Government, Business, Logistics

Inflation Is Seen Pushing Online Holiday Sales to $1.2 Trillion

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Online shoppers will be buying less this holiday season, but spending more.

Amelia Pollard | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Economic Outlook Bright for Holidays

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Goods are pouring into ports, being delivered by trucks to warehouses and e-commerce locations, and retailers are restocking their shelves as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing. It’s also a major reason why trucking continues to outperform the overall U.S. economy.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 24, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS, FedEx Say Holiday Shipping Not Delayed by Atlanta Airport Outage

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The fire that knocked out power and shut down the world’s busiest airport shouldn’t delay holiday package deliveries, two of the nation’s biggest shippers said Dec. 18.

Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 18, 2017
Logistics, TCA

Record Travel Projected for Christmas, New Year’s Holidays

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As the Christmas song goes, “Gee, the traffic’s sure terrific.” In fact, travel experts say they believe the final holiday travel period of the year — Dec. 23 through midnight New Year’s night — will set a new record.

December 18, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Shippers Ramp Up Hiring in Pennsylvania to Handle Flood of Package Deliveries

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UPS Inc., FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service have sizable operations in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania and have ramped up operations by hiring hundreds of seasonal employees to handle an expected surge in holiday orders.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
December 12, 2017
Logistics, TCA

Here’s What You Need to Know About Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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It’s only just the start of December — you’ve got plenty of time to get those presents in the mail before Christmas, right? Be careful. Time races during the holidays, but delivery deadlines for the major shipping services don’t waver

December 6, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Hiring 2,600 in Memphis to Handle Peak Season Demand

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FedEx will hire 2,600 people in Memphis to help meet peak season demand.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
September 28, 2017
Business, Logistics

UPS Hiring 95,000 Seasonal Workers to Keep Up With Holiday Surge

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UPS Inc. expects to hire 95,000 temporary workers this year to help it with the annual holiday surge, when daily shipments rise by more than half.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Gas Prices See Record Lows Just in Time for Holiday Weekend

National gasoline prices are hovering at an all-time low for the year at $2.26 per gallon — the lowest they’ve been since February, according to auto club AAA.

June 27, 2017

UPS, FedEx Fight to Stay Ahead of Gift Package Deluge

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The nation's biggest shippers were struggling — and so far say they are succeeding — at keeping up with a record-breaking onslaught of online-ordered gift packages now that Christmas and the start of Hanukkah are less than a week away.

Charisse Jones | USA Today
December 20, 2016