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UPS Honors Pennsylvania Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

February 26, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 62 elite drivers from Pennsylvania are among 1,436 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 408 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 11,674 years of accident-free driving. Jon Bedillion of Washington is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,426 total full-time UPS drivers in Pennsylvania.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Scott Bremerman, 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 56 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 50 years of safe driving. One hundred twenty six others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

UPS’s 125,000 small package drivers worldwide are among the safest on the roads, logging close to 4 billion miles a year and delivering 5.2 billion packages annually.

Collectively, these drivers have achieved more than 298,957 years of safe driving throughout their careers. That’s enough time behind the wheel to drive non-stop from Miami to San Diego – 68 million times. And they’ve done it while helping to deliver 3 percent of the world’s GDP – 20 million packages a day.

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 page 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.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Addleman,Terry Boalsburg State College ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Allbritain, Jeffery Croydon Willow Grove ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Arnold, Roger Northampton Allentown ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Barge Jr., Larry Hummelstown Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Baskin, Michael Quakertown Willow Grove ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Belack, Richard Halifax Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Bernardo, Robert Dubois DuBois ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Billet, Steven Harrisburg Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Cillo Sr., Anthony Renfrew Pittsburgh ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Combs, Andrew Hellam Lancaster ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Conner, James New Bethlehem New Stanton ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Cook, Neal Dover York ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Crofton, Robert Scranton Stroudsburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Crosson, Nathan Harrisburg Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Davis, Cynthia Lancaster Lancaster ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Dougherty, Michael Stroudsburg Parsippany, NJ ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Dunk, Ross Millersville Lancaster ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Ettinger, Richard Cresco Stroudsburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Fiegl, John Marrysville Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Forry, James Lewisberry York ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Gladfelter III, Albert Dover Lancaster ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Gomez, Anthony Bethlehem New York, NY ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Gordon, Marvin Carlisle Carlisle ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Hoysan Jr., Russell Northampton Allentown ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Hughes, Karen Harrisburg Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Johnson, Jon Erie Erie ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Kenner, William Lansdowne Philadelphia ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Kramm III, Leon North Hampton Allentown ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Kurta, Keith Perryopolis New Stanton ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Lechene, Suzette Gettysburg Gettysburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Leggore, Todd Middletown Lancaster ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Loboda, Raymond Lewisberry Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Majewski, John Swoyersville Wilkes-Barre ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Mateo, Jose Long Pond New York, NY ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- McCollam, Sheldon Manheim Lancaster ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Means, Michael New Holland Lancaster ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Mortensen Jr., Keith Levittown Willow Grove ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Nickel, William Philadelphia Willow Grove ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Nowicke, Thomas Bethlehem Parsippany, NJ ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Pelehac, David Belle Vernon Uniontown ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Perna, Richard Norristown West Chester ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Pinckney, Kibler Harrisburg Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Planas, Jose Bethlehem Allentown ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Rankin, Ritchie Butler Zelienople ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Raup, Keith Harrisburg Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Richards, Craig Downingtown West Chester ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Savini, Anthony Cochranville West Chester ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Scott, Terry Lititz Lancaster ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Seibert, Richard Harrisburg Harrisburg ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Seitz, Kevin Thomasville York ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Sherry, Robert Ebensburg New Stanton ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Simanca, Cristian Dresher Philadelphia ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Simpson, Jeffrey Manheim Lancaster ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Snyder Jr., Joseph McVeytown State College ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Stear, Donald Sagamore Indiana ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Stewart, Wynton North Wales Philadelphia ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Vicchio, Michael Stewartstown Baltimore, MD ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Vickers, Paul Wyncote Willow Grove ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Vogt, Michael Erie Erie ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Wenner, Daniel Williamsport Williamsport ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Williams, Martin Philadelphia Willow Grove ---------------------- ------------- ----------------- Zlockie, Joel Mount Carmel Sunbury ---------------------- ------------- -----------------

Contact: UPS Public Relations pr@ups.com