ATLANTA — UPS announced 71 elite drivers from Georgia, including an Effingham County resident, are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.
UPS driver Rosemary McCabe of Guyton was recently inducted into UPS’ prestigious Circle of Honor for achieving 25 years of accident-free driving.
Georgia boasts 366 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 10,392 years of accident-free driving. Guy Hayne of Tifton is the state’s senior safe driver, with 43 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 3,025 total UPS drivers in Georgia.
Globally, 7,878 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up more than 221,000 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to Mars and back 36 times.
“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Dwayne Meeks, president, UPS South Atlantic District.
The most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 52 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 46 years of safe driving. Sixty-two others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.
UPS’s 102,000 drivers log more than 3 billion miles a year, delivering more than 4 billion packages safely.