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What’s the story: It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and there’s plenty to be thankful for at UPS. We have the safest drivers in the industry – just look at Palatine, Illinois, home to the most Circle of Honor drivers of any UPS facility in the world.

Why it matters: Nearly 10,600 Circle of Honor drivers earned their badges by driving more than 25 years without an accident – that’s about 15 billion miles without so much as a fender-bender. The secret to their success is a commitment to world-class training.

In the U.S. alone, we invest more than $260 million a year on safety training at UPS. Our operations employees receive five million hours of safety training per year.

Say thank you: Show appreciation for your UPS driver here or use #ThankAUPSer.


Did you know: UPS is now hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers for the holidays. Following last year’s holiday season, nearly 35,000 seasonal employees – more than a third – earned permanent positions with UPS.

That can be life-changing: The average pay for a UPS delivery driver is $95,000, or $112,000 for tractor-trailer drivers. Add in another $50,000 in health, welfare and pension contributions. After four years, drivers make an average of $42 per hour.

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