Business, Logistics

UPS Reaps the Reward of Price Increases

UPS Truck Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. is finally figuring out how to make money from the surge in online shopping.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
July 27, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Cargo Activity at Illinois Airport Jumps 39% as UPS, Amazon Flights Increase

Amazon Plane Chicago Rockford International Airport

More jobs and cash have landed at Chicago Rockford International Airport, where cargo volume is up nearly 40% for the first six months of the year compared with the first half of 2016.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
July 26, 2017
Business, TCA

Hundreds Pay Tribute to Slain UPS Drivers at San Francisco Memorial

UPS memorial KGO-TV

The son of one of the UPS drivers who was killed in last month’s shooting at a San Francisco distribution center said he still feels like he’s in a dream sometimes and he’ll wake up and see his dad.

Wendy Lee | San Francisco Chronicle
July 11, 2017

Amazon, UPS Announce Plans for Salt Lake City Distribution Centers

Amazon Inc. and UPS Inc. are expanding their footprints with distribution centers in Salt Lake City.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2017
Business, Safety, TCA

UPS Drivers Reluctant to Return to Site of San Francisco Shooting Rampage

Stephen Lam/Reuters

The trauma from a mass shooting at a United Parcel Service distribution center has made going back to work almost unimaginable for many of the nearly 40 workers who witnessed the June 14 massacre.

Evan Sernoffsky | San Francisco Chronicle
July 5, 2017

UPS to Freeze Pension Plans for Nonunion Employees

John Sommers/Transport Topics

UPS Inc. will freeze its pension program for 70,000 nonunion employees in five years and replace it with 401(k) accounts, the nation’s largest package delivery company announced June 27. UPS, which said the move is a reaction to rising pension deficit, joins other large corporations that have phased out traditional retirement plans.

Roger Yu | USA Today
June 29, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Online Sales Surge Benefits Truck Freight, Experts Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

While it’s no secret that more and more people are shopping online, less obvious is understanding consumers’ buying habits and patterns — which has great relevance for the trucking industry.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

UPS to Charge More During Black Friday, Christmas Delivery Surge

UPS Delivery Charges John Sommers II for Transport Topics

UPS Inc. will place its first holiday-season surcharges on U.S. packages, as the world’s largest package-delivery company seeks to defray a surge in year-end costs.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2017

Community Shows Outpouring of Support for Three Slain UPS Drivers

Shocked UPS drivers gather after shooting rampage Stephen Lam/Reuters

San Francisco showed an outpouring of support for the three UPS drivers killed June 14 by a fellow driver.

June 16, 2017

UPS Plans $260 Million Central Indiana Hub

John Sommers II for TT

UPS Inc. is planning a massive expansion in Plainfield, Ind., to keep pace with surging growth in e-commerce.

James Briggs | The Indianapolis Star
June 13, 2017