UPS Inc.

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

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
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Delivers 1Q Net Income of $1.34 Billion, Up 15% Year-to-Year

UPS truck Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. reported double-digit gains in the first quarter as a result of the strength of its global business as well as economic conditions.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2018

UPS Picks George Willis to Oversee US Package Operations

UPS truck Mike Nagle

UPS Inc. has tapped George Willis as president of U.S. operations, succeeding Myron Gray, who will retire May 1 after a 40-year career at the Atlanta-based parcel carrier.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 18, 2018
Government, Business

UPS Flight Dispatchers Vote to Authorize Strike as Contract Talks Continue

UPS planes at Worldport UPS planes at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Eighty-one unionized UPS Inc. flight dispatchers based at the company’s Louisville, Ky., Worldport hub voted unanimously to authorize their leadership to call a strike as contract talks continue, according to the union and a statement released from UPS on April 9.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 12, 2018

UPS Inc. to Add Holiday-Shipping Surcharge in November, December to Handle E-commerce Shipping

UPS air cargo Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. will institute a holiday-shipping surcharge for residential delivery in much of November and December this year to help deal with the torrent of e-commerce shipping at that time of year.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 21, 2017