114 California UPS drivers are being inducted into the Circle of Honor, an organization which awards UPS drivers for 25 years of being accident-free. 5,248 UPS drivers belong to the organization worldwide. Together, they’ve racked up enough miles to circle the earth without accidents over 188,000 times. “UPS puts a premium on safe-driving methods and training, and these drivers represent the best of the industry,” said Gerald Mattes, president, UPS West Region. “I’m very proud of these men and women. To go at least a quarter-of-a-century without an accident is a testament to the effectiveness of that training and to the pride our people take in their jobs.”
There are 9,895 UPS drivers in California, and $53 million was invested on safety training, with the introduction of a new course called “Space and Visibility.” UPS tractor-trailer drivers get 80 hours of classroom and on-the-road training, car drivers get 20 hours of classroom and defensive driving training. Drivers also much complete three safety ride evaluations in the first 22 days on the job. The Circle of Honor was officially established in 1955. As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I am impressed with the data UPS released showing their driver’s safety records. If you’d like to see a full list of drivers, visit Business Wire. If you or a loved one were harmed by a reckless driver, a Los Angeles car accident lawyer can assess your case.