More Than 6,400 UPS Drivers Prove There is Safety in Numbers
Feb. 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced the induction of 1,283 drivers into its elite "Circle of Honor," raising to 6,486 the number of drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more.
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.
Collectively, the 6,486 drivers have logged more than 5.3 billion miles and more than 178,663 years of safe driving through their careers. That's enough miles to circle the earth 212,000 times.
"Keeping our highways and roads safe for travelers 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."
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; innovative delivery options for the global consumer market, 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.