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UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the induction of 1,122 drivers into its elite "Circle of Honor," raising to 5,248 the number of active drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more.
The number of new inductees is the largest for any single year in the company's history - up 21 percent from last year - and includes the first three from Puerto Rico. UPS began service in that U.S. territory in 1985. In addition, 24 inductees from Germany and seven from Canada make this year's international class the largest to date.
Collectively, the 5,248 drivers have logged more than 5 billion miles and more than 147,244 years of safe driving through their careers. That's enough miles to circle the earth 188,000 times.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web atUPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visitpressroom.ups.com/RSS.