PTIO Grows Workforce Coalition with Addition of UPS

Second Global Logistics Company Joins PTIO to Address Impacts of AV Technology on Workers

Washington, DC — The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO) today announced that a new partner – the United Parcel Service (UPS) – has joined the coalition and its mission to advance autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in ways that improve the quality of life and economic opportunity for all Americans.

“PTIO now has two leading global logistics companies as members – representing a large contingent of the transportation and logistics workforce that could experience integration of autonomous vehicle technology in their fleets,” said PTIO Executive Director Kathryn Branson. “With UPS’s focus on enhancing mobility, empowering customers and understanding where new technologies impact innovation, its leadership is directly in line with PTIO’s mission of ensuring that workers benefit from society’s adoption of automated technologies. We welcome UPS as our newest partner and will value its contributions to further PTIO’s objectives.”

“UPS has a history of using innovation and technology to improve the lives of our customers, our employees and society at large,” said UPS Chief Human Resources Officer Charlene Thomas. “We are committed to developing solutions and educational opportunities that will enhance the work of our valued employees who remain a vital connection to our customers. We are pleased to join PTIO and look forward to advancing the mission of the coalition.”

Launched in June 2018, PTIO is led by its members at the American Trucking Associations, Daimler, FedEx, Ford, Lyft, Toyota, Uber, and Waymo, leading companies and associations that are working together with government, educators, and other stakeholders to examine the opportunities and challenges of AV deployment, and identify policies and programs that ensure our entire workforce can benefit from the adoption of AV technology.