UPS had another strong quarter with shipments to homes continuing at a brisk pace, though revenue at home, its biggest market, was a little weaker than some had expected.
United Parcel Service Inc. is exploring a same-day option, a delivery model that has been employed by gig-economy players, as the pandemic has accelerated the shift to e-commerce.
UPS is one of the few companies that benefited from the pandemic as demand for delivery rose as more people stayed home and shopped online.
The aircraft is "suited to more quickly and sustainably transport time-sensitive deliveries."
A former United Postal Service (UPS) driver who spoke to Fox Business said Amazon employees aren't the only ones peeing in water bottles on delivery routes.
The company didn't specify which cities are seeing the greatest impacts as a result of the winter storms that continue to bring freezing rain, snow and subfreezing temperatures to areas of the U.S. from Oregon, the Midwest, southern Plains to the Deep South.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday that it will issue a long-awaited rule to allow for small drones to fly over people and at night, bringing the technology's use for widespread commercial deliveries one step closer to becoming a reality. In addition, the FAA is also requiring remote identification for most drones in order to address security concerns.
Rather than risk having their systems clogged with packages, both FedEx and UPS are holding a harder line by enforcing a preset limit on the daily number of packages they will pick up.
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.