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Business, Safety, TCA

Risk Remains Low for Coronavirus Transmission on Packages

A worker seals a mail sack at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. A worker seals a mail sack at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The CDC has stated on its website that at the moment, “there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods, and there have not been any cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods,” so the concern for anything shipped from overseas is low thus far.

Sean Adams | The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
March 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and Amazon Look to Protect Customers, Employees

A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Virginia in December 2018. A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Virginia in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the U.S., more people are relying on the mail and delivery services to provide them food, medicine and household items.

Evan MacDonald | The Plain Dealer
March 23, 2020
Business, Logistics

UPS Revenues Rise, but Profits Flat in Third Quarter

UPS logo Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. profits essentially were flat year-over-year in the third quarter, ticking down about 0.5% or $6 million as the parcel giant also announced a 4.9% rate increase effective Dec. 24 to match other less-than-truckload carriers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2017
Editorial, Business

Editorial: Unwelcome Shipping Surprises

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January 6, 2014
Government, Business

Congress Passes Bill to Set Drug Distribution Standards

A bill that establishes new national standards for the distribution of prescription drugs and pharmaceuticals has been approved by Congress and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
November 19, 2013