Local man honored for safe driving


UPS recently announced that 63 elite drivers from Ohio are among 1,613 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.

John Cappelletty of Swanton was recently inducted into the Circle of Honor for achieving 25 years of accident-free driving.

Ohio boasts 339 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,493 years of accident-free driving. Terry Leedy of Wadsworth is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 44 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,872 total UPS drivers in Ohio.

Globally, 8,703 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up more than 245,000 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to Mars and back 19 times.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said George Brooks, president, UPS East Region. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 53 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 47 years of safe driving. Sixty-six others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

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