To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers’ Every Move – NPR

The American workforce might want to pay attention to all those brown trucks full of cardboard boxes. UPS is using technology in ways that may soon be common throughout the economy.

On the surface, UPS trucks look the same as they did more than 20 years ago, when Bill Earle started driving for the company in rural Pennsylvania.

But underneath the surface, Earle says, the job has changed a lot. The thing you sign your name on when the UPS guy gives you a package used to be a piece of paper. Now it’s a computer that tells Earle everything he needs to know.

UPS to Release 1st Quarter Results on Thursday, April 24, 2014

UPS (NYSE: UPS) will announce its 2014 first quarter results on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at approximately 7:45 a.m. Eastern Time.

At 8:30 a.m. ET, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis and Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn will lead an investor conference call. This call will be open to reporters and the public on a listen-only basis, via a live Webcast.

To listen to the live Webcast, go to www.investors.ups.com.

The Webcast audio then will remain accessible on the Investor Relations Website for a limited time.

Traffic camera catches UPS truck hitting pedestrian

Brittany Jackson limped into her attorney’s office Friday. The 25-year-old has endured 5 months of wheelchairs, crutches, leg braces, physical therapy, and doctors. Injuries and medical expenses forced her to move back home with mom and dad.

And now she wants justice from UPS and one of its drivers.

A Tukwila street light camera captured the incident. The video shows the truck hitting the woman and the driver stopping. But a minute or so later, it shows the driver returning to his vehicle and taking off.

FedEx CEO: Airlines will track planes better – USA Today

As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet continues, the head of FedEx said Thursday that airlines will move quickly to better track aircraft over the ocean.

Frederick Smith, CEO of the cargo-delivery company, told the International Aviation Club that maintenance and navigational equipment aboard most airliners could be adapted to better keep track of planes. That would help reduce the gaps between planes, making flights more efficient and saving money on fuel, he said.

“It is unacceptable to the public for a 777 airplane in 2014 with 239 souls on board to go missing,” Smith said, “so there’s going to be a response.”