Throughout the company, the longest-running stretch of safe driving belongs to package car driver Tom Camp in Livonia, Mich., who has driven for 54 years without an avoidable accident.
“At a time when far too many crashes are the result of distractions and unsafe driving,” said National Safety Council CEO Debbie Hersman in a written statement, the Circle of Honor drivers “a great example for all of us.”
Of the more than 9,000 UPS drivers with 25 years of no avoidable accidents, 206 are women, according to the company.
The shipping giant starts its drivers with rigorous safety training before they ever take the wheel of a brown truck to make a delivery.
Among the lessons: Keep your eyes moving. “Scan, don’t stare. Constantly shift your eyes while driving” to keep up with changing traffic conditions.
And: Leave yourself an out. “Be prepared. Surround your vehicle with space in front and at least one side to escape conflict.”
Volunteers from UPS also teach safe driving methods to teenagers through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, through a program called UPS Road Code.