FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season – Yahoo

Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago.

About 1.3 million express packages handled by UPS and 618,000 carried by FedEx failed to get delivered on time last Christmas Eve, according to ShipMatrix Inc., which makes software for shipment tracking. The firm’s president, Satish Jindel, said UPS and FedEx were at fault only 30 percent of the time.

In most cases, retailers promised guaranteed express delivery but tried to save money and didn’t pay the delivery companies for that speedier service, Jindel said.

Deputies: Wayne County man flees hit-and-run with UPS truck, tries hiding at friend’s house – Victor Post

Deputies say 29-year-old Geno R. Thomas of Sodus fled the scene of the hit-and-run with a UPS truck in the Village of Newark on Wednesday night. Thomas was found at a friend’s Arcadia home shortly after trying to hide his vehicle. He tried to hide inside the house in a downstairs bathroom and stash the drugs he was carrying, according to investigators.

Thomas was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving without a license, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. He is on parole and will appear in the Town of Arcadia Court at a later date.

UPS driver who called 911 in house fire is honored – ABC Newspapers

April 16 started as a typical work day for Dave Marquis. But that changed when the UPS driver of 25 years saw an orange glow and what he thought were flames inside a Spring Lake Park home.

Marquis did what he thinks anyone would do. He called 911.

Nyle Zikmund, chief of the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department, credits Marquis with saving a woman’s life. Although he did not pull her out of the burning home, quickly calling 911 made a difference, Zikmund said.

UPS Driver Ginny Odom Marks 40 Years, 4 Million Miles Accident-Free

Orlando Tractor-Trailer Driver Achieves Remarkable Safe Driving Milestone

On Friday, when UPS® (NYSE:UPS) tractor-trailer driver Ginny Odom completed her usual 650-mile route towing twin 28-foot trailers from Orlando to Unadilla, Georgia, and back, she achieved a remarkable safe driving milestone – becoming the first female UPS driver in history to drive 40 years and more than 4 million miles without so much as a fender bender.

Odom was 23 and working at a boat store in Orlando when she applied for a driver job at UPS in 1973. She was the first female employee at UPS’s Orlando hub, and drove the company’s brown delivery trucks for nine years before moving to tractor trailers.

UPS to Release Third Quarter Results Friday, October 24, 2014

UPS® (NYSE:UPS) will release its 2014 third quarter results Friday, October 24, 2014, at approximately 7:45 a.m. Eastern Time.

At 8:30 a.m. ET, UPS CEO David Abney and CFO 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.