UPS: supporting road safety in logistics

By Georgia Wilson
UPS donates US$550,000 to Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, following its organisation of UPS Road Code driver safety workshops. Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, has be...

UPS donates US$550,000 to Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, following its organisation of UPS Road Code driver safety workshops. 

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, has been working with UPS since 2012 to develop safety training for novice and young drivers, driving the logistic company’s social commitments to passing on safe driving expertise. 

What are the training courses?

The training courses are aimed at young people who have not completed or have recently completed their driving test, who statistically are more frequently involved in accidents. The workshops are conducted by 19 experienced delivery volunteers from UPS and consists of eight modules last six hours in total. 

To date, over  58,000 novice drivers have participated in UPS Road Code training courses in Germany, the UK, Canada, China, Mexico, the US and the UAE.

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How is UPS utilising these training courses?

Before making any shipments UPS delivery drives learn the safe and defensive driving methods via the company's driving program. However, training doesn’t stop there, all drivers continue to receive training throughout the entire duration of their time at UPS. 

UPS safest drivers are members of the ‘Circle of Honour’. Members of the circle have had no avoidable accidents for 25 years or more. Currently UPS has over 10,364 delivery staff in this circle.

"UPS '125,000 deliveries are among the safest on the road worldwide. Every year, they drive more than 6 billion kilometers and deliver 5.2bn packages, "said Johannes Faller, UPS Operations Manager and Safety Officer for UPS Germany. "Our experience in safe driving is the foundation of UPS Road Code. We are proud to contribute to better educating young drivers about responsible driving. With this donation, we continue our successful and long-standing cooperation with Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe"

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