Monday Q&A: UPS driver celebrates 25 accident-free years – Modesto Bee

Brian Edwards has been driving for 25 years without an accident. That may not seem all that impressive, until you learn that Edwards is a delivery driver for United Parcel Service, putting in up to 140 miles per day on the road.

For his years of accident-free driving, Edwards, 48, was honored with membership into the UPS Circle of Honor. He’s in fairly exclusive company – of 11,198 drivers in California, 722 are in the Circle of Honor, according to UPS.

Edwards, who will celebrate his 26th year with the company in April, credits attentiveness to other drivers and his employer’s strong safety program for his driving success. The Oakdale resident works out of the UPS delivery center in Ceres.

UPS Accelerates Use of Routing Optimization Software to Reduce 100 Million Miles Driven

UPS ORION to Be Deployed to 70% of U.S. Routes in 2015; Delivers Significant Sustainability Benefits

UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today revealed that its groundbreaking ORION routing system is expected to reduce by 100 million miles annually the distance driven by its drivers, when fully implemented in 2016. The company is accelerating its implementation to complete all planned U.S. routes in 2016. The deployment will result in a 100,000 metric ton reduction in CO2 emissions, equivalent to taking 21,000 passenger cars off the road for a year, according to the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

NYC and state sue UPS for illegally shipping cigarettes – Reuters

New York City and New York state sued United Parcel Service Inc. on Wednesday, seeking over $180 million in damages and penalties against the shipping company for allegedly delivering nearly 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes across the state.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, accuses UPS of cheating the state and city of $29.7 million and $4.7 million, respectively, in tax revenue, according to a statement from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

 

3 Reasons to Be Bullish on United Parcel Service – Motley Fool

After United Parcel Service missed earnings estimates for two consecutive fourth quarters, investors would be entitled to feel a bit concerned about the company’s direction. It’s fair to say UPS’ execution has not been what investors have hoped for, but that doesn’t mean the stock isn’t worth buying. On the contrary, there are many reasons to feel positive about the stock, and the recent dip could prove an excellent entry point.