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This Month’s Compass Articles: Holiday Shipping Tips, Succeeding in the High-Tech Industry, and Trade Show Logistics
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Hey, it’s Matt from the Compass Online team.  As always, we’ve got lots to share with you this month.

What’s new? Get a jump on the holiday season with these cost-cutting shipping tips; find out why our customers love their UPS drivers; and learn five ways to succeed in today’s competitive high tech industry. And, of course, there’s plenty more to enjoy:

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UPSers Provide On-Demand Relief in Wake of Hurricane Isaac
Ray Waguespack, UPS LAT Coordinator, supports restoration operations in Gulf Coast

Tuesday night, August 28, exactly seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans and battered a broad swath of the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Isaac crawled ashore at roughly the same spot.

Ray Waguespack, UPS Logistics Action Team coordinator in Louisiana, began serious emergency management preparations as soon as Isaac rounded the Florida Keys as a tropical storm and headed north, gathering strength over warm Gulf of Mexico waters.

Coordinating with authorities, Ray oversaw preparatory efforts, he says, by “a whole handful of UPS drivers,” along with Tulane University volunteers for the American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana, UPS Freight personnel, and other volunteers.

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Moving the Magic: UPS Freight helps put Disney Artifacts on Display (Video)
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Making logistics seem like magic is the norm for UPS, but we don’t always get to move actual magic. Millions of customers every day place not only their shipments in the hands of UPS people, but also their trust. So it came as no surprise when The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation asked UPS to help them relocate hundreds of one-of-a-kind Walt Disney Archive artifacts to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

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Managing LTL Freight Pickups with Ease
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Pickup Notifications for LTL is a new feature that allows customers to gain greater control and insight into their entire pickup process.  UPS Freight® is the first national LTL carrier to offer full visibility into LTL pickups when scheduled online.  Now, customers will be able to receive email alerts when the pickup is scheduled, when the driver is on his way and when the pickup is complete. 

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UPS Employees Shine at Super Bowl of Safety
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Go behind the scenes with Team UPS at the National Truck Driving Championships

It was game on at the weeklong competition in Orlando, FL, that featured more than 400 of the best drivers in the business, including 19 UPSers who won U.S. state championships this year to qualify for the Nationals.

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Here Comes UPS Freight

Kewill, a company providing integrated shipping options, has recently added UPS Freight capabilities to its offering. As director of product management for Kewill’s shipping products, Peter Starvaski is responsible for defining the product road maps for Kewill’s Clippership and Flagship products.

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“Super Bowl of Safety” for Professional Drivers Kicks-Off This Week

 

Columbus, Ohio plays host to this year’s National Truck Driving Championships. For UPS and UPS Freight, our team of competitors includes former National Champion and 14-time West Virginia State champion Clarence Jenkins.

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