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February 16, 2018

Disruption thy Name Is Amazon

Industry observers say a rumored Amazon parcel delivery fleet would disrupt today's P&D business climate. Those analysts are missing the bigger picture. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

February 12, 2018

Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.

February 2, 2018

UPS to Spend $7B to Upgrade Delivery Network

UPS will invest $7 billion over the next three years to upgrade its delivery network, including acquiring fleet vehicles and aircraft, to better manage heavier holiday activity.

February 2, 2018

Details Emerge on Tesla's Planned Electric Truck Charging Network

A report by Reuters indicates Tesla is working with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and UPS to put an electric truck charging network in place ahead of the truck's start of production next year.

February 1, 2018

Earnings Watch: UPS, Daimler Record Big Profits

Two of the biggest names in trucking, one in the shipping business and the other in the manufacturing sector, reported their fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings on Thursday morning and both showed big gains.

January 24, 2018

Teamsters Try to Nix UPS Drones, Self-Driving Vehicles

The Teamsters union is seeking to prevent UPS from using driverless vehicles or drones to deliver packages, the latter of which the parcel delivery company had already performed a number of tests on, reports the Wall Street Journal.

January 12, 2018

Commentary: The E-Commerce Road has its Ups and Downs

Peak e-commerce season is stretching the limits of the nation's freight and package handling capabilities. Commentary by Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

January 2, 2018

Online Retailers Averaged 1 Million Returns in December

UPS is expecting a record 1.4 million returns on Jan. 3 after averaging more than 1 million returns every day before Christmas in December.

December 19, 2017

UPS Orders 125 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

UPS has announced it has reserved 125 Tesla Semis, the new electric Class 8 truck that was recently unveiled by Elon Musk.

November 20, 2017

UPS Inks Another Huge Contract for Renewable Natural Gas Fuel

Package-hauling giant UPS signed an agreement with Big Ox Energy to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas per year. UPS said this is the company’s largest investment in RNG to date.

November 9, 2017

UPS to Convert Diesel Delivery Trucks to Electric

UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) plan to use new technology to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric, UPS has announced.

November 7, 2017

UPS is Latest to Join Blockchain Group

UPS has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, stating that it sees a need to create industry standards and protocols to enable blockchain platforms to operate together with established technologies.

November 2, 2017

UPS to Retrofit Class 8 Trucks with Collision-Mitigation Technology

UPS has announced that it is equipping more than 5,700 of its existing Class 8 tractors with advanced collision mitigation technology that can alert drivers to moving and stationary objects around the vehicle.

October 26, 2017

Earnings Watch: ODFL Earnings Increase Almost 20%, UPS Profit Remains Strong

The mainly less-than-truckload fleet Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has reported its profit rose nearly 20% in the third quarter of the year, due in part to a better overall economy and freight rates.

October 25, 2017

UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year safety record.

October 20, 2017

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now allow all motor carriers — not just UPS — and drivers to make use of two new temporary exemptions from the ELD rule.

September 14, 2017

UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.

August 29, 2017

UPS, FedEx Pledge $1 Million to Harvey Recovery Effort

UPS and FedEx have both pledged $1 million through charitable foundations in support of recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.

August 15, 2017

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

June 27, 2017

UPS Wants to Reduce Emissions by 12% in 8 Years

UPS plans to reduce emissions from global ground operations 12% by 2025 as part of new sustainability goals, the delivery company said in its latest Corporate Sustainability Report.

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