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Trucks Carry First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Hospitals Across the US

UPS truck leaves Pfizer A UPS truck loaded with COVID-19 vaccine leaves the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant on Dec. 13. (Morry Gash/Pool/Associated Press)

As the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine begin to ship, trucking experts on the ground level of the distribution effort said the logistical elements are in place for a successful rollout of an estimated 50 million doses of the vaccine between now and the end of January.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 15, 2020
Business, Logistics

FedEx, UPS Feel Van Squeeze Amid E-Commerce Rush

A UPS driver sorts boxes in the back of a delivery van in New York. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News) A UPS driver sorts boxes in the back of a delivery van in New York. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. are running into a shortage of delivery vans, prompting a surprise cost squeeze that’s cutting into profits during a record surge in package volumes.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

UN Recruits UPS, FedEx, Dozens of Others to Deliver Vaccine to World’s Poor

A FedEx cargo plane sits idle at the Richmond International Airport in Virginia. A FedEx cargo plane sits idle at the Richmond International Airport in Virginia. (Steve Helber/Associated Press)

United Nations humanitarian relief agency Unicef is looking to recruit some of the airline industry’s biggest operators to help distribute a coronavirus vaccine to the world’s poorest nations.

Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2020
Business

Third Time's a Charm for UPS at Christmas, But FedEx Stumbles

John Sommers II for Reuters

CHICAGO — After two consecutive years of problems during its holiday peak package season, UPS delivered on time at Christmas this year, while its main rival, FedEx, had a last-minute stumble that left some gifts undelivered until after the holiday.

Nick Carey | Reuters
December 31, 2015