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Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

UPS Readies Freezer Farms to Store Virus Vaccine When Approved

Cargo jets sit parked at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., on July 30. Cargo jets sit parked at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., on July 30. The company is building two giant freezer farms to cool potential COVID-19 vaccines. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. is building two giant freezer farms capable of super-cooling millions of vials of a COVID-19 vaccine, preparing for the day when it will need to deliver the medicine at high speed across the globe.

Catherine Leffert | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

UPS Leaders Share Practices to Mobilize Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking Truckers Against Trafficking Executive Director Kendis Paris said the group's efforts are working. She said 1,230 victims have been identified through Truckers Against Trafficking. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Companies’ efforts to combat human trafficking should be rooted in education and the support of leadership teams, according to executives from UPS Inc.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Q2 Earnings as Deliveries Surge

UPS logo displayed on the tail of a cargo jet at the company's Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky. A UPS logo is displayed on the tail of a cargo jet at the company's Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. reported strong results in the second quarter, as a surge in deliveries to homes and businesses has helped lift the company through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 30, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

ATA Lauds Trump’s Environmental Permitting Reforms

President Trump speaks at UPS' airport hub in Atlanta “By streamlining infrastructure approvals, we’ll further expand America’s unprecedented economic boom,” Trump said at UPS' airport hub in Atlanta. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump’s push to advance infrastructure projects through environmental permitting changes earned broad support across the freight industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

GM to Build All-Electric Work Van; Production Set for Late 2021

A sign outside GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. A sign outside GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. will build another all-electric vehicle at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant as it sticks to its goal for an all-electric future.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
June 4, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

UPS Adds Indiana Airport to Cargo Network

A delivery van passes in front of a cargo jet parked on the tarmac at a UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 28. A delivery van passes in front of a cargo jet parked on the tarmac at a UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 28. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on May 13 approved a long-term lease and easement access agreement with UPS Inc. that will allow the company to begin express air shipment operations later this year.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
May 14, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

5-Year-Old’s ‘Refreshment Stop’ Shows Appreciation for FedEx, UPS Drivers

Jack Mahar, 5, set up a free refreshment stop for delivery drivers

A New York kindergartener who loves delivery trucks is thanking FedEx, UPS and other drivers during the coronavirus pandemic in his own special way, with a 'refreshment stop' of complimentary snacks and drinks that he has set up at the end of his driveway for these essential workers.

Kristi Gustafson Barlette | Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
May 5, 2020
Business, Logistics

UPS Q1 Revenue Rises, Net Income Dips

UPS John Sommers II for Transport Topics

UPS Inc. on April 28 reported an increase in first-quarter revenue but said the COVID-19 pandemic caused a shift in its business mix that affected its bottom line result.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS to Fly Medications by Drone to Florida Retirement Community

Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of UPS partner Matternet, walks next to an operator carrying a drone used for medical specimens delivery in North Carolina in March 2019. Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of UPS partner Matternet, walks next to an operator carrying a drone used for medical specimens delivery in North Carolina in March 2019. (Jonathan Drew/Associated Press)

UPS Inc. will use drones to fill prescriptions for residents of The Villages in Florida, one of the country’s biggest retirement communities, amid a lockdown to halt the coronavirus.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

UPS Shipping First Ventilators From GM Facility to Hospitals

A UPS cargo plane is pushed from its gate after being loaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky., in November 2015. A UPS cargo plane is pushed from its gate after being loaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky., in November 2015. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

UPS is shipping ventilators made in a General Motors facility to hospitals in the Chicago area.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 17, 2020

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