35 Kentucky drivers part of UPS Circle of Honor

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - United Parcel Service announced Wednesday that 35 drivers from Kentucky are among 1,316 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, honoring UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. 


Kentucky currently has 196 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 5,363 years of accident-free driving. Cleveland Francis of Louisville is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 50 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,120 total full-time UPS drivers in Kentucky.


“I can’t say enough about all the men and women who were inducted this year,” said Joseph Boyle, president, UPS Ohio Valley District. “Their dedication to safe driving on America’s roadways keeps them safe, improves public safety and sets a high standard for professional drivers.”


The company’s 129,000 small-package drivers worldwide are among the safest on the roads, logging close to 3.5 billion miles per year and delivering 5.5 billion packages annually.


Collectively, these drivers have achieved more than 280,969 years of safe driving throughout their careers. That’s enough time behind the wheel to drive non-stop from Miami to San Diego over 65 million times. And they’ve done it while delivering 20 million packages a day.


Founded in 1907, UPS 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.


The Kentucky drivers indicted into the Circle of Honor include:

Driver

Hometown

UPS Work Location

Beaven, Timothy

Lexington

Lexington

Billhartz, Eric

Bowling Green

Bowling Green

Brown, Charles

Louisville

Bluegrass

Burgess, Ira

Cadiz

Hopkinsville

Bush, Sherrill

Cynthiana

Lexington

Carpenter, Ronald

Bowling Green

Bowling Green

Curtis, Gregory

Lexington

Lexington

Davidson, James

Boaz

Paducah

Dickerson, Michael

Nicholasville

Lexington

Dunlap, Steven

Louisville

Louisville

Edwards, Jeffory

Paducah

Paducah

Endicott, Rick

Ashland

Ashland

Followell, Kevin

Lebanon

Lexington

Goddard, Jeffrey

Louisville

Bluegrass

Graves, Jonathan

Bowling Green

Bowling Green

Greer, Jeff

Utica

Owensboro

Gullett, Gregory

Salyersville

Prestonsburg

Hayden, Jeffrey

Paducah

Paducah

Higbee, Timothy

Wilmore

Lexington

Isaacs, Mark

Somerset

Somerset

Johnson, Deron

Maysville

Maysville

Leedy, Greg

Union

Cincinnati, OH

Manning, James

Independence

Richwood

Maus, Patrice

Melbourne

Richwood

McElfresh, Anthony

Mays Lick

Maysville

Middendorf, Mason

Winchester

Lexington

Morris, Robert

Lexington

Lexington

Phillips, Joseph

Middletown

Bluegrass

Phillips, Shawn

Louisville

Louisville

Poindexter, Christopher

Paducah

Paducah

Simmerman, Bruce

Lexington

Lexington

Slemp, Justin

Stanton

Stanton

Vanover, Jerry

Owensboro

Owensboro

Wharton, Kent

Lexington

 Lexington

Wunderlich, Bradford

Louisville

Louisville

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