UPS driver accused of driving under the influence –

According to a news release from the West Carroll Sheriff’s Office, they received a complaint of a UPS driver who appeared to be driving under the influence on August 16, 2018.

A deputy located the UPS truck near Oak Grove and noticed the driver swerving from side to side.

A traffic stop was initiated and the deputy identified the driver to be Skyla Hall from Winnsboro, LA. Hall submitted to a series of field sobriety tests and performed poorly indicating impairment.

At that time, Hall was arrested, and a backpack containing Hall’s personal belongings was found in the truck.

Deputies searched the backpack and found 7 hydrocodone pills in the coin pocket of Hall’s wallet.


UPS unpacks big data to deliver insight – CIO Dive

A parcel without an address is just a box, and big data without insight is just used petabytes in a cloud.

Data is largely considered an invaluable asset but if mishandled, it’s just more junk in the drawer. To unlock data’s potential, it needs effective guidance coupled with tools and direction from a qualified workforce.

The United Parcel Service (UPS) has been creating predictive and prescriptive tools for more than a decade, Jack Levis, senior director of Process Management at UPS, told CIO Dive in an email. As early as 2003, the shipping company launched Package Flow Technologies, which included predictive models, planning, execution and descriptive analysis tools, he said.

About 10 years later, in 2013 On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation (ORION) was deployed and added “proprietary advanced optimization to better plan and execute drivers’ routes,” he said. ORION used the same data foundation of Package Flow Technologies.

110-Year-Old UPS Eyes Blockchain to Streamline Delivery Logistics – CCN

Century-old delivery giant United Parcel Service (UPS) believes that blockchain technology could help streamline package delivery logistics across a global supply chain.

According to documents published by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, the Georgia-based UPS has applied for a patent that utilizes blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) to route packages throughout an international supply chain that may include multiple carriers.

The patent application, which UPS originally filed on Feb. 16, explains that while shipping logistics providers have become quite adept at optimizing package routing to increase efficiency and minimize costs, it is still difficult to coordinate logistics for shipments that involve more than one logistics service provider transportation network.

UPS: It’s Still A Buy – Seeking Alpha

  • UPS posted another quarter of solid results and, more importantly, finished a couple important capital projects.
  • It trades at a meaningful discount to its average valuation.
  • UPS remains an ideal choice for long-term minded income investors.