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Fowler inducted into UPS Circle of Honor

Tom Fowler sketch from the Wall Street Journal

Tom Fowler sketch from the Wall Street Journal

Tom Fowler has been driving for the United Parcel Service for 26 years. Last Thursday, a sketch of Fowler appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal with an article about UPS drivers who have been accident-free for 25 years or more. The Ketchikan resident was recently inducted into the UPS Circle of Honor. He’s the first in Alaska to join that elite group. KRBD’s Maria Dudzak spoke with Fowler last week to find out more.

The New York City driver he mentions is Ronnie McKnight who has been accident-free for 46 straight years. 73-year-old Tom Camp of Michigan holds the with 51-years accident-free driving. The Wall Street Journal article states 7 percent of the 102,000 UPS drivers on the road are members.

Follow the link to read the Wall Street Journal article http://online.wsj.com/articles/ups-drivers-who-avoid-accidents-for-25-years-get-arm-patch-and-bomber-jacket-1401933961?KEYWORDS=tom+fowler

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