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UPS Honors North Carolina Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

February 26, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 46 elite drivers from North Carolina 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.

North Carolina boasts 419 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 12,273 years of accident-free driving. David Herndon of Charlotte is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 45 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,272 total full-time UPS drivers in North Carolina.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Derrick Johnson, president, UPS South Atlantic 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 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.

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** 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 North Carolina drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Furr Jr., Richard Lexington Winston Salem -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Gray, Kenneth Kernersville Winston Salem -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Melvin, Louis Troutman Winston Salem -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Phillips, Ronald Lexington Winston Salem -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Combs, William Reidsville Greensboro -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Martin, Tony Gibsonville Greensboro -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Gallimore, Marvin Lexington High Point -------------------- -------------- ----------------- McClary, Perez Trinity High Point -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Johnson, Donald King Winston Salem -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Motsinger, Donald Winston Salem Winston Salem -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Dockery, Roderick Jamestown Greensboro -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Baldwin, Rodney High Point Greensboro -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Clippinger, Steve Denton Greensboro -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Smith Jr., Joe Reidsville Greensboro -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Spencer, David Seagrove Greensboro -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Ziglar, Roderick Greensboro Greensboro -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Richardson, Michael Raleigh Raleigh -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Battle, Crait Rocky Mount Raleigh -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Blashaw, Mark Raleigh Raleigh -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Chadwick, Michael Broadway Raleigh -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Henderson, James Leland Raleigh -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Lee, James Wendell Raleigh -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Ragone, Douglas Holly Springs Raleigh -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Rice, Mark Fayetteville Raleigh -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Parrish, Rodney Franklinton Durham -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Seger, Keith Concord Kannapolis -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Hamrick, Kenneth Shelby Shelby -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Maske, Mark Monroe Monroe -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Campbell, Roger Rockwell Salisbury -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Snider, Derek Salisbury Salisbury -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Hardy, James Charlotte Charlotte -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Roseborough, Mickel Charlotte Charlotte -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Runion, Maxine Matthews Charlotte -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Agee, Gary Southern Pines Southern Pines -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Lovin, Rodney Rockingham Southern Pines -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Walling, Keith Fayetteville Southern Pines -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Revels, Herdman Lumberton Lumberton -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Stone III, Horace Lumberton Lumberton -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Jolly, Darren Mooresville Statesville -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Frady, Fonda Fletcher Asheville -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Green, Glenn Mills River Asheville -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Psaltis, Christopher Asheville Asheville -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Rhea, Harold Weaverville Asheville -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Smith, Jimmy Lenoir Asheville -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Willard, John Asheville Asheville -------------------- -------------- ----------------- Crisp, Lewis Bryson City Franklin -------------------- -------------- -----------------

Contact: UPS Public Relations pr@ups.com