• UPS Honors Florida Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 81 elite drivers from Florida are among 1,575 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.  

    Florida boasts 555 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 15,834 years of accident-free driving. Ginny Odom of Orlando is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under her belt. There are 4,083 total full-time UPS drivers in Florida. 

    Globally, 9,349 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor.  Collectively they’ve racked up 266,554 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times.

    “My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Kim Wyant, president, UPS Florida 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 54 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 48 years of safe driving. Ninety-one 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 nearly 5 billion packages annually. 

    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 pages list 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 Florida drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

    Driver

    Hometown

    UPS Work Location

    Alvarez,  Jorge 

    Miami 

    Miami 

    Alvarez,  Paul 

    Dade City 

    Brooksville 

    Anderson,  Tony 

    Eagle Lake 

    Orlando 

    Ashby,  Robert 

    Port Orange 

    Daytona 

    Askew,  Kurt 

    Boynton Beach 

    Deerfield 

    Ayala,  Alfonso 

    Coral Springs 

    Hialeah 

    Benavides,  Adam 

    Homestead 

    Hialeah 

    Beyers,  Robert 

    Bradenton 

    Bradenton 

    Blaes,  William 

    Ocala 

    Ocala 

    Booth,  Charles 

    Molino 

    Panama City 

    Cala,  Martin 

    Hialeah 

    Miami 

    Cantrell,  Scott 

    Port Orange 

    Daytona 

    Capote,  Jorge 

    Hialeah 

    Miami 

    Chin,  Joseph 

    Miami 

    Hialeah 

    Chouloute,  Garry 

    Miami 

    Miami 

    Closson,  Michael 

    St. Johns 

    Jacksonville 

    Colby,  Steven 

    Melbourne 

    Melbourne 

    Craven,  Michael 

    Jacksonville 

    Jacksonville 

    Creecy Jr,  Charles 

    Jacksonville 

    Jacksonville 

    Davis,  Frank 

    Palm Harbor 

    Pinellas Park 

    Denison,  Alan 

    Leesburg 

    Orlando 

    Diviney,  Anthony 

    Clearwater 

    Pinellas Park 

    Dulskis,  Romualdas 

    Orlando 

    Orlando 

    Eaves,  Charles 

    Longwood 

    Longwood 

    Feldman,  Robert 

    Boynton Beach 

    Riviera Beach 

    Fischback,  James 

    Melbourne 

    Cocoa 

    Fitzsimmons,  Thomas 

    Deerfield 

    Deerfield 

    Forman,  Clint 

    Spring Hill 

    Brooksville 

    Fournier Jr,  Paul 

    Coral Springs 

    Hialeah 

    Gale,  Thomas 

    Sarasota 

    Sarasota 

    Garten,  Mitchell 

    Cocoa 

    Cocoa 

    Gibboney,  Glen 

    Tamarac 

    Hialeah 

    Goodman,  Daryl 

    Ocala 

    Ocala 

    Graham,  Rickey 

    Jacksonville 

    Jacksonville 

    Grant,  Paul 

    Hollywood 

    Hollywood 

    Grimes,  Jeffery 

    St. Johns 

    Jacksonville 

    Hitt,  Alan 

    Orlando 

    Longwood 

    Hopkins,  Charles 

    Fleming Island 

    Jacksonville 

    Jimenez,  Rafael 

    Opa Locka 

    Hialeah 

    Johnson,  David 

    Daytona Beach 

    Daytona 

    Jones,  Barry 

    Rockledge 

    Cocoa 

    Kennon,  Leroy 

    Orange Park 

    Jacksonville 

    Kroner,  Scott 

    Brooksville 

    Brooksville 

    Laney,  Gregory 

    Chipley 

    Chipley 

    Lee,  Tony 

    Lake Wales 

    Lakeland 

    Little,  Ricky 

    Lynn Haven 

    Panama City 

    Lobinske,  Walter 

    Fruitland Park 

    Leesburg 

    Long III,  Richard 

    Tampa 

    Bayside 

    Lowe,  Thomas 

    Ormond Beach 

    Daytona 

    Lyons,  Scott 

    Lake Mary 

    Longwood 

    Maggard,  Charles 

    Brooksville 

    Brooksville 

    Mark,  Leon 

    Lehigh Acres 

    Ft. Myers 

    Martin,  Bryan 

    Coral Springs 

    Ft. Lauderdale 

    Mcgrath,  Thomas 

    St. Augustine 

    St. Augustine 

    Mercer,  Frederick 

    Jacksonville 

    Jacksonville 

    Miller,  Paul 

    Chuluota 

    Longwood 

    Milner,  Charles 

    Wesley Chapel 

    Tampa 

    Orta,  David 

    Miami 

    Miami 

    Powell,  Bradley 

    Cocoa 

    Orlando 

    Ray,  Gregory 

    Jacksonville 

    Jacksonville 

    Reece,  Terrell 

    Cantonment 

    Pensacola 

    Rivero,  Carlos 

    Miami 

    Miami 

    Robb,  Christine 

    Sunrise 

    Hialeah 

    Ruscoe,  Dean 

    Port Saint Lucie 

    Hialeah 

    Sanchez,  Andrew 

    Tampa 

    Tampa 

    Serrate,  Nestor 

    Cooper City 

    Hialeah 

    Sewell,  Stephen 

    Groveland 

    Brooksville 

    Shaffer,  Steven 

    Naples 

    Hialeah 

    Sikes,  Joel 

    Jacksonville 

    Jacksonville 

    Sirven,  Michael 

    Miami 

    Hialeah 

    Smith,  R 

    Pompano 

    Deerfield 

    Soliman,  Nelson 

    Miami 

    Hialeah 

    Stevens,  Mark 

    Lake Mary 

    Longwood 

    Strittmatter,  Richard 

    Brooksville 

    Brooksville 

    Taylor,  Gary 

    Gainesville 

    Gainesville 

    Tielves,  Samuel 

    Hialeah 

    Hialeah 

    Trespalacios,  Rafael 

    Lake City 

    Jacksonville 

    Vazquez,  Luis 

    Miramar 

    Hialeah 

    Voller,  Jeana 

    St. Petersburg 

    Pinellas Park 

    Wright,  Gregory 

    Jacksonville 

    Jacksonville 

    Yeazitzis,  Thomas 

    Orange Park 

    Jacksonville 

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