Monday, November 24, 2008

UPS Back To Its Roots This Holiday Season

UPS was founded in 1907 by a couple of Seattle bike messengers and it seems that after all these years thing have finally come full circle for the company known as Brown.

UPS pedals this holiday’s packages

The Register-Guard
Published: Nov 22, 2008 08:58AM

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Dodging car doors and ignoring the persistent complaints of his quads, Jesse Wendel pedals, the 200-trailered pounds behind him a painfully obvious shadow.

Most days, the UPS driver is behind the wheel of a mammoth truck.

But this holiday season, he’s downgrading from four wheels to two.

Slammed with extra packages for the holidays, the company is dispatching its own fleet of bicycles on the West Coast to save on gas and increase the speed of deliveries.

“With today’s economy we’re trying to find ways to conserve fuel and lessen our carbon footprint,” explained UPS business manager Jim Hagle of Eugene. “Anything we can do to get people in shape and reduce miles — that’s what we want to do.”

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