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Thursday, July 4, 2024

Black UPS Driver From Houston Makes History, Celebrates 50 Years of Delivering Packages

Cal Murray

Nationwide — Cal Murray, a dedicated UPS driver from Houston, Texas, has spent the last 50 years delivering packages and has driven a remarkable 4 million miles without a single accident. He says that he credits UPS’s commitment to safety training for his spotless record.

Murray said, “The company’s commitment to safety training is what has kept me safe. UPS invests a lot of time and money to give us the tools we need to be successful — and it pays off.”

“We are the safest drivers on the road,” he proudly stated.

In 2023, UPS increased its safety training investment to over $409 million in 2023, which is $66 million more than the previous year. This commitment ensures UPS drivers, including Murray, are prepared to navigate challenges like increased traffic and distracted drivers.

“I drive one of the most dangerous stretches of highway in the U.S. and see accidents on a weekly basis,” said Murray. “Dealing with other drivers on the road can be a challenge. You have to drive not only for yourself but also for others.”

According to the UPS Newsroom, last year, Murray was one of the nearly 10,000 drivers worldwide who have driven accident-free for 25 years or more, collectively logging 1.5 billion miles without a single incident. These drivers proudly wear the UPS Circle of Honor patch, a badge of their outstanding achievement.

As Murray celebrates 50 years of safe driving, Murray continues to mentor younger drivers, sharing insights gained from decades on the road.

“I observe drivers daily and point out what they are doing right and where they can improve,” he said. “I want them to be as safe as possible and return home to their families.”