Government, Business

FedEx and UPS Surge as Investors Pick Winners From Tax Overhaul

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FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. surged the most in more than a year Dec. 4 on expectations that they’ll reap particularly big gains from the tax-overhaul package making its way through Congress.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

UPS Eyes Delivery of Holiday Packages by Golf Cart in Colorado Town

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Golden, Colo., residents could see the unwrapping of a new package delivery system right in the middle of this year’s holiday gift-giving frenzy, with UPS Inc. drivers swapping out their trademark brown trucks for golf carts with trailers.

John Aguilar | The Denver Post
December 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

UPS Switching to Three-Wheel Deliveries in Florida Town

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will soon become the first city in the state to use electric tricycles to deliver packages to businesses and homes, according to UPS Inc. and city officials.

Wayne K. Roustan | The Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
December 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

UPS Warns of Temporary Delays After Cyber Monday Overwhelms Network

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UPS Inc. is expecting slight delays in package deliveries after a surge in e-commerce sales swamped its network in the days after Thanksgiving.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2017
Business, TCA

UPS Buys Company to Build Customs Brokerage Business

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UPS announced it is acquiring trade management firm Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services to build the shipping giant’s customs brokerage business.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 5, 2017
Business, Technology

UPS, Coyote Join Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

UPS Inc. announced Nov. 7 it has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance to assist in creating industry standards and protocols to enable blockchain platforms to operate together with established technologies.

Transport Topics
November 7, 2017
Government, Business

N.Y. Teamsters Hoping UPS Can Secure Loans to Shore Up Pension Fund

ALBANY, N.Y. — October is the first month thousands of retired upstate New York Teamsters will feel the hit from a 29% cut in their monthly pension checks.

Rick Karlin | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
October 30, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Starting Negotiations on Massive Teamsters Contracts

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UPS says it has started contract talks with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on new collective bargaining agreements covering 250,000 workers.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 10, 2017
Business, Logistics

UPS to Open Kansas Package Facility, Hire More Than 2,100 Locally

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UPS will open a new package-handling facility in Edgerton, Kan., in November and will hire more than 2,100 seasonal and permanent workers in the area, the company announced Sept. 20.

Matt Campbell | The Kansas City Star
September 22, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Kentucky Town May Ban Commercial Delivery on Golf Carts

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Daviess County, Ky., Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he will introduce an ordinance to Fiscal Court next month that would prohibit the commercial use of golf carts or other low-speed utility vehicles for delivering packages or mail.

September 22, 2017