UPS Driver Reaches Career Milestone of 540,000 Accident-Free Kilometres
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 7 /CNW/ - UPS today honours its first female
driver in Canada, Kathy Cianci, of London, Ontario, who celebrates 25 years of
accident-free driving. Kathy is UPS Canada's most senior female driver among
its 2,230 full and part-time drivers. Over the course of her career at UPS,
Kathy has logged more than 540,000 accident-free kilometres, equivalent to
circling the globe 84 times, and delivering more than one million packages.
Kathy is also the first Canadian woman inducted into UPS's "Circle of
Honour", an elite group of 4,202 active drivers worldwide who have steered
clear of accidents for 25 years or more. Collectively, UPS's active Circle of
Honour drivers have compiled nearly 117,000 years of accident-free driving.
"UPS is committed to the safety of all our drivers as well as those with
whom we share the roads," said Mike Tierney, president UPS Canada. "Kathy is a
great example of this commitment."
All UPS drivers are taught safe driving methods from their first day of
classroom training, including the company's comprehensive "Space and
Visibility" safety course. The training continues throughout their careers.
"I am extremely proud to be a driver for UPS," said Kathy Cianci. "With
more cars on the road and increased distractions, it is critical to practice
safe driving habits."
Kathy credits her safe driving record to UPS's driver training program
which has helped her fine tune her skills. These include being attentive to
those around you, being responsive to sudden changes, and being defensive by
driving with safety in mind.
UPS's 102,000 drivers worldwide are among the safest on the roads,
logging more than three billion kilometres a year while averaging less than
one accident for every million and a half kilometers driven. More information
on UPS and safety is available at pressroom.ups.com/safety.
UPS, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2007, is the world's
largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services,
offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of
goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more
than 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS's stock trades on the New
York Stock Exchange (UPS) and the company can be found on the Web at UPS.com.
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