Indiana UPS Driver Marks 25 Years of Accident-Free Deliveries
John “Randy” Fuller said he learned the rules of the road from his dad when he was just 10 years old driving a pickup truck on his family farm in Anderson, Ind.
Years later, those lessons his dad taught him when he was a kid have paid off in his job as a delivery driver for UPS Inc.
Fuller was recently inducted into the company’s Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. The distinction puts him in the company of thousands of other UPS drivers who have earned the honor since the organization was formed nearly 90 years ago.
UPS ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.
The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923. In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver with a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.
The 51-year-old Kokomo, Ind. resident said safe driving was something pounded into him when he first started with UPS as a freshman in college in 1983.
Fuller said he was hired on as part-time holiday help at a time when he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. But when he started at UPS, he knew he had found a job loved. He ended up dropping out of college and working for the company full time. He eventually transferred to the Kokomo UPS center in 1988.
“It was something I really felt like I wanted to do, so I did,” Fuller said. “I liked driving and I liked vehicles.”
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|By Carson Gerber|
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