UPS Inc

Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Strive to Automate Loading and Unloading Trucks

UPS Amazon boxes being loaded manually into a UPS delivery truck. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

As FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from Amazon.com, they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Government, Business

FedEx Downplays US-China Trade Spat’s Impact on Its Business

A FedEx Express truck makes deliveries Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News

DALLAS — Shortly before the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against Chinese goods, FedEx Corp. leaders tried to assure investors Sept. 17 that a widening trade war will have little direct effect on the company.

David Koenig | Associated Press
September 18, 2018
Government, Business

Parcel Giants, Logistics Companies Announce Hiring Plans Ahead of Holiday Season

FedEx distribution center on Cyber Monday Packages move along conveyor belts as employees work at the FedEx Corp. shipping center in Chicago on Cyber Monday in 2017. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

Several of the shipping industry’s largest entities have unveiled their plans for holiday season hires. The temporary employees will help support an anticipated increase in packages beginning in November and continuing through January.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Reports Steady 2Q Income, Revenue

UPS tractor-trailer Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

UPS Inc. reported solid second-quarter growth in revenue and profits despite charges taken for its voluntary retirement plan and efforts to upgrade the firm.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Hiring Thousands of Workers for Massive Hub on Atlanta’s West Side

Sorting at a UPS hub Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. has started hiring thousands of workers for a massive Southeast ground hub to open on the west side of Atlanta, one of the largest developments in the area in years.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 12, 2018
Business, Technology

UPS Seeks Driver ‘Flexibility’ in Contract Talks With Teamsters

An experimental UPS drone The union's demands included a ban on drones and autonomous vehicles to deliver packages. (UPS Inc.)

Contract negotiations between UPS Inc. and the Teamsters Union began in January with the union and the package delivery firm taking a measured approach to reaching a deal before the July 31 deadline.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2018
Business, Logistics

UPS to Open Distribution Center in Colorado by Christmas

UPS distribution center CNBC via YouTube

UPS Inc. signed a 10-year lease to open its first distribution center in Aurora, Colo., a 360,000-square-foot building due to open before Christmas.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

UPS Revenues Rise, but Profits Flat in Third Quarter

UPS logo Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. profits essentially were flat year-over-year in the third quarter, ticking down about 0.5% or $6 million as the parcel giant also announced a 4.9% rate increase effective Dec. 24 to match other less-than-truckload carriers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Grants UPS Several ELD Exemptions

PeopleNet ELD MCS Freight via YouTube

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will grant UPS Inc. temporary exemption from parts of the upcoming electronic logging device mandate, according to a document scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Oct. 20.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017
Business

UPS Global 2Q Revenue Rises 7.7%; Net Income Jumps 9.1%

UPS Worldport sorting John Sommers II for Transport Topics

UPS Inc. generated 7.7% more global revenue during the second quarter and improved net income by 9.1% year-over-year based on “balanced performance across all segments."

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 27, 2017

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