More than 6,400 UPS Drivers Prove there is Safety in Numbers

6,486 Now Included in "Circle of Honor" For Driving 25 Years or More Without 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the 
induction of 1,283 drivers into its elite "Circle of Honor," raising the 
number of drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more to 
The number of new inductees is the largest for any single year in the 
company's history and includes 41 new members from Canada, Germany and Puerto 
Rico. Seven of the new inductees are Canadian and all work in Ontario: 
Owen Sound, Chatham, Oshawa and four from Toronto. 
Collectively, the 6,486 drivers have logged more than 8.5 billion kilometres 
and more than 178,663 years of safe driving through their careers. That's 
enough kilometres to circle the earth 212,000 times. 
"Keeping our highways and roads safe for travellers is our highest priority," 
said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "I commend UPS and these 
outstanding drivers for helping create safer roads for us all and achieving 
the milestone of 25 or more crash-free years of driving." 
Of the Circle of Honor members, 364 have been accident-free for 35 or more 
years, with 40 of those having driven more than 40 years without an 
accident. UPS Canada's top safe driver in 2012 is London package car driver 
Doug Coxon, who has driven 35 years and delivered more than 46 million 
packages without an accident. 
This year, 36 new inductees are females and 18 women have joined the ranks of 
those with more than 30 years of safe driving. This latter group is led by 
Orlando tractor-trailer driver Ginny Odom, who is credited with 38 years and 
more than 4.8 million kilometres without an accident. There are a total of 132 
women in the Circle of Honor. 
UPS's 102,000 drivers worldwide are among the safest on the roads, logging 
nearly 4.8 billion kilometres per year with less than one accident per 1.6 
million kilometres driven. 
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. In 2010, UPS implemented a ban 
within its organization on text and e-mail messaging while behind the wheel, 
distractions that are a proven cause of traffic crashes. 
"Our training and our drivers' attention to details such as avoiding 
distractions while driving all play a part in their remarkable record," noted 
John McDevitt, UPS senior vice president of human resources and labor 
relations. "The annual expansion of the Circle of Honor is proof that our 
training works." 
UPS extends its safe driving expertise to the communities it serves through 
UPS Road Code(SM), a teen safe driving program expanding globally. Taught by 
UPS volunteers, the program is available to teens between the ages of 13 and 
18 and more than 10,000 teenagers have participated to date. The program is 
available in the United States, UK, Canada and Germany and further 
international expansion is planned, starting with Shanghai in July. The 
four-session training effort is based on UPS's safe driving methods. UPS 
Road Code is offered in Canada in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of 
Canada thanks to $300,000 from contributions by The UPS Foundation. 
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of 
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the 
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology 
to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, 
UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company 
can be found on the web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit 
More information on UPS's commitment to safety is available at 
A complete list by state of new Circle of Honor inductees and infographic can 
be found at 
Robyn van Teunenbroek, UPS Canada 905-676-1708 
Erick Bauer, APEX Public Relations 416-934-2108 
SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd. 
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