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Business, Equipment, Top 100

Paccar Reaches Milestone With MX Engine

UPS T680 Paccar

Paccar Inc.’s engine plant in Columbus, Miss., reached a milestone recently by producing its 200,000th MX engine for the North American market.

March 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS, Startup Begin First Regular Drone Deliveries in US

UPS An M2 delivery drone, manufactured by Matternet Inc. (Stefan Wermuth.Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and a startup drone partner began the first continuing commercial drone deliveries in the United States, making a short flight carrying a medical sample between North Carolina hospitals March 26.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019
Business, Logistics

New Houston Facility Creates 575 Jobs, Boosts Automated Sorting, UPS Says

UPS Inc.’s new package delivery facility in northwest Houston’s Willowbrook area has created 575 new full- and part-time jobs, according to a company news release.

January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Parcel Lockers, EVs Combine for Energy Savings in Final Mile, Researcher Says

WASHINGTON — Electric trucks and vans show great promise for energy savings in making suburban deliveries for companies such as UPS Inc., according to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist who presented her findings to a forum at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

UPS Warns Freight Customers as Possible Strike Looms

UPS Inc. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

UPS Inc. is advising its freight customers to explore alternative shipping plans as the threat of a strike by workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters looms should members reject the company’s latest contract offer.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

UPS, Walmart Find Electric Vehicles Offer Benefits, Opportunities

UPS electric vehicle A UPS electric vehicle. (UPS Inc.)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Representatives from UPS Inc. and Walmart Inc., two of the country’s largest fleets, said electric vehicles can provide environmental, economic and community benefits, which make efforts to work through challenges surrounding duty cycle, charging infrastructure and cost worthwhile.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS, Seattle to Launch eBike Downtown Delivery Program

UPS eBike in Seattle UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Oct. 25 the parcel delivery company will begin a pilot project aimed at reducing congestion downtown and addressing air quality concerns. Delivery drivers will use electric pedal-assist cargo bicycles with a customized modular trailer attached to the back of the bike.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 25, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Revenue Growth, Higher Profits in 3Q

UPS building and truck Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

UPS Inc. reported strong revenue growth and higher profits in the third quarter, despite international headwinds from currency valuations, rising fuel costs and ongoing investment in transformation initiatives.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

UPS’ New Automated Sorting Facility in Atlanta Is Up and Running

UPS camera sorter Each package zooms through a tunnel with multiple cameras that scan a bar code on each side of the box. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — UPS Inc. is looking to the future with its new Southeast Metro Automated Routing Terminal. About the size of 19 football fields, the automated facility can be expanded to increase the 1,700 packages a minute it is able to process now.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 18, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS Announces Hiring Blitz for Holiday Shipping Season

UPS driver and truck UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. plans to hire as many as 40,000 seasonal employees nationwide when it holds a one-day hiring blitz, the package delivery giant announced Oct. 15. UPS will hold 170 job fairs Oct. 19 and hire employees on the spot.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 15, 2018

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