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Patent Pending: Can’t sign for your package? Just let UPS track your phone’s location – Supply Chain Dive

UPS delivery: We’ll take your address and your location data

Signing for a delivery: it’s the last step in the process, but it can be inconvenient for the logistics company and customer. The customer needs to schedule their day around a time window when the package might arrive so they can sign for it. And if the customer isn’t home, the delivery company has to make multiple trips. “This represents an inefficient use of carrier resources,” UPS wrote in a patent application published this week.

UPS already offers a couple of solutions to this problem, which include having parcels forwarded to a different location where someone can sign on the receiver’s behalf or sending the package to a UPS customer center. But the logistics company outlines another solution in its patent application that can allow customers to provide the location of their vehicle or another place where the package can be delivered. It all hinges on consumers sharing quite a lot of information.

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Whitehouse residents honor UPS driver -KLTV

Many Whitehouse residents gathered together to honor a UPS driver for going above and beyond in their neighborhood for nearly 40 years.

KLTV’s Dante Nuñez explains what this means to this driver and the community who put this surprise event together.

Roosevelt Petty JR., better known to some in Whitehouse as Rosie, turned the corner during his delivery route to see the street corner filled with people and signs thanking him for his service over the years. “I expected something but nothing on this magnitude, not today even.”

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UPS seeks permit to install $32 million in conveyors – Jacksonville Daily Record

United Parcel Service Inc. applied to the city for a permit to install more conveyors at its Westside Industrial Park parcel shipping ground hub at 4420 Imeson Road.

Material Handling Systems Inc. of Kentucky is the contractor for the $32 million project. Storage Rack Engineering Inc. of Santa Margarita, California, is the engineer.

Atlanta-based UPS is expanding the hub and is evaluating Jacksonville for a further expansion for an additional $138 million investment and 240 jobs that would add to the logistics, warehouse and distribution base.

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Big Brown Reaching Back to donate masks, checks to schools – WBRZ

A local community outreach program headed by a UPS worker named James Joseph, but who is widely known as ‘Big Brown,’ will be leading coronavirus relief efforts that are set to begin Friday, July 10.

Big Brown Reaching Back announced Wednesday that it received a donation of 6,000 masks and will be delivering the protective gear throughout the state.

In addition to this, the organization will provide local schools with up to 350 masks as well as a $1,200 check to assist in the purchasing of school supplies.

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8th Cir: Demotion 1 year after protected activity wasn’t retaliation – HR Dive

Dive Brief:

  • An employee’s demotion wasn’t retaliation because, among other factors, it took place almost a year after the employee engaged in protected conduct, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (Williams v. United Parcel Service, Inc., No. 19-1004 (9th Cir., June 29, 2020)).
  • Cedric Williams worked for UPS as a labor manager, representing the company in grievance proceedings. After alleged performance deficiencies, he was placed on a performance improvement plan and eventually demoted; he sued, claiming race discrimination and retaliation. He argued that his previous participation in a race discrimination grievance proceeding was the real reason for his demotion, noting that the ultimate decision makers — an HR director and district president — knew about that protected activity.