UPS Driver Achieves 50 Years of Safe Driving

Jan 27, 2012 12:30 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) West Carrollton - January 27, 2012 - 4 Million Miles Traveled, 35 Million Packages Carried By Ron "Big Dog" Sowder

A young Navy vet who joined UPS in 1960 has just become the first driver in the company's history to pass the 50-year mark for safe driving as a member of UPS's "Circle of Honor."

Ron "Big Dog" Sowder (the nickname comes from being the company's longest-tenured safe driver) began his UPS career 50 years ago as a package car driver, delivering to businesses and private residences. In 1976, he shifted to driving tractor-trailers on the open road and has served as a UPS feeder driver ever since. Currently, Sowder transports packages five days a week, making a 306-mile round trip between the distribution center here and the UPS Worldport global air hub in Louisville, Ky.

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