UPS boosts last-mile deliveries instead of paying USPS as earnings rise

United Parcel Service Inc. reported 10% growth in quarterly income, helped by efforts to boost efficiency and lessen its costs delivering online orders to U.S. homes. Residential deliveries, up more than 6% in the quarter, are inherently more costly than shipments to businesses because the packages tend to require more driving and time. UPS has […]

Senator McCaskill questions if USPS is undercharging competitors for “Last Mile” delivery

Thursday, April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today questioned the U.S. Postal Service’s pricing for its “last mile” of delivery in rural areas, and why she believes it may be losing money by under-charging competitors such as UPS and Fedex to carry mail to those areas. “I have been on a harangue […]

FedEx Is Again USPS’s Top Supplier For Thirteenth Straight Year at $1.4 Billion

Top U.S. Postal Service Contractors for FY 2015 Husch Blackwell Sanders’ Government Contracts Practice Group today released its list of the top 10 U.S. Postal Service suppliers for fiscal year 2015, compiled from information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. David P. Hendel, a partner in the firm whose practice focuses on postal contracting […]

UPS Invests in same-day delivery company to Boost Last-Mile Capability

Palo Alto, CA—Feb. 24, 2016—Same-day delivery startup Deliv Inc. is getting a funding boost from an unlikely source: United Parcel Service Inc. The company fetches goods from brick-and-mortar retailers to bring them to customers’ homes nearby, one of a crop of such firms hoping to win the day in so-called last-mile delivery, typically the priciest […]

Senator McCaskill questions whether Postal Service is operating efficiently compared to UPS, FedEx

Postal Service in Hot Seat as McCaskill Aims to Protect Rural Delivery for Missourians Senator questions whether Postal Service is operating efficiently compared to UPS, FedEx, has capability for effective rural delivery WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today demanded answers from the U.S. Postal Service on how it will protect mail delivery for rural […]

USPS drops plan to outsource sorting of “Non-Machineable Outside Parcels (NMO) ” To UPS

USPS drops plan to outsource sorting of “Non-Machineable Outside Parcels (NMO) ” To UPS National Level Grievance Settlement Resolves NMO Outsourcing Issue In a memorandum to all Local Presidents, NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian and CAD Manager T.J. Branch disseminated information relative to the NPMHU’s National-level grievance over the possible subcontracting of sorting and processing Non-Machinable […]

Video: UPS, Fedex fuel surcharges earns place on Consumer Reports list of “naughty” companies for Christmas 2015

Fuel prices are plunging, but that hasn’t stopped FedEx and United Parcel Service from charging customers a fuel surcharge. The price of diesel is down 30% from a year ago, but UPS still charges customers a 5.25% fuel surcharge on top of whatever it would cost to ship a package. FedEx’s fuel surcharge is 4.25% […]

FedEx hikes fuel surcharges again

FedEx plans to raise its fuel surcharges for the second time this year, a move that’s rankling some of the company’s business customers, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. The increase, which takes effect Nov. 2, comes amid falling gas prices nationally. FedEx attributes the higher surcharge to heavier packages and a rise in […]

UPS expands fleet of hybrid electric delivery trucks

Purchase Paves the Way for Next Generation Vehicles ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2015 — UPS announced it has purchased 125 new technology hybrid electric delivery trucks, as part of a broader program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with greater range and performance. The new trucks will deliver significant fuel economy equivalency gains – up to four times […]

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Introduces Bill to End Ban on Shipping of Alcohol Through the Mail

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) and 24 original co-sponsors introduced the bipartisan USPS Shipping Equity Act. This bill which would end the Prohibition-era ban on U.S. Postal Service shipping of alcoholic beverages—including beer, wine, distilled spirits, and other alcoholic drinks—to consumers via mail. “Prohibition is history, and this […]