Atlanta, February 17, 2015
1,445 Join “Circle of Honor” For Driving Safely For 25 Years; Orlando’s Ginny Odom Is First Female Driver To Reach 40 years Without An Accident
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the induction of 1,445 drivers into its elite “Circle of Honor,” raising to 7,878 the number of drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more.
“Maintaining safe highways and roads is our highest priority, so I commend any person who achieves this milestone of 25 years or more crash-free, creating safer driving conditions for us all,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
The number of active Circle of Honor drivers is the most in company history and includes 66 new members from Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico.
Collectively, the 7,878 drivers have logged more than 5.3 billion miles and more than 221,000 years of safe driving through their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to Mars and back 36 times.
UPS began recognizing its safe drivers in 1923. The company’s first 5-year safe driver, Ray McCue, was honored in 1928 by founder Jim Casey.
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