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BTA will help UPS train new bike delivery staff

Posted by on December 1st, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Now that UPS has hired bike delivery staff for the holiday shipping season, they need some help getting their new recruits up to speed on the rules of the road. Enter the BTA.

The BTA has announced that they’ve partnered up with the shipping giant to help the new hires brush up on the latest bike-specific traffic laws, teach them safe handling skills, and so on.

Here’s a snip from the BTA Blog:

UPS already has a comprehensive space and visibility training that their employees go through, and the BTA was there to add information about bike-specific laws and safe practices, and to teach bike handling skills…

Read the full story here.

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That’s good, because UPS drivers have a relatively bad reputation with respect to bike safety. I’ve been cut off by one, and when I told him about it, he was pretty hostile. (FedEx, for whatever reason, has a better reputation.)

Perhaps having some of its employees on bikes will lead to a better bike awareness corporate-wide, and a little driver training for the truck operators.