Posted tagged ‘UPS’

Suspicious Items Found on US Bound Planes

October 29, 2010

Watching breaking news on CNN where authorities are responding to reports of suspicious items on cargo flights that landed this morning in London, Newark, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All of the planes appear to have originated from Yemen.

So far, there is no confirmation that there is any cause for alarm, but authorities are checking things closely. I heard that the cause of the suspicion was a “manipulated toner cartridge” that was found on one of the UPS planes.

From CNN:

Planes “were moved to a remote location … out of an abundance of caution,” the Transportation Security Administration said.

In Philadelphia, the fire department’s hazardous material units were responding to an incident involving two aircraft — a UPS plane and a 757 jet with no one aboard, officials said.

Three people aboard one of the planes were scanned with negative results, the Philadelphia Fire Department said.

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Chrysler To Close 789 Dealerships

May 14, 2009

Chrysler hopes to eliminate roughly a quarter of its 3,200 U.S. dealerships by early next month, saying in a bankruptcy court filing this morning that there are too many stores competing with each other.

From the Associated Press:

The company, in a motion filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, said it wants to eliminate 789 dealerships by June 9. Many of the dealers’ sales are too low, the automaker said. Just over 50 percent of dealers account for about 90 percent of the company’s U.S. sales, the motion said.

Dealers were told Thursday morning via United Parcel Service letter if they would remain or be eliminated. The move, which the dealers can appeal, is likely to cause devastating affects in cities and towns across the country as thousands of jobs are lost and taxes are not paid.

UPS Driver Reaches 1 Million Miles Driven

September 5, 2008

Incredible. Talk about determination and “what can brown do for you”? Well obviously, a lot of driving for Brent Boyd to get you your packages!

From the Associated Press:

A routine package delivery turned into a milestone for a UPS driver in East Texas. Brent Boyd, 51, on Thursday surpassed one million miles

Associated Press

Credit: Associated Press Palestine Herald, Cheril Vernon

on his UPS delivery truck, the same vehicle he’s driven for 22 years with the company.

The odometer on Boyd’s 1987 GMC truck rolled over to all zeros as he began his delivery route near Palestine. He said he’s never had an accident with his company vehicle.

Boyd told The Associated Press that his truck’s gone through at least three engines and been repainted several times.

But he’s resisted offers for a new van. Boyd says the truck is “like home” and feels like “sitting in the recliner in your house.”