Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Holiday Shopping Season Brings Hopes for Supply Chain Improvements

Employees walk past a conveyor belt carrying packages Employees walk past a conveyor belt carrying packages at the Amazon LCY3 fulfillment center in Dartford, England. (Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

As this year’s holiday shopping season ramps up, shipping industry experts say supply chain issues that plagued the season last year have alleviated, but there are other dynamics at play.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 22, 2022
Business, Logistics, TCA

Consumers Expecting Issues in Survey on Holiday Supply Chain Issues

A customer browses holiday items at a Walmart Inc. store A customer browses holiday items at a Walmart Inc. store. Walmart was one of many retailers hit hard by supply chain struggles in 2021. (Patrcik T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

While retailers started preparing for the holiday season even earlier this year, consumers are still haunted by the ghost of supply chain past, survey data shows.

Megan Munce | Houston Chronicle
October 20, 2022
Business, Logistics, TCA

GXO Logistics to Hire 4,000 for Holiday Season Across US

A GXO warehouse. A GXO warehouse. GXO spun off from XPO in August 2021. (XPO Logistics)

Warehouse operator GXO Logistics announced on Oct. 13 plans to hire about 4,000 employees across the U.S. by the end of the year, as it prepares for a busy holiday season in which it expects a surge in product returns.

Paul Schott | The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
October 17, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Private

Amazon Plans to Hire 150,000 Workers for Holiday Season

Amazon David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News Inc. plans to hire 150,000 seasonal workers, about the same as last year despite slowing sales and predictions of a lackluster holiday shopping season.

October 6, 2022
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 | Senior Reporter
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