Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

COVID Fundamentally Changed Cold Chain Companies

DHL transporting COVID vaccines Workers load a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines for transport. (DHL)

The coronavirus vaccine rollout required rapid adjustment by cold chain companies that continues to influence technologies and operations more than a year later.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 7, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Transportation Stakeholders Focus on Potential Legislative Changes

Panelists speak during Coyote Logistics Digital Summit Panelist Tom Jensen of UPS Inc. (left), moderator Jack Gerstner of Coyote Logistics (right) and panelist Tom Madrecki of Consumer Brands Association speak during the Coyote Logistics Digital Summit. (Coyote Logistics)

Federal lawmakers are working on numerous regulatory and legislative changes that could impact transportation, experts highlighted Sept. 29 at the Coyote Logistics Digital Summit.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2021
Business, Top 100, TCA

UPS Launches Rewards Program for Access Point Use

UPS UPS workers sort through packages. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

UPS is launching a holiday rewards program to encourage customers to pick up packages at alternate locations through its Access Point network, which include Michaels stores, UPS Stores and local businesses like delis, dry cleaners and flower shops.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 7, 2019
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, 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.

November 6, 2017