The move comes during a holiday season when retailers are increasingly dependent on delivery companies to move online orders as store traffic plummets during the coronavirus pandemic, a dynamic that has shifted power significantly.
With the coronavirus pandemic keeping droves of Americans out of stores, online shopping is projected to surpass $189B over the next two months, up 33% from 2019.
With the number of coronavirus cases rising in the U.S. and the incoming colder weather keeping people out of stores, there may be even more strain on shipping networks in the coming weeks.
For the holidays, FedEx is hiring 70,000 workers, while UPS is in the throes of hiring more than 100,000 temporary employees
United Parcel Service Inc. is loosening its guidelines on employee appearance, including lifting a longstanding ban on facial hair and allowing natural Black hairstyles like Afros and braids.
UPS U.S. volumes rose nearly 14% driven by demand from small and medium-size firms.
UPS had nearly 500,000 employees at the end of last year, including 87,000 in management positions.
Even after the holidays, UPS anticipates a " large number" of the recently hired employees will move into permanent positions.
Various laws and regulations for the most part prohibit private delivery companies from handling mail-in and absentee ballots
UPS plans to up fees on large shippers during the holiday season as online orders surge during the coronavirus pandemic.
The company’s U.S. domestic service saw average daily volume grow by a record 23 percent to 21.1 million packages per day.
Amazon is rolling out a fleet of bigger trucks similar to those favored by UPS and FedEx after coronavirus fueled delays.
The new fees will start June 8 and apply to large shippers The new fees are meant to offset an influx of COVID-19-linked shipping
UPS has spent billions of dollars in recent years to upgrade its delivery network with more sortation capacity and automated facilities so that it can handle delivery surges, like during the holiday season.
UPS has partnered with CVS to deliver prescriptions to residents of a Florida retirement community starting in May.
Since the outbreak, UPS has been working with companies around the globe to transport critically needed testing kits, personal protection equipment and medical devices.
Amazon is suspending the service because it needs people and capacity to handle a surge in its own customers’ orders.
This UPS humanitarian flight will address a critical shortage of personal protective equipment available in China and includes more than 2 million respirator masks.
UPS announced Wednesday that it has partnered with self-driving car company Waymo and invested in electric car company Arrival.
UPS lost $106 million, or 12 cents a share, in the fourth quarter.