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May 2, 2017

UPS to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck in California

UPS will begin using a medium-duty delivery truck that uses gaseous hydrogen to power an electric battery and motor in Sacramento, California, with an eye toward expanding use of the alternative fuel after a successful test.

April 27, 2017

Earnings Watch: Old Dominion, UPS Show First Quarter Improvements

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. reported better profit and revenue in the first quarter of the year while UPS Inc. reported earnings showing growth across its business segments

March 15, 2017

UPS Invests More Than $90M In Natural Gas

UPS said it will invest more than $90 million in natural gas facilities and vehicles, including fueling stations, compressed natural gas trucks and liquefied natural gas vehicles.

February 22, 2017

UPS Team Tackles Complex Cross-Border Logistics

In 2014, UPS established a center of excellence for U.S.-Mexico trade. A team of experts evaluated and improved offerings, focusing on shippers’ needs. Then early last year, UPS announced it had strengthened those cross-border services.

February 22, 2017

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

January 31, 2017

Earnings Watch: UPS Reports Loss, Paccar Earnings Fall

Despite increased revenue and freight volume, parcel delivery and trucking company UPS Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss in the fourth quarter of 2016.

January 4, 2017

UPS Braces for Biggest Return Day of the Year

With the holiday season now finished, UPS is bracing for National Returns Day on Jan. 5, when return packages sent back to retailers are projected to hit their peak.

November 1, 2016

FinditParts Offers 2-Day Shipping for Most Commonly Ordered Parts

FinditParts has launched an expedited shipping program that guarantees second-day delivery on select parts called FinditParts Express.

October 27, 2016

Earnings Watch: UPS, ODFL Rise; Knight, P.A.M., Hub, Echo Fall

At a time when many trucking companies are reporting lower third quarter profits, two report slight gains – but they remain the exception rather than the rule.

October 11, 2016

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

September 27, 2016

UPS Drone Delivers Medicine to Remote Location in Test

UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass., to Children’s Island using a drone delivery system it is testing with CyPhy Works.

September 20, 2016

Another Carrier Lowers Expectations, Three LTLs Hiking Rates

Forward Air Corp. has become the latest trucking operation to lower expectations ahead of releasing its next earnings report.

September 15, 2016

Alternative Fuels in the Age of Cheap Oil

The slide in the price of diesel fuel over the past two years has complicated the decision to switch to alternative fuels for many fleets. But is cheap oil even the real issue?

September 15, 2016

UPS Awarded DOE Funding for Emissions, Electric Vehicle Research

UPS has been awarded two Department of Energy grants that will enable the company to conduct research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks.

August 2, 2016

UPS Reaches Alternative Fuels Goal a Year Early

UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.

July 29, 2016

Earnings Watch: UPS, YRC, Saia, ArcBest, Universal

The week wrapped up with more fleets reporting their second-quarter earnings. Like many that have already advised, profits for three were lower, while the largest trucking company in the nation and another a few years ago that was on the brink of extinction showed improvements.

July 13, 2016

ATA Chairman Receives 17th Halladay Award

Pat Thomas, current American Trucking Associations chairman and senior vice president for state government affairs at UPS, has been named the 17th recipient of the J.R. “Bob” Halladay Award.

June 30, 2016

Fuel Economy at Any Size

UPS has 90,000 trucks, tractors and package cars around the world is known for its push to adopt alternative fuels and powertrains, which run “green miles.” But the greenest miles are the ones you never run, says the giant parcel carrier.

June 20, 2016

Commentary: Electric on the Cheap?

With a new twist engineered by giant United Parcel Service and the tiny Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group, once a Navistar property, the electric hybrid is looking better than it has in quite some time.

May 13, 2016

ATRI Taps UPS Freight’s McArdle for Board Seat

The American Transportation Research Institute has appointed UPS Freight President Rich McArdle to the board of the nonprofit research organization.

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