus, DaleLewisvilleDallas
Baker, MarkleDallasDallas
Barnett, RobertBeaumontBeaumont
Bradshaw, DouglasGranburyFort Worth
Britton, LeslieLewisvilleFort Worth
Burke, JosephDallasMesquite
Casey, ShawnFort WorthDenton
Castillo, OmarRichmondStafford
Clark, RonnieGarlandMesquite
Clay, RodneyMissouri CityStafford
Clayton, DouglasNeedvilleStafford
Corpus, PeteHoustonLeague City
Cortez, ArnulfoSan JuanMcAllen
Davis Jr., OscarHoustonHouston
Davis, EddieAbileneAbilene
De La Garza, BenjaminSan AntonioSan Antonio
Dietzman, CaroleMesquiteMesquite
Domingue, BrianAlvinAngleton
Dominguez, EdEl PasoEl Paso
Doskocil, RonaldBeltonBelton
Downs, RickeyGranburyFort Worth
Drury, ThadBullardTyler
Duke, TedPasadenaMykawa
Elliott, MichaelKatyStafford
Etheridge, LeeDallasDallas
Eubanks, CliffordKellerDallas
Eubanks, SeanElkhartPalestine
Garcia, NoeLa JoyaMc Allen
Glover, ToniCrowellVernon
Gonzalez, JorgeEl PasoEl Paso
Goodman, KellyBaytownBaytown
Gray, GaryArlingtonArlington
Greer, JackNevadaMesquite
Grona, BryanFredericksburgKerrville
Guevara, GabrielCanyonAmarillo
Guillory, CarrieCrosbyBaytown
Hafer, TerrySan AntonioSan Antonio
Handran, KevinAustinAustin
Hawkins, WylieBedfordDallas
Henry, StevenSan AntonioSan Antonio
Hinojo, SergioMesquiteDallas
Hoover, BobbyStephenvilleGranbury
Hoskins, JeffreyDallasDallas
Howard, PaulHoustonStafford
Howell, MelvinRowlettMesquite
Istre, YancyKatyMykawa
Jacobs, MarkRoyse CityMesquite
Johnson, BryanLubbockLubbock
Johnson, DavidEl PasoEl Paso
Johnson, MatthewHitchcockHouston
Johnson, SamuelCiboloSan Antonio
Jones, AnthonyGarlandMesquite
Lawrence, LarryMesquiteMesquite
London, RobertWacoWaco
Longoria, RichardCarrolltonDallas
Lynn, MichaelPampaPampa
Marquez, JuanEl PasoEl Paso
Masters, BillyPflugervilleAustin
Mata, JackSan AntonioSan Antonio
May, TommyMissouri CityStafford
McCain Jr., JerrySan AngeloSan Angelo
McGahan, GerryRockwallMesquite
Meier, JamesCrowleyFort Worth
Miller, ClaytonCoppellDallas
Montoya, RichardEl PasoEl Paso
Moore, RichardHurstFort Worth
Morgan, RodgerCypressStafford
Morris, LloydDallasDallas
Musick, StevenLubbockLubbock
Neumann, KirbyWacoWaco
Oaxaca, DavidEl PasoEl Paso
O'brien, JohnNew BraunfelsSan Antonio
Pacha, DonTempleBelton
Panther, DavidFort WorthFort Worth
Parker, AndreaRowlettMesquite
Perez, AlbertoCorpus ChristiCorpus Christi
Perez, RobertLaredoLaredo
Peterson, RobertArlingtonFort Worth
Polk, AllenConroeHouston
Pope, BobSaladoAustin
Porter, GordonNorth Richland HillsFort Worth
Puente Jr., MarianoMesquiteMesquite
Richter, MikeMesquiteMesquite
Robson, MatthewArlingtonArlington
Rodriguez, GustavoCorpus ChristiCorpus Christi
Saenger, DaleLubbockLubbock
Saenz Jr., RudolphKenedyKenedy
Saiz, RonaldLubbockLubbock
Sandu, EugenPearlandAngleton
Saucedo, AndresSan AntonioSan Antonio
Smiley, JohnLewisvilleMesquite
Smith, BrianHoustonStafford
Smith, RickySan MarcosSan Marcos
Stamm, SandraKempMesquite
Stewart, EricHoustonStafford
Stone, LorenWataugaFort Worth
Strawn, RaulEl PasoEl Paso
Sullivan, CharlesOrangePort Arthur
Summers, ScottJacksonvilleTyler
Supnet, DavidEl PasoEl Paso
Swint, DennisMesquiteMesquite
Talley Jr., WilsonDallasDallas
Tamez, ArnoldoMcAllenMcAllen
Taylor, JerryVan AlstyneSherman
Thibeault, GuyNederlandPort Arthur
Thomas, GregFriscoDallas
Torres, RolandDel RioSan Antonio
Turner, PhilFort WorthFort Worth
Tye, CharlesFort WorthFort Worth
Van Meter, BrianDallasMesquite
Vera, ReynaldoSan AntonioSan Antonio
Weidner, RodneyBurlesonFort Worth
Wolfman, WilliamGeorgetownAustin
Wooddell, HenryTempleBelton
Yung, LawrenceCollege StationBryan

Contact: UPS Public Relations pr@ups.com

Source: UPS