Government, Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Begins Regular Cargo Flights Out of San Bernardino Airport

San Bernardino International Airport

UPS Inc. has started operating five cargo flights a week out of San Bernardino International Airport, officials announced March 26.

Brian Whitehead | San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun
March 28, 2018

UPS Appoints Jim Barber as Chief Operating Officer

Mike Blake/Reuters

Atlanta-based UPS Inc. announced it is appointing Jim Barber as chief operating officer.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 12, 2018
Business, Safety, TCA

UPS Driver With 25 Years Of Crash-Free Driving Shares His Safety Tips

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Robert Gomez Jr. has been driving the UPS Inc. signature big, brown trucks around Southern Arizona since the mid-1980s. He also has the distinction of being crash-free for 25 consecutive years behind the wheel.

Murphy Woodhouse | The Arizona Daily Star
March 12, 2018

Automated Driver Assistance Systems Helpful to Promote Safety, UPS Executive Says

Carlton Rose of UPS Carlton Rose of UPS at TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Automated driver assistance systems are tools the freight industry may utilize to enhance highway safety, a senior executive at UPS Inc. reminded executives at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2018

FedEx, UPS Trade Barbs Over NRA Ties After Florida Shooting

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

The two biggest U.S. couriers are at pains to point out the other’s close relationship with the National Rifle Association.

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2018
Government, Business

UPS Sues European Union for $2.1 Billion After Botched Veto of TNT Bid

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UPS Inc. is suing the European Union for 1.7 billion euros ($2.1 billion) in compensation for damage it claims to have suffered when regulators wrongly vetoed its attempted takeover of parcel delivery rival TNT Express NV.

Aoife White | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

UPS to Add Zero-Emissions Delivery Trucks

Electric UPS Truck UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. announced it will deploy 50 newly designed plug-in electric delivery trucks by the end of the year. The vehicles are comparable in acquisition cost to its conventional-fueled package delivery trucks without the use of subsidies — a development it calls an industry first and one that breaks a key barrier to large-scale fleet adoption.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018

UPS Expands Cross-Border U.S.-Mexico Service With El Paso Facility

UPS Inc. began development of a $41 million facility in El Paso, Texas, to expand its work in the cross-border market along the Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico corridor. The 153,000-square-foot facility has been added to UPS Smart Global Logistics Network and will serve producers in the automotive, electronics, appliances and machinery industries. The facility is scheduled to begin operations this fall.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2018

Analysis: Amazon’s Delivery Dream Is a Nightmare for FedEx and UPS

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Amazon’s ambition has been in plain sight for years. The company has built its own network of merchandise warehouses and package sorting centers. It enlisted its own airplanes and truck trailers to transport cargo. It registered to move freight across oceans, and in dozens of cities it tapped couriers to deliver packages directly to shoppers’ doors.

Shira Ovide | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

UPS Gets $2.4 Million in Incentives for $41 Million Expansion Project in Texas

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. wants to build a $41 million expansion to its El Paso, Texas, facility, and it plans to do so with more than $2 million in incentives from the city and the county.

Elida S. Perez | El Paso (Texas) Times
February 7, 2018