Trailblazing twin sisters make history at UPS

‘I’ll go as far as the company will allow me to go’
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Identical twins Alyssa Strickland and Brittney Strickland-Varnedoe are the first Black women promoted to feeder on-road supervisors at UPS’s fourth largest facility in the world, the SMART Hub in Atlanta. Known for its innovation and automation technology, the industry-leading facility  can process over 104,000 packages per hour.

The sisters’ primary responsibility is to put new tractor-trailer drivers through rigorous safety training to make sure they can maneuver big rigs on the road and deliver for millions of customers each day. That’s a semi-big deal. 😉🚛

In less than two years at UPS, the twins rose to management positions and have become an inspiration for other women in operations.

Explore their sisterhood of the matching browns in this inspiring video:



Did you know: UPS has one of the strongest and longest-standing promote-from-within cultures in America. In fact, more than 14,000 part-time UPS employees advanced to full-time jobs in 2021, and more than 18,000 current management team members were promoted from union positions.

About Alyssa: A former high school science teacher, Alyssa started her UPS career in 2018 when she took a job as a part-time operations supervisor. The early morning shift meant she could spend time with her newborn son during the day. She now enjoys her full-time management role and coaches basketball after work and on weekends.

About Brittney: Joining UPS in 2020 as a part-time package handler, Brittney soon accepted a promotion to part-time feeder supervisor before taking a full-time position as a feeder dispatch specialist. Alyssa coached Brittney through UPS’s Driver Training School that preps management for training roles, and she graduated on her two-year anniversary with the company. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her four-year-old son.

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