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UPS Drivers Know the Dangers of Distracted Driving: Video
Teens driving

UPS has always viewed distracted driving as a serious issue.  It’s a leading cause of vehicle accidents, especially among teens. Distractions come from a variety of sources:  texting, eating, using phones, adjusting the radio or talking with passengers.

To help combat distracted driving, in 2009 UPS and The UPS Foundation developed UPS Road Code, a four-session safe-driving program for teens that teaches the consequences of hazardous and distracted driving. The program leverages UPS’s safety methods and strong safety record.

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Delivering on the Promise: UPSer Joseph Sosa Honored for Volunteer Service in Colombia
Joseph Sosa

The James E. Casey Community Service Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed on any UPSer. Created in 1995, the award is given annually to the one UPSer who rises above all others to demonstrate an “exceptional commitment to helping others in their community.”

Flying from his home in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, to the country of Colombia, UPSer Joseph Sosa makes a long drive from Monteria to a remote, 900-person village called Buenos Aires once every three months or so. If the jeep holds up on the undeveloped road through mountains and farm lands, Joseph reaches the little community where his grandmother lived and died.

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The Art of Logistics: And the Winners Are…

Some made us laugh while others made us cry. There were even those that made us laugh so hard, we cried. The lyrics touched us, the visuals moved us and the overall artistry simply wow’d us.

From 23 countries around the world, UPSers submitted 145 entries into the Art of Logistics contest. After a panel of judges selected the top two from each of the contest categories, UPSers made the final choice for who should take home the top honors. We thought the art was too good not to share.

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UPS Casey Award Nominees Part 3: Delivering Hope and Help to their Communities

Last Thursday, UPS proudly announced Terry Brown as this year’s winner of the James E. Casey Community Service Award. Community service is deeply ingrained in UPS heritage. Our company’s founder, Jim Casey, strongly believed in helping those in need. Jim and his siblings established the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) in 1948 to help build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families.

This year’s winner was selected from a group of 15 outstanding UPSers – each who make extraordinary contributions to the people in their communities. On Friday, we started sharing the stories and accomplishments of the Casey Award nominees at upside. Here are the final four:

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UPS Casey Award Nominees Part 2: Delivering Hope and Help to their Communities

Last Thursday, UPS proudly announced Terry Brown as this year’s winner of the James E. Casey Community Service Award. Community service is deeply ingrained in UPS heritage. Our company’s founder, Jim Casey, strongly believed in helping those in need. Jim and his siblings established the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) in 1948 to help build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families.

This year’s winner was selected from a group of 15 outstanding UPSers – each who make extraordinary contributions to the people in their communities. On Friday, we shared the stories and accomplishments of five Casey Award nominees. Here are the next five:

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UPS Casey Award Nominees: Delivering Hope and Help to their Communities

Yesterday, UPS proudly announced Terry Brown as this year’s winner of the James E. Casey Community Service Award. Community service is deeply ingrained in UPS heritage. Our company’s founder, Jim Casey, strongly believed in helping those in need. Jim and his siblings established the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) in 1948 to help build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families.

This year’s winner was selected from a group of 15 outstanding UPSers – each who make extraordinary contributions to the people in their communities. Over the next few days, we will celebrate the stories and accomplishments of the Casey Award nominees at upside. Here are the first five:

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UPS Celebrates Volunteerism and United Way partnership in Charlotte

UPSers were recognized for making their communities better.

This past weekend I was honored to be included with more than 30 UPSers from around the U.S. and Canada to attend the Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. David Ragan and the No. 6 Ford Fusion glowed under the night sky with the special UPS United Way paint scheme that continued our celebration of passing the $ 1 billion dollar mark in contributions to the United Way.

We were randomly selected to attend the race because we’ve logged hours in the Neighbor to Neighbor system, an internal system used to track UPS volunteer events and employee hours. I spoke with Elena Scanlon who told me, “I participate in many United Way volunteer activities. It’s just something that comes from my heart and I love doing it.”

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