(Atlanta, GA, Wednesday, February 24, 2016) - One company continues to set the standard for on-the-road safety year after year. UPS announces the induction of 1,613 drivers into its elite â€śCircle of Honor,â€ť raising to 8,703 the number of drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more. Collectively, the 8,703 drivers have logged more than 5.3 billion miles and more than 245,000 years of safe driving through their careers. Thatâ€™s enough miles to circle the earth 213,000 times.
Michigan driver Tom Camp, has delivered five million packages without an accident, and Orlando tractor-trailer driver Ginny Odom, the companyâ€™s first female drive to reach 40 years without an accident, comment on the organizationâ€™s commitment to safe driving.
CAMP SOUNDBITE #1:
BEFORE WE GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A DELIVERY TRUCK, WE THROUGH AN INTENSIVE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE. AND THAT TRAINING CONTINUES THROUGH OUR CAREERS TO HELP US BE AS PREPARED AS POSSIBLE TO SAFELY DELIVER YOUR PACKAGES.
ODOM SOUNDBITE #2:
EVERY YEAR WE DELIVER FOUR BILLION PACKAGES SAFELY. WE WANT TO SHARE THE SAFE DRIVING SKILLS WEâ€™VE LEARNED WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRIVERS. OUR TEEN SAFE DRIVING PROGRAM IS TAUGHT BY VOLUNTEERS THROUGHOUT THE U-S, AND IS BASED ON THE PROVEN SAFE-DRIVING METHODS OF OUR DRIVERS.
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