Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS to Expand Service, Capacity, Add Operation Hours

UPS A UPS driver makes a delivery. The company said weekend network enhancements will expand residential and commercial Saturday volumes by reaching an additional 40 million U.S. consumers. (UPS Inc.)

UPS Inc. rolled out a series of offerings Jan. 29 aimed at improving service to small and midsize businesses, including an extension of weekend operations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2020
Business, Logistics

FedEx Ground Begins FedEx Home Delivery on Sundays

FedEx Ground truck and driver in snow next to house FedEx said that during the 2019 peak holiday shipping season, FedEx Ground experienced 42% year-over-year growth in FedEx Home Delivery package volume. (FedEx)

FedEx Ground has launched year-round Sunday deliveries for its residential FedEx Home Delivery service for the majority of the U.S. population, according to parent company FedEx Corp.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2020
Business, Top 100

Amazon Lifts Restriction on Sellers Using FedEx to Ship Packages

FedEx workers unload package FedEx workers unload packages from a truck in New York City in December. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. lifted restrictions established during the holiday shopping season that had prevented third-party merchants selling goods on the site from shipping packages with FedEx Corp.’s ground service.

January 14, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

FedEx Begins Construction on Distribution Facility in Florida

FedEx trailers Andrea Morales/Bloomberg

Construction has begun on a 42,000-square-foot FedEx distribution center near the airport in Gainesville, Fla.

Emily Mavrakis | The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun
January 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Holiday Returns Drive Demand for Reverse Logistics

A customer returns gifts to a Kohl's Department store. A customer returns items to a Kohl's Department store. (Jack Sauer/Associated Press)

Reverse logistics is part of retailers’ year-round operations, but returns ramp up during the holidays.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 3, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Q2 Earnings Tumble, Even More Than Wall Street Expected

FedEx trucks at distribution center in New Jersey Delivery trucks sit in the FedEx Corp. Ground distribution center in Jersey City, N.J., on Aug. 7, 2018. (Marc McAndrews/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. reported lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings Dec. 17, missing Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2019
Business, TCA

FedEx Custom Critical CEO Virginia Addicott to Retire

FedEx A FedEx Custom Critical truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

When Virginia Addicott became president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical 12 years ago, not only was she the female head of a trucking company, she was also one of the few women at the table at Akron, Ohio-area civic leader meetings.

Betty Lin-Fisher | Akkron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal
December 17, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Cuts Off FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments This Holiday

FedEx truck and Amazon boxes Christopher Lee/Bloomberg says FedEx Corp.’s delivery performance is slipping and will no longer let third-party merchants use the company’s ground delivery network for quick Prime shipments through the holidays.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

FedEx Disputes Report on Federal Taxes Paid in 2018

FedEx CEO Mike Smith FedEx CEO Fred Smith by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The CEO of FedEx Corp. came out swinging after a news report called into question the company’s track record on capital investments and tax payments in the wake of federal tax reform efforts.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Business, Top 50

North America's Busiest Cargo Airports

UPS Worldport UPS employees load containers onto planes at UPS Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2012. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Where North American airports ranked in terms of cargo pounds transported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 18, 2019