Wreck kills UPS driver on Liberty Expressway – Albany Herald

Emergency personnel were called to the scene Wednesday morning, and traffic was backed up for several miles in westbound-traffic lanes of the Liberty Expressway after a fatal crash just west of the Blaylock Street bridge.

According to reports, the driver of a UPS truck was killed in what Albany police say was a three-vehicle collision.

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler identified the deceased driver as Cathy Johnson, 64. He said she was driving a UPS delivery vehicle that ran into the back of an Oxford Construction Co. dumptruck.

UPS Makes Parks A Priority – CBS Miami

United Parcel Service (UPS) is a well-known global logistics and distribution company. Its Americas Region office is located here in Miami, and in October 2014 the company began its partnership with the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade. Initially, UPS reached out to the Foundation for an employee-driven tree-planting volunteer project at Highland Oaks Park in northeast Miami-Dade. This volunteer project would help contribute to UPS’ Global Forestry initiative, which had the goal of planting 15 million trees by 2020. It would also help with Parks’ Million Trees Miami initiative, whose goal was planting one million trees in Miami-Dade County by 2020. The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade received a $20,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which supplied the trees for the first employee tree-planting project that brought out more than 50 UPS Americas employees.

UPS CEO says updated NAFTA better for economy than no trade treaty – Reuters

The top executive of United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday he is optimistic the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments can successfully renegotiate NAFTA, and said not having a free trade agreement in place would not be good for the three countries’ economies.

“I‘m still optimistic, but I think we’re going to have to go through some difficult times just because each of the countries has issues specific to them,” UPS CEO David Abney told Reuters.

If a renegotiated treaty stimulates the economy, creates jobs and levels the playing field for the United States “then the North American market as a whole will be much stronger than without a free trade agreement,” he said.