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‘We’re traumatized’: Raleigh family’s dog ‘Gucci’ hit and killed by UPS driver – ABC 11

A Raleigh family is dealing with a massive void in their home and hearts. The family’s dog was hit and killed by a UPS delivery driver.

Mother Kelly Gibbs said her whole family is in shock after the loss of Gucci the German Shepherd.

“We’re traumatized. Every night I send two kids to bed crying,” said Gibbs.

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UPS accused of banning drivers’ prayer meetings, claims there’s a ‘misunderstanding’ – Christian Post

The United Parcel Service — better known by its initials UPS — is being accused of banning drivers at a shipping center from holding prayer meetings before their shifts. However, the shipping giant contends that a “misunderstanding” has occurred.

The Christian conservative legal nonprofit Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to UPS’ general counsel last week asking that employees at a shipping center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, be allowed to hold prayer meetings on UPS property.

According to the letter, about 40 drivers began gathering every morning in the UPS parking lot for prayer meetings last July before their 9:15 a.m. shifts.

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UPS Requests Exemption for Driver-Trainees to Operate Doubles – Transport Topics

United Parcel Service Inc. has requested a five-year renewable exemption from federal regulations in order to allow its driver-trainees with commercial learner permits to operate twin 28-foot trailers on public roads.

The move would afford driver-trainees behind-the-wheel skills training under the direct supervision of a driving instructor.

Current federal regulations do not allow an employer to have a driver without a learner’s permit or commercial driver license with the proper class or endorsements to operate a commercial motor vehicle with doubles or triples on public roads, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in the Feb. 24 announcement.

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Bryan Place Neighbors Celebrate the Retirement of Their Beloved UPS Driver – Candysdirt

For 34 years, Mallory Briggens was a UPS driver in Bryan Place, where he was known far and wide across the neighborhood for the care he took with neighbors’ packages.

On his last day before retirement, Briggens drove into this Old East Dallas neighborhood lined with 75 hand-drawn signs dedicated to him.

Longtime resident Jolene Monaco met Briggens on his neighborhood route in 2001 and they were fast friends ever since.

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UPS to deliver $1.1 billion to global pension plans in 2020 – Pension and Investments

United Parcel Service Inc., Atlanta, plans to contribute $1 billion to its U.S. pension plans in 2020, the company disclosed Thursday in a 10-K filing with the SEC.

The shipper also plans to contribute $62 million to its non-U.S. pension plans during the year. In 2019, UPS contributed $2 billion to the U.S. plans and $67 million to its non-U.S. plans.