MOUNT VERNON — A quarter-century with no at-fault accidents has earned a Mount Vernon United Parcel Service driver the honor of receiving the Safe Driver Award from UPS. Randy Wolff will be recognized in an awards ceremony on Friday in Newark for his 25 years of accident-free driving while on the job.
“I knew it was coming,” said Wolff, who was aware that UPS bestows this honor to those who reach the 25-year level of driving with no accidents. “Many drivers have a goal to reach this level, but most don’t get it. It’s now out of the way. I won’t have to worry about it any more,” he laughed.
A driver with UPS now for 27 years, Wolff resides in Mount Vernon with his wife, Judy, and daughter, Carly. His current route is in the Bladensburg, Martinsburg, Gambier and far southeast Knox County areas. While he has an impressive resume of driving with no accidents, Wolff admitted that UPS conducts routine ongoing training each year where instructors will ride with the drivers to assure safety measures are still being met.
“We have thousands of drivers for UPS, but only a handful will achieve this award,” said Scott Renner, on-road supervisor for the Newark area UPS. “This is a big achievement for him.”