UPS has the best accident free safe driving record of any trucking company in the United States, and the Indiana District had the best safe driving record in UPS. That particular night, eight of the top twelve seniority drivers who had acquired twenty-five years or more seniority from the Versailles center were present to receive an award for driving twenty-five or more accident free years.
But it goes beyond that, The Indiana District was thought of by many in the company as the best district in the country in all areas of performance. When the center managers from Indiana attended the management training school, they were held to a higher standard and often admired by managers from other states and districts because of the performance of the state in general. They were given the responsibility to continue and maintain the high standards of excellence the district had achieved.