UPS Honors New Jersey Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

Wednesday, 26. February 2020 16:00

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 48 elite drivers from New Jersey are among 1,316 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. 

New Jersey boasts 331 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 8,550 years of accident-free driving. George Lodovico of Vineland is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 49 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,130 total full-time UPS drivers in New Jersey.

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

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 57 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 51 years of safe driving. One hundred fifty-nine others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

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 3 percent of the world’s GDP – 20 million packages a day.

Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company 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.

** NOTE: The following page lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center.  If you’re interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact UPS Public Relations at Visit for multimedia assets.

Following is a list of New Jersey drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

DriverHometownUPS Work Location
Bailey, RalphErialPhiladelphia, PA
Baker, CurtisMatawanMeadowlands
Bernhardt, JosephManchesterTrenton
Britt, ClarencePiscatawayParsippany
Coelho, VincentHillsideParsippany
Cooker, DarrenPine HillLawnside
Couch, MelvinMaple ShadeLawnside
Demone, AnthonyHasbrouck HeightsMeadowlands
Dominguez, CamiloLong BranchEdison
Eoff, AaronScotch PlainsMeadowlands
Finnesey, GiorgiaWashington TownshipMeadowlands
Fizur, DavidLaurel SpringsPhiladelphia, PA
Hance, WarrenPennsaukenLawnside
Hanna, ChristopherLittle Egg HarborEdison
Jones, ScottSicklervilleLawnside
Jules, JulesRockawayNew York, NY
Kearney, JamesOld BridgeEdison
Klouda, JohnBelvidereParsippany
Lapeine, EmileIselinEdison
Leaman, GaryHardwickParsippany
Leduc, CarloBloomingdaleParsippany
Madden, EarlPassaicNew York, NY
Marques, PauloSayrevilleEdison
Massaquoi, FrancoisUnionEdison
McDermott, JosephMonroeEdison
Meehan, TimWest CaldwellParsippany
Melchior, GerardHasbrouck HeightsMeadowlands
Merino, SergioVoorheesMaspeth, NY
Mixson, PrestonNorth PlainfieldMeadowlands
Morrison, JamesForked RiverEdison
Navarro, DavidOld BridgeParsippany
Quigley, JohnWestwoodMeadowlands
Rickert, BrianParamusSaddle Brook
Russo, JosephIselinEdison
Salas, WinstonKeyportNew York, NY
Skotnicki, PhilipHaddon HeightsLawnside
Spalding, PaulNorth BrunswickNew York, NY
Speller, StaceyCaldwellNew York, NY
Squillace Jr, VincentRandolphSaddle Brook
Stearle, TimothyHamiltonTrenton
Taylor, ShawnLindenParsippany
Taylor, WalterWillingboroNew York, NY
Thomas, DanielMine HillParsippany
Tolomei, RobertHowellEdison
Vazquez, MiguelParsippanyParsippany
Wagner, RobertMullica HillLawnside
Wall, TodFair LawnMeadowlands
Zeitenberg, GordonMarltonPhiladelphia, PA

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