The ten year old Labrador was run over by a United Parcel Service vehicle. UPS said, in an emailed statement, that the driver saw both of the dogs well behind the truck when heading up the driveway, but at some point Moses started following the truck.
“One of the dogs unfortunately was chasing the vehicle, biting at the tires and before our driver could stop the dog ran fast enough to get in front of the rear tire,” UPS spokesperson Dan McMackin said.
“You can think about it as a challenge, or you can think about it as a concern or you can embrace it as an opportunity, which is what we think we have to do,” David Abney, UPS’ top executive, told a Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon on Tuesday.
United Parcel Service (UPS), originally called American Messenger Company, was founded in 1907 by 19-year-old James E. Casey with $100 borrowed from a friend. It started as a messenger service in the Seattle, Washington, area with just one bicycle. Most deliveries were done on foot. More distant ones were done by bicycle.
In 1913, the company acquired its first delivery car, a Ford Model T. UPS took its first steps outside Seattle in 1919, when it expanded its operations to California and Oakland. In 1924, UPS became the first courier company to introduce the conveyor belt system for handling packages.
Prosecutors say Velva J. Stockton was living out her final years at the Hotel Andra in downtown Seattle when she hired a live-in caregiver to help. Investigators allege 52-year-old Cassie Mizer instead took advantage of her boss, using Stockton’s bank accounts to buy more than $30,000 worth of goods and services, including Botox, weight loss treatment, and dog costumes.
A seasoned delivery driver for UPS finally noticed strange patterns in packages sent under Stockton’s name and alerted police, investigators say.