Meet Tom Camp
UPS service provider Tom Camp has achieved what no other UPS driver ever has. He’s spent 51 years behind the wheel without an accident.
The 73 year-old Camp, who began his career with UPS in 1962 delivering in suburban Detroit, credits his training and a healthy dose of caution for his remarkable record.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Camp began delivering when roads were less congested and drivers less distracted. ‘Traffic has doubled since I started with Big Brown,’ says Camp. ‘I can’t count how many times I’ve seen folks do crazy things behind the wheel.’
The company’s previous safe driving leader, Ron Sowder of Dayton, Ohio, had 50 accident-free years upon his retirement in 2012. Sowder and Camp are the only two drivers who’ve earned the distinction of wearing the number ’50′ on their Circle of Honor uniform patch and having their vehicle specially marked.
At 73, Camp is not pondering retirement any time soon. He has driven an estimated 800,000 to 900,000 miles on the road in metro Detroit, ringing doorbells in Detroit and western Wayne County since 1962.