Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

UPS Orders 14 More Boeing 747s

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The famed Boeing Co. 747 airplane now has a slightly longer lease on life — at least in the cargo transport industry.

Samantha Masunaga | Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2018
Business, Logistics

Analysis: UPS Makes Shareholders Wait to Celebrate

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. is doing right by President Donald Trump’s standards, but that’s hardly what shareholders want to see right now.

Brooke Sutherland | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2018
Business, Logistics

UPS Ends 2017 With Strong Results

Mike Blake/Reuters

UPS Inc. reported robust fourth-quarter earnings, even after adjustments tied to pension contributions and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, led by double-digit growth in the freight and third-party logistics businesses and a strong holiday season.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

E-Commerce Fuels Cargo Surge at Chicago Rockford International Airport

Chicago Rockford International Airport

More than 1.3 billion pounds of cargo made its way through Chicago Rockford International Airport last year, a nearly 50% increase over 2016.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
January 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Solving the ‘Final 50 Feet’ Delivery Challenge

UPS Delivery UPS Inc.

WASHINGTON — Researchers are joining major retailers, logistics firms, city transportation offices and others in the freight industry to reconsider last-mile delivery systems, even reviewing the way they get packages the “final 50 feet” in congested urban downtowns.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Touts Record Number of Package Returns This Holiday Season

UPS Inc.

Some 1.4 million packages are expected to be sent back to retailers on Jan. 3, according to UPS Inc., which has dubbed the massive return-to-sender day “National Returns Day.”

Jennifer Van Grove | Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
January 2, 2018

UPS and FedEx Handle Record Holiday Surge With Minimal Delays

FedEx and UPS Trucks fotoscanon/Flickr

United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. delivered almost all of people’s presents by Christmas Day, with the former company finishing strong after a bruising late November.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
December 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

UPS Orders 125 Tesla Semi-Trucks

Elon Musk unveils the new semi Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

The market for the Tesla Class 8 truck keeps growing as UPS Inc. put in an order for 125 electric trucks, the largest order to date that has been made public.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Chief Touts Alaska Role in Asia Trade Route

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

UPS International President Jim Barber told an Anchorage, Alaska, group the right timing for his first trip to Alaska had come for a number of reasons, including the hub’s expanding importance in connecting to China and Asian-Pacific communities.

Naomi Klouda | Alaska Journal of Commerce
December 15, 2017
Business, Logistics

FedEx, UPS Want to Steer Santa’s Packages to the Local Drugstore

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

It’s that time of year again when online shopping surges and package deliveries soar -- along with costs and customer expectations.

Mary Schlangenstein and Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2017