Government, Business, Top 100

Trump Says Trucking CEOs to Help Advise on Economic Recovery

President Trump speaks at an April 14 Coronavirus Task Force press briefing Trump holds a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the White House Rose Garden April 14. (

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear is among the prominent business executives tapped by President Donald Trump to help revive the economy as the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of easing in some parts of the country.

April 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

UPS Manages Airlift of Health Care Supplies for FEMA

UPS cargo planes sit on the tarmac at the UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky., in 2016. UPS cargo planes sit on the tarmac at the UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky., in 2016. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

UPS launched a two-week operation to run 25 cargo flights carrying masks, gloves, surgical gowns and other equipment for the health care industry under the federal government’s Project Airbridge.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 7, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Agree on Sick Leave as Coronavirus Spreads

UPS driver UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. said it is taking steps to protect its employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus and that it reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters concerning paid-leave guidelines for unionized workers who are affected by it.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

UPS Helping With Coronavirus Testing Sites

UPS CEO David Abney UPS CEO David Abney by Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. is joining a Trump administration effort to bring mobile coronavirus testing to several U.S. cities, the company announced March 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2020
Business, Safety

UPS, FedEx Ease Signature Rules to Protect Against Virus

(Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. are dropping the normal signature rules for package deliveries to protect customers and workers as the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

UPS Names Next CEO; Tomé to Succeed Abney

UPS CEO David Abney Abney by Christpher Goodney/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. on March 12 announced a leadership succession plan that named former Home Depot Chief Financial Officer Carol Tomé as the company’s next CEO, succeeding David Abney.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

More Fleets Move Toward Freight Matching

CoyoteGO screen At Coyote Logistics, the 3PL provider of UPS, the expansion of its CoyoteGO digital freight platform includes the launch of new, on-demand features that put all of its digital solutions in one place. (Coyote Logistics via YouTube)

The trucking industry is seeing an increased shift toward freight-matching platforms as some major fleets become the latest users.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

UPS Requests Exemption for Driver-Trainees to Operate Doubles

UPS John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Feb. 24 that it is seeking comment on a 2019 request from United Parcel Service Inc. in which the carrier seeks a five-year renewable exemption from federal regulations in order to allow its driver-trainees with commercial learner permits to operate twin 28-foot trailers on public roads.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS-Waymo Partnership to Start in Near Future

UPS-Waymo partnership beginning soon The partnership will feature Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacificas shuttling packages from The UPS Store locations in Phoenix to a local UPS sorting facility for processing. (UPS Inc.)

UPS and Waymo announced Jan. 29 a pilot program for autonomous vehicle package pickup in Phoenix.

January 30, 2020
Business, Technology

UPS Orders 10,000 Electric Delivery Vehicles

Arrival's Generation 2 electric vehicle. Arrival's Generation 2 electric vehicle. (Arrival)

UPS has ordered 10,000 electric delivery vehicles from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate fleet electrification.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 30, 2020