UPS Circle of Honor: Look for the Patch

Feb 14, 2011 3:00 PM ET

UPS BLog - UPSIDE by Debbie Curtis-Magley

At UPS, one of the things we’re known for is our drivers. UPS customers have come to count on them for more than 100 years. They’re trusted, familiar faces in neighborhoods and offices. But UPS drivers are more than helpful and friendly – they’re also very safe. Today, UPS honors 5,248 of its safest drivers who’ve achieved 25 years or more of accident-free driving. These drivers are part of an elite group known as the Circle of Honor. And you can recognize a Circle of Honor driver by the patch displayed on his or her uniform sleeve.

This year’s Circle of Honor includes UPSers from Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico. In the U.S., more than 5,000 drivers qualified for the Circle. Which state has the most? That would be California.   Together, our Circle of Honor drivers have logged more than 5 billion miles of safe driving. That’s nearly 54 times the distance between the earth and the sun.   How do they do it? Through rigorous training and keeping their full attention on the road at all times. On average, UPS drivers undergo 40 hours of training before they hit the road in our brown package cars. Here are a few tips you can follow to stay safe on the road:   Continue reading here....   About UPS
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