UPS Honors South Dakota Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- February 20, 2013
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced five elite drivers from South Dakota are among
1,283 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary
organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of
South Dakota boasts 35 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 1,037
years of accident-free driving. Richard Schneider of Dell Rapids and Dale
Snyder of Hartford are the state’s senior safe drivers, with 38 years each of
accident-free driving under their belts. There are 273 total UPS drivers in
Globally, 6,486 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor.
Collectively they’ve racked up 178,663 years and more than 5.3 billion safe
miles during their careers, or the equivalent of circling the earth more than
“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the
countless lives they’ve saved,” said Jill Schubert, president, UPS Northern
Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of
Livonia, Mich., with 50 years of driving without an accident. Thomas Santocke
of Dearborn, Mich., and Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., are next in line with
44 years each of safe driving. Thirty-seven others have logged at least 40
years without an accident.
UPS’s 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging nearly 3
billion miles a year and averaging less than one accident for every million
UPS invested $175 million in 2012 on safety training and employs its own
comprehensive driving course called “Space and Visibility.” All UPS drivers
are taught safe driving methods beginning on the first day of classroom
training through the company’s defensive driving platform. The training
continues throughout their careers.
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.
More information on UPS’s commitment to safety is available at
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** NOTE: The following pages list local drivers by hometown and UPS center. If
you’re interested in interviewing or riding along with a local driver, please
contact Dan McMackin at email@example.com.
Following is a list of South Dakota drivers inducted this year to the Circle
Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Curtis Fickbohm Vermillion Vermillion
Stanley Gillette Sioux Falls Sioux Falls
James Neal Vermillion Vermillion
James Pulscher Brookings Brookings
Wayne Sattler Watertown Watertown
Dan McMackin, 404-828-7123
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