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Why the Lynchburg area’s UPS mail package delivery has gotten slower – WSLS

Delays are coming from technology changes at a Lynchburg Distribution Center

Several people living and working in the Lynchburg area are frustrated and say they are having to wait longer to get UPS deliveries.

It’s especially difficult for those like Mitch Eggleston. He depends on UPS to get the items he needs for his Appomattox business, TShirtzNow.

“Most of our business is time-oriented. We need stuff,” Eggleston says. “We need to get it in and make sure we can get it to the customer on time. In those cases, it has hurt us. It has hurt us a lot.”

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UPS’s industry-leading jobs in the spotlight – UPS

What’s new: Central Plains District President Darren Jones represented UPS as a panelist at the Business Case for Good Jobs roundtable Friday, May 13 in Washington, D.C.

Why it matters: Leading employers shared best practices to recruit and retain a strong workforce through job quality. In addition to UPS, retailer Eileen Fisher, employee-owned energy company Sustainergy and BA Auto Care joined U.S. Sec. of Labor Marty Walsh on stage.

Highlights of the event: Darren pointed toward UPS’s compensation as a major differentiator.

“We are able to create different pathways and different careers – a pathway to middle class,” he said. “If you come to work at UPS, you have an opportunity for a $100,000 a year job in a reasonable amount of time.”

Darren shared delivery drivers make $93,000 a year in wages with an additional $50,000 toward health, welfare and pension totaling about $143,000. Similarly, tractor-trailer drivers earn $110,000 in wages for a total of nearly $160,000.

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UPS Store in Lakewood Ranch donates 1,707 books to the Rotary’s Books for Kids program. – Your Observer

The Books for Kids program distributes more than 30,000 books a year now and has given away more than 100,000 books since 2013.

The truck pulled up in front of The UPS Store at 8429 Lorraine Road in Lakewood Ranch, and it was time for store owner Mike Hornyak to unload boxes of books.

Hornyak opened The UPS Store at the location in January, adding to his other locations on Palmbrush Trail in Lakewood Ranch and in western Bradenton. One of The UPS Store’s nationwide programs that started in 2022 was asking customers if they wanted to donate change by rounding up to the next dollar amount.

Store owners would send the donations to the national office in San Diego. When the store owners collected more than $1,500, they could request the donations be used locally in the area of their location.

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Fleet executives call for collaboration in electric and alternative vehicle journey – Truck News

Carlton Rose, president – global fleet maintenance at UPS, can rattle off a long list of alternative fuels and energy sources used by his fleet. Available equipment runs on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), battery power, hybrid platforms, and propane. By 2025, 40% of his ground equipment will run on alternative energy sources.

And he insists the work supports more than his fleet alone.

“We just didn’t do it for UPS. We’ve done it for the industry,” he said during an executive roundtable at ACT Expo in Long Beach, California. Every purchase helps to establish the scale that lowers costs. The technology evolves as well. “This is a team effort throughout this industry.”

Still, Rose wondered why his fleet should need to pay a premium for the emerging technology – especially since early adopters serve as rolling labs for the equipment.

“The economics and the environment, at some point they have to intersect,” he said.

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Five ways UPS boss Carol Tomé has been a ‘visionary’ leader for Atlanta – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Once, when United Parcel Service CEO Carol Tomé was reflecting on leadership earlier in her career, she said, “It is easy to get focused on you, but that is the wrong place to put your energy.”

If you are a leader, she said, the focus should be on your team.

Tomé has just been named this year’s recipient of the The Four Pillar Award, one of metro Atlanta’s top honors for regional leadership. It comes almost three years after she retired from a nearly 25-year career at The Home Depot (NYSE: HD). In 2020, she took over as the head of UPS. True to form, after receiving the leadership accolade, she focused the lens on the delivery giant’s 534,000 employees, saying in a statement they “move our world forward.”

The Council for Quality Growth, a trade organization that advocates for responsible economic development across the Atlanta region, will present the award to Tomé in October. Council for Quality Growth President and CEO Michael Paris said in a statement Tomé is a “true testament to corporate responsibility and visionary leadership.”