UPS recently announced that 41 elite drivers from Tennessee, including a pair from Wilson County, are among 1,575 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.
Charles Hicks of Lebanon and Mt. Juliet's Tracy Smartt are now among Tennessee's 288 active Circle of Honor drivers. Gary Witt of Springville is the state's senior-most safe driver, with 44 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,199 total UPS drivers in Tennessee.
"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they've saved," said Charlene Thomas, president, UPS Mid-South District. "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 54 years of driving without an accident. Ninety-two others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.