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UPS hits the gas on greener delivery truck fleet

09 Oct 2019

LOS ANGELES Starting next year, there will be a lot more "green" in those brown UPS delivery trucks.

Big drone on campus: UPS gets U.S. government okay for drone airline

01 Oct 2019

LOS ANGELES United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday said it won the U.S. government's first full approval to operate a drone airline, which gave it a lead in the nascent U.S. drone delivery business over rivals Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc.

Big drone on campus: UPS gets U.S. government okay for drone airline

01 Oct 2019

LOS ANGELES, Oct 1 United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday said it won the U.S. government's first full approval to operate a drone airline, which gave it a lead in the nascent U.S. drone delivery business over rivals Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc.

Factbox: California's gig worker law could sting 'last mile' delivery

20 Sep 2019

A new California law designed to limit the use of "gig" workers threatens to drive up labor costs for companies that rely on inexpensive freelance drivers to make fast deliveries of everything from restaurant meals to household goods.

FedEx, smarting from Amazon breakup and trade war, warns on profit

18 Sep 2019

FedEx Corp warned on Tuesday that full-year earnings would miss analysts' estimates, as the U.S.-China trade war exacerbates a global economic cooling and the company manages fallout from its split with customer-turned-competitor Amazon.com Inc .

Higher fuel prices may steal holiday cheer from U.S. retailers

17 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. retailers already reeling from the U.S.-China trade war and an uncertain economic picture now have something else to fret about this holiday season - higher fuel prices.

California truckers brace for new 'gig worker' rules

11 Sep 2019

LOS ANGELES California trucking companies that haul everything from summer strawberries to cars and Christmas toys say they are under threat from a bill that could turn so-called gig workers into employees.

California Senate passes bill to tighten "gig" worker rule

11 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 10 The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

UPS holiday hiring unchanged from last year amid retail job slump

09 Sep 2019

LOS ANGELES, Sept 9 United Parcel Service Inc plans to hire 100,000 holiday workers, the same number as last year, as a continued shedding of retail jobs hints at a softening in the U.S. consumer economy heading into the all-important Christmas shopping season.

Answering Trump, UPS, FedEx and USPS say they already fight illegal drug shipments

23 Aug 2019

FedEx Corp , United Parcel Service Inc and the U.S. Postal Service said on Friday they are already working to stop traffickers from using their services after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered delivery firms to refuse packages of the powerful painkiller fentanyl from China.

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