UPS drivers from Montgomery County honored for accident-free driving

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Getting behind the wheel these days is a risky proposition for any driver. The possibility of getting into an accident just driving to the grocery store can be intimidating. So imagine the fulfillment that comes with spearheading a 53-foot tractor trailer on long trips during 12-hour work days completely unscathed for years, like John Allen.

The Blue Bell resident recently became a member of the upper crust of drivers for the UPS (United Parcel Service, Inc.) Circle of Honor for sustaining a 25-year record of accident-free driving, writes Gary Puleo in The Times Herald.

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Also welcomed into the select group were Arthur Duff, North Wales; Clark Ostrowski, Collegeville; Richard Perna, Norristown; Brian Gardiner, Downingtown; Arnold Lynch, Glenside; Brian Mitchell, Chalfont; Michael Lowry, Coatesville; Albert Jarmon, West Grove; Edward Johnson, Willow Grove and Thomas Hartman, Leesport.

For his admission into the Circle of Honor, Allen was presented with a plaque and a brown leather jacket emblazoned with the UPS logo.

“UPS has always been good to me,” he said.

A press release noted that 65 UPS drivers from Pennsylvania were among 1,582 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor.

Pennsylvania now boasts 390 Circle of Honor drivers, with Jon Bedillion of Washington being the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 41 years of accident-free driving under his belt.

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