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UPS truck loaded with packages bound for Mass. crashes in Pa. – WCVB

A UPS truck with packages bound for Massachusetts crashed in Pennsylvania Friday, scattering them across a highway.

WNEP reported that a car lost control on an on-ramp on Interstate 80 near Milton and crashed into the UPS truck.

The truck then went out of control and crashed, scattering around 1,000 packages over a bridge and onto railroad tracks below.

UPS slammed by a different holiday season mess-up – Fortune

UPS cuts its profit forecast, blaming the cost of extra measures it took to ensure deliveries were on time during the 2014 holiday season, and hinted it would start charging retailers more.

While total package volume for the holiday season came in as expected for UPS, that was largely because of the surges on Cyber Monday, the biggest e-commerce day of the year, and Dec. 22, typically the peak day for UPS because of retailers’ cutoffs for guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Demand for the other 59 days of the holiday season came in below UPS expectations, meaning a lot of that extra holiday muscle went unused.

UPS Falls as Peak Season Costs Crimp Annual Profit, 2015 Outlook – Bloomberg

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) fell the most in more than six years after it said 2014 earnings were below prior forecasts as an overexpanded program to handle a deluge of holiday shipments left its network underutilized on some other days.

“UPS invested heavily to ensure we would provide excellent service during peak when deliveries more than double,” said David Abney, UPS chief executive officer. “Though customers enjoyed high quality service, it came at a cost to UPS. Going forward, we will reduce operating costs and implement new pricing strategies during peak season.”

Companies mentioned by Obama are big D.C. spenders

As far as free PR goes, it doesn’t get much better: Six companies got a shout-out from President Barack Obama during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. And, as it happens, all but one is a big spender in the Washington influence game.

United Parcel Service: The shipping company was the only one mentioned by Obama that has overwhelmingly supported Republicans over the years through its political action committees and employee donations. It gave more than $3 million — only one-third of which went to Democrats — in the 2014 election cycle. It also spent $7.6 million on lobbying the federal government in 2014.

UPS driver arrested for theft of nearly $200K in gold/silver – KRCTV

A UPS driver from Shasta County was arrested for grand theft, after hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold and silver were reported missing.  The silver coins, silver bars and gold bars never reached their destination after being shipped through UPS.

Kevin Peel, 40 of Anderson, a driver with UPS, was arrested Friday on charges of grand theft and is held in the Shasta County jail on $250,000 bail.