Business, Logistics

UPS to Open Kansas Package Facility, Hire More Than 2,100 Locally

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UPS will open a new package-handling facility in Edgerton, Kan., in November and will hire more than 2,100 seasonal and permanent workers in the area, the company announced Sept. 20.

Matt Campbell | The Kansas City Star
September 22, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Kentucky Town May Ban Commercial Delivery on Golf Carts

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Daviess County, Ky., Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he will introduce an ordinance to Fiscal Court next month that would prohibit the commercial use of golf carts or other low-speed utility vehicles for delivering packages or mail.

September 22, 2017
Business, Logistics

UPS Hiring 95,000 Seasonal Workers to Keep Up With Holiday Surge

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UPS Inc. expects to hire 95,000 temporary workers this year to help it with the annual holiday surge, when daily shipments rise by more than half.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017

O’Brien Fired as Top Teamsters Negotiator in UPS Contract Talks

UPS driver delivers packages David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Teamsters President James Hoffa has fired Sean O’Brien as the top negotiator on behalf of UPS Inc. and its UPS Freight employees after only six months, prompting the ousted director to write a blistering rebuke to the union leader.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017

UPS Makes Dow Jones’ Sustainability World Index For Fifth Year

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the fifth year and to the North America segment for the 13th straight year, the Atlanta-based parcel carrier said Sept. 7.

September 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

UPS Foundation to Test Drones for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief in Texas


The UPS Foundation said it is partnering with drone manufacturer CyPhy Works and the American Red Cross to test using a drone to identify areas with the most flood damage in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 8, 2017
Business, Technology

UPS Will Use VR Headsets for Training

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UPS Inc. announced Aug. 15 that it will incorporate virtual reality headsets into lessons for student delivery drivers this September.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2017
Business, Technology

UPS Returns Manager Tool Launches in US

UPS driver delivers packages David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

UPS announced that it will offer UPS Returns Manager, a free online tool that allows e-commerce merchants to customize return shipments.

August 14, 2017

UPS Commemorates 110th Anniversary

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UPS Inc. celebrated its 110-year anniversary Aug. 2 in Seattle’s Waterfall Garden Park, a bit ahead of the actual day, and the city honored the parcel delivery service by declaring Aug. 28 “UPS Day."

Transport Topics
August 7, 2017
Business, Logistics

FedEx Will Shun Most Home Holiday Fees, Unlike UPS

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FedEx Corp. will forgo most holiday surcharges on home deliveries this year, drawing a contrast with plans for stepped-up fees at UPS Inc. amid a surge in online shopping.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2017