Business, Safety, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Finalize New Five-Year Labor Contract

Teamsters The Teamsters headquarters in Washington. (TT File Photo)

UPS Inc. and an estimated 255,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are now working under a new five-year agreement that brings labor stability to the Atlanta-based shipping giant. The contract took effect on April 29 after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding supplemental agreement.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 3, 2019
Business, Top 100

UPS Cites Winter Weather for 1Q Earnings Downturn

UPS A UPS van in Chicago in January. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. said difficult weather including heavy snow, extremely cold temperatures and spring flooding impacted its first-quarter 2019 earnings when the company announced its financial results April 25.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS Sees Payoff From $20 Billion Tech Bet, but Investors Remain Wary

UPS Kim Raff/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. is counting on algorithms you can’t see to prove that investors were wrong to doubt its three-year, $20 billion technological makeover. It’s all part of CEO David Abney’s bet on squeezing out costs and becoming more nimble as UPS adjusts to surging e-commerce deliveries.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Business, Top 100, TCA

UPS CEO David Abney Earns Horatio Alger Award

UPS CEO David Abney UPS CEO David Abney via Horatio Alger Association/YouTube

For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger award has been bestowed upon individuals who have overcome adversity to achieve success and remained committed to both higher education and helping others. So UPS CEO David Abney is in good company. But his 3-year-old grandson's reaction to the news has kept him humble.

Gracie Bonds Staples | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 16, 2019
Business, Technology

Inxeption, UPS Unveil Platform Integration Tool to Aid Marketing, Distribution

Inxeption A rendering of Inxeption Zippy. (Inxeption via YouTube)

Technology company Inxeption Corp. and UPS Inc. announced the creation of Inxeption Zippy, a platform integration that helps businesses market and distribute their products on multiple online channels from one secure place, according to a joint news release.

March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Congressional Infrastructure Window 4-6 Months, Stakeholders Say

Melanie Piana “We can’t continue going on like we are as a nation,” Ferndale, Mich., Councilwoman Melanie Piana said at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this month. (Save MI City via YouTube)

The window for an infrastructure bill in 2019 is only about four months, starting now, and closing quickly. Here's Capitol Agenda's look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2019

UPS Exceeds Expectations With Strong 4Q Earnings

UPS Freight truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

UPS Inc. reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations, the package delivery company reported Jan. 31.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expands Keyless Apartment-Building Entry That Started in NYC

UPS Worker Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

United Parcel Service Inc. is expanding a keyless-entry system for package deliveries at apartment buildings after a successful test in New York and San Francisco.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Holiday Package Returns Hit Peak Before Year End for First Time

UPS Worker Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

UPS Inc. expected to handle a record 1.5 million returns Dec. 19, ahead of its usual early January peak of 1.3 million.

Debbie Cockrell | The News Tribune Tacoma Wash
December 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Purchases $18.3 Million in Property in Massachusetts

UPS Worker UPS warehouse (John Sommers II for TT)

United Parcel Service has purchased properties in Shrewsbury, Mass., and Grafton, Mass., for $18.3 million as it considers whether to build a $200 million distribution facility in the area.

Lisa Eckelbecker | The Worcester, Mass. Telegram Gazette
December 13, 2018