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Teen in critical condition after shooting at UPS in Jackson

Officials said around 10 p.m., Jesse Whitfield, 19, was found on lying on the ground, shot several times at the UPS location on East McDowell Road. The teen was reportedly walking to his car when he was shot. The victim was shot in several places, including the face, the hands and arms, the pelvis, and possibly the chest.

Jackson Police Department spokesperson Colendula Green confirmed that Whitfield worked at UPS.

Whitfield is in critical condition.

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35 years and nearly 3 million miles: United Parcel Service driver spent a career packaging relationships with customers – Jamestown Sun

 Retiring United Parcel Service driver Frank Slag said that a few years ago, he would see nine or 10 vehicles along Highway 22 from Killdeer to his home in Dickinson in the evening after his shift.Today, Slag said it is routine now to pass “hundreds and hundreds” of vehicles.

Slag, a Hebron native and graduate of Dickinson State College, went to work for UPS after college and drove truck for the delivery service company for the next 35-plus years, logging nearly 3 million miles, he said.

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UPS sees no rerun of glitch-marred December: CFO – Reuters

The No. 1 U.S. courier company is investing in new technology and expanded capacity so that the 2014 holiday season should go smoothly, Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn said on Thursday.

UPS has increased investments in capacity expansion by $500 million, a large part of which is a direct reaction to the recent holiday season’s glitches, Kuehn said. Total capital expenditures in 2014 are expected to reach $2.5 billion.

The company is also going to focus on improving communications with key customers as part of the new strategy, while adding technology that makes it easier to estimate volumes.

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UPS Crash Probe Focuses on Fatigue as U.S. Hearing Set – Bloomberg

U.S. crash investigators are focusing on pilot fatigue, training and adherence to procedures in the fatal Aug. 14 crash of a United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) jet freighter in Birmingham, Alabama.

The NTSB will call witnesses to discuss how UPS trains pilots for approaches like the one the accident crew was flying to Birmingham, which required them to stay clear of unlit hills near the runway without a radio beam to ensure they were at the correct altitude, according to the release.

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UPS to Spend More Than $100 Million on Shipping Changes – Bloomberg

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) said it will spend more than $100 million to improve peak-period service after a late surge in online Christmas shopping caused missed deliveries that boosted costs.

With the delivery volume growth rate during the holiday period almost twice what UPS had projected, the company had to add 30,000 more workers than planned, boosting fourth-quarter expenses by as much as $150 million, Chief Executive Officer Scott Davis said today on a conference call. Some packages still didn’t arrive at their destinations by Christmas, causing refunds that sliced quarterly revenue by $50 million.