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UPS Honors New Jersey Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

February 26, 2019

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 58 elite drivers from New Jersey 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.

New Jersey boasts 321 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,253 years of accident-free driving. George Lodovico of Vineland is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 48 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,977 total full-time UPS drivers in New Jersey.

“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 New Jersey drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Argueta, Jose Elizabeth New York, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Barber, Deron Clifton New York, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Bello, Vincent Wayne Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Branco, John Union Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Bridge, John Galloway Pleasantville ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Brunick, James Sewell Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Buckley, Philip Maywood Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Capote, Juan Ridgefield Park Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Capriotti, Christopher Burlington Edison ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Cavallo, Joseph Toms River Cranbury ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Chong, Natalie Mount Holly Parsippany ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Cruse, Steven Manahawkin Pleasantville ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Davison Jr., Archibald Sandyston Parsippany ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Dejesus, Antonio Monroe Township Edison ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Eltzholtz, Christopher Nutley Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Gomez, Mike West New York Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Greczylo, John Pittstown Parsippany ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Gutierrez, Raymond Little Ferry New York, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Hasenstab, John Cresskill Lyndhurst Village ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Hassani, Edward Howell Elmsford, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Havers, Joseph Marlton Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Jensen, Dennis Hawthorne New York, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Joubert, Orlando Union City Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Karbach, Kevin Sicklerville Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Keefe, James Millstone Twp. Edison ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Keeler Jr., Thomas Rutherford Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Kern, Peter Lebanon Parsippany ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Lamberto, Louis Sewell Philadelphia, PA ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Latham, Patrick Hackettstown Parsippany ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- MacConnell, Robert Marlton Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Madore, Robert Bayville Tinton Falls ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Maldonado, Angel Bergenfield New York, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Mason, Thomas Williamstown Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Morales, Jaime Englewood New York, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Nichols, Jeffrey Paramus Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Nunez, Eufemio Fairlawn New York, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Oliveros, Raul Pompton Plains Parsippany ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Petrovich, James Rockaway Parsippany ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Piazza, Michael Jackson Lakewood ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Piechowski, Walter Paramus Saddle Brook ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Poole Jr., Peter Cherry Hill Philadelphia, PA ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Rebelo, Carlos Keyport Edison ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Reilly, Donald Sayreville Edison ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Rivas, Elmer Hackensack New York, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Robinson, Adrian East Orange Maspeth, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Robinson, Gregory Bloomfield Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Rodriguez, Luis Clementon Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Savidge, Robert Gloucester Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Schuesler Jr., William Laurence Harbor Edison ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Sharkey, Owen Iselin Edison ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Sharp, Mark Clayton Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Spinella, Ronald Little Ferry Meadowlands ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Stout, Raymond Erial Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Thiel, Edward Oaklyn Lawnside ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Turchioe, Peter Midland Park New York, NY ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Ur, Christopher Manville Bound Brook ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Velazquez, Steven Newfield Vineland ---------------------- --------------- ----------------- Venit, Ronald Swedesboro Philadelphia, PA ---------------------- --------------- -----------------

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