Former UPS driver convicted in 2017 rape – Statesboro Herald

A Bulloch County jury found a former United Parcel Service driver guilty Thursday in the November 2017 rape of a coworker.

Robert Spencer Baird, 45, of North Leah Road, will be sentenced Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. by Bulloch County Chief Superior Court Judge Gates Peed, said Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Catherine Sumner Findley.

After a three-day trial, Baird was convicted Thursday of forcibly raping the female co-worker while working a UPS route in the county Nov. 29, 2017.

UPS employees get a hand from their children to help homebound seniors – The Roanoke Times

United Parcel Service employees and their children worked together the morning of Sept. 29 to pack supply bags for 77 homebound seniors in Pulaski County.

Thanks to the success of the first project, UPS drivers were eager to have their children take a hands-on approach to making their community a better place to live. Children from infancy up through their teens were on deck to bring smiles to seniors.

“We are helping older people right here in our area that simply cannot leave their home and may not have the money to buy these items that we are bagging today,” said long-term UPS employee J.D. Owens.

UPS, USPS praise move to pull U.S. out of international shipping treaty – FreightWaves

Continuing efforts to fight what he says are unfair trade practices, the administration of President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will pull out of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty. The treaty, agreed to in 1874, sets fees for international shipping of mail and small parcels (under 4.4 pounds) around the world. Since 1969, the treaty has assigned lower shipping rates to developing countries, including China, in an effort to boost their competitiveness globally.

UPS spokesperson Kara Ross sent FreightWaves this statement on behalf of David Abney, chairman & CEO of UPS. “UPS believes the administration took the right step in addressing the inequities of the UPU system of terminal dues. Foreign postal operators should not be given government approved advantages in what is a competitive market. All parties should pay the same parcel delivery rates for the same services from the U.S. Postal Service, regardless of whether the country of origin is foreign or domestic.”

UPS CEO ‘Relieved’ at Updated North American Trade Deal – Global Atlanta

United Parcel Service Inc. CEO David Abney is “relieved” that the U.S., Canada and Mexico have reached a deal to upgrade the rules of their trading relationship, potentially removing a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the global economy. 

“We’re very relieved; we went through a lot of anxiety,” Mr. Abney said during a luncheon discussion on “Rebooting Global Trade” hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. 

Trade is the lifeblood of the Atlanta-based package giant’s international business; UPS is estimated to carry up to 3 percent of global GDP by value, with 450,000 employees all over the world delivering 20 million packages per day.