Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 12:11 pm
The American workforce might want to pay attention to all those brown trucks full of cardboard boxes. UPS is using technology in ways that may soon be common throughout the economy.
On the surface, UPS trucks look the same as they did more than 20 years ago, when Bill Earle started driving for the company in rural Pennsylvania.
But underneath the surface, Earle says, the job has changed a lot. The thing you sign your name on when the UPS guy gives you a package used to be a piece of paper. Now it's a computer that tells Earle everything he needs to know.
A UPS plane en route to Houston has made a safe emergency landing in Kentucky after a report of smoke in the cockpit. UPS spokesman Mike Mangeot told The Courier-Journal that the two pilots on board the plane were not injured. He said the plane made the safe landing in Louisville after departing from the city.