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UPS Warns Freight Customers as Possible Strike Looms

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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
Business

Union Touts Tentative UPS Deal

UPS truck TT File Photo

Negotiations were scheduled to resume between UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters after they reached a tentative five-year labor agreement last month covering 250,000 drivers, loaders, package sorters, dockworkers and operations team members.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 5, 2018
Business, Logistics

UPS, Teamsters Reach Tentative Deal on Five-Year Contract

UPS delivery in NYC (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg)

More than five weeks before its contract with UPS expires Aug. 1, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Atlanta-based shipping giant announced late June 21 tentative agreement on a five-year contract that industry officials say could pave the way for UPS to begin Sunday delivery service.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Invests $130 Million in Natural Gas Vehicles, Infrastructure

UPS truck driver (AP)

UPS Inc. announced an additional $130 million investment in compressed natural gas vehicles, including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks and five more fueling stations — underscoring the company’s role as a major catalyst for wide-scale adoption of natural gas vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Plans Rate Hike for Heavy Freight as E-Commerce Volume Grows

UPS parcels (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. will increase its over-the-maximum limits and the oversize pallet-handling surcharge to $650 from $500 beginning June 4.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 29, 2018

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