UPS: Accounting software glitch led to boot glitch came to light after truck booted

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    UPS: Accounting software glitch led to boot - Official says glitch came to light after delivery truck 'booted' - Reading Eagle

    Drivers for the United Parcel Service are not scofflaws.

    Instead, company officials say, an accounting software glitch prevented the big brown parcel delivery firm from paying 12 parking tickets totaling $1,000 that had been written against one of its trucks for double parking.

    When a Reading Parking Authority enforcement officer saw the truck double parked again Thursday morning, this time blocking a driveway, he ran the license plate and learned about the unpaid parking fines, parking officials said. An authority supervisor told the officer to wait until the truck moved from the driveway before immobilizing it with a wheel-locking device called a boot.