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UPS Just Scored a Huge Postal Service Deal

Company will replace FedEX as USPS' main air cargo provider

(Newser) - UPS will become the primary air cargo provider for the United States Postal Service. The Atlanta shipping company said Monday that it had received an air cargo contract from the US Postal Service that significantly expands an existing partnership between the two, the AP reports. UPS will move the majority...

Report: Amazon Is Now the Biggest US Delivery Business

'WSJ' reports online giant has moved ahead of UPS, FedEx

(Newser) - Almost a decade after its efforts to build its own delivery network were mocked by rivals FedEx and UPS, Amazon has surpassed them both to become America's biggest delivery business, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal, citing "internal Amazon data and people familiar with the matter,...

How Badly Do Regional Carriers Need Pilots? This Badly

American subsidiary PSA Airlines is trying to woo pilots with $250K bonus package

(Newser) - PSA Airlines is an American Airlines-owned regional carrier, and it's in need of captains—badly enough that it's trying to woo FedEx and UPS pilots by offering bonuses that add up to $250,000. FedEx, for its part, is actually encouraging its pilots to consider the offer. FlightGlobal...

US Businesses Are Bracing for a UPS Strike
UPS, Teamsters Reach
Deal to Avert Major Strike

UPS, Teamsters Reach Deal to Avert Major Strike

Impasse threatened to throw a wrench into the economy

(Newser) - It looks like there won't be a potentially devastating UPS strike after all. The company and the Teamsters union agreed to a five-year labor contract on Tuesday, reports the Wall Street Journal . The deal includes pay raises for all UPS workers, including part-timers, and the installation of air-conditioning in...

Warrant: FedEx Driver Panicked After Hitting Girl

The delivery was a Christmas gift for Athena Strand, mother says

(Newser) - A delivery driver charged in the slaying of a 7-year-old Texas girl told investigators that she wasn't seriously hurt when he struck her accidentally with his van, but that he panicked and killed her, according to an arrest warrant. Tanner Lynn Horner said that he put Athena Strand in...

She Vanished From Her Home. A FedEx Driver Has Been Arrested

Tanner Lynn Horner is accused of abducting Athena Strand, 7, from her Texas home, killing her

(Newser) - After an intense search for a missing girl involving the FBI, the US Marshals Service, the Texas Rangers Division, and the state's Department of Family and Protective Services, grim news out of North Texas. At a Friday night press conference , Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin announced that the body...

DA: FedEx Worker Killed Driving Instructor After Failing Evaluation

Philadelphia man 'decided to retaliate in the worst way possible'

(Newser) - A Philadelphia man who was denied a promotion at FedEx "decided to retaliate in the worst way possible," prosecutors say. Keith Lamont Blount, 59, is accused of murdering a FedEx driving instructor who made the decision not to promote him to driver, Fox reports. Prosecutors say Blount ambushed...

Contractors Threaten FedEx Holiday Delivery
FedEx Faces
Threat to Delivery

FedEx Faces Threat to Delivery

Many contractors say they're losing money on the deal as costs rise

(Newser) - Business has been good for FedEx Ground, whose revenue has climbed more than 60% from pre-pandemic levels. Many of the contractors who ensure packages reach consumers' doors are less happy with the situation: Up to 30% of them are losing money because of the rising cost of trucks, fuel, and...

50 Years Later, Fred Smith Is Leaving as FedEx CEO
His Little 1973 Startup
Has Done OK

His Little 1973 Startup Has Done OK

Fred Smith stepping down as CEO of FedEx

(Newser) - FedEx Corp. said Monday that Fred Smith will step down on June 1 as CEO of the package-delivery company he started a half-century ago, per the AP . Smith, 77, launched FedEx in 1973, delivering small parcels and documents more quickly than the post office could. Over the decades, he oversaw...

Black FedEx Driver: White Father and Son Shot at Me

D'Monterrio Gibson says Brandon and Gregory Chase fired at his delivery van, chased him out of Mississippi town

(Newser) - A white father and son are facing criminal charges in Mississippi, accused of shooting at a Black FedEx driver last month while he was working. D'Monterrio Gibson, 24, tells CNN that on the evening of Jan. 24, he was delivering FedEx packages out of a Hertz rental van, complete...

Carli Lloyd's FedEx Driver Slam Lands Poorly

Soccer legend wasn't happy with FedEx driver's package placement

(Newser) - Former soccer player Carli Lloyd's Twitter critique of a delivery driver didn't go how she probably thought it would, and now she might be saying goodbye to the social network entirely. Lloyd, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, tweeted a photo of packages sitting on her steps in the...

Hundreds of FedEx Packages Discovered in Woods
New Clues in FedEx
'Debacle' in Alabama

New Clues in FedEx 'Debacle' in Alabama

Blount County Sheriff's Office says a driver dumped packages in ravine 'at least 6 times'

(Newser) - Update: Looks like they have the who—now they just need the why. On Monday, the Blount County Sheriff's Office in Alabama revealed it had identified and questioned the FedEx driver who'd dumped hundreds of packages in a ravine outside Hayden. The unnamed driver had ditched packages at...

FedEx Has to Reroute 600K Packages a Day

It's all because of a labor shortage

(Newser) - FedEx is rerouting 600,000 packages a day, resulting in longer delivery times, because of a labor shortage that could stretch into the holiday season. About 6% of the average daily volume of packages is being rerouted across the FedEx Ground network, President and COO Raj Subramaniam told investors during...

Family of Indianapolis FedEx Shooter Issues Apology
FedEx Shooter's Family
Speaks Out

FedEx Shooter's Family Speaks Out

Brandon Hole's family says they tried getting the 19-year-old the 'help he needed'

(Newser) - The family of the shooter who went on a rampage at an Indianapolis FedEx facility has spoken out. Per USA Today , Brandon Hole's family issued a brief statement Saturday and declined all media interviews. “We are devastated at the loss of life caused as a result of Brandon’...

FBI: Mother Warned Police About FedEx Shooter
FBI: Mother Warned Police
About FedEx Shooter
the rundown

FBI: Mother Warned Police About FedEx Shooter

She feared Brandon Scott Hole, 19, would commit 'suicide by cop'

(Newser) - Police in Indianapolis say they are still trying to figure out a motive in the shooting at a FedEx warehouse that left eight victims dead. Authorities have identified the gunman, who police say killed himself at the scene, as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indianapolis. As it turns out, he...

FedEx Phone Policy Causes Frustration After Shooting
Indianapolis Shooter
ID'd as a 19-Year-Old

Indianapolis Shooter ID'd as a 19-Year-Old

But police don't speculate about motive of Brandon Scott Hole in attack that killed 8

(Newser) - In Indianapolis, more questions than answers were in play Friday after the mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that left eight victims dead and at least five others injured. The shooter also is dead, apparently by suicide. Coverage:
  • Victims: Eight people were shot to death, four inside and four outside

Walmart Says It Has 'Incredibly Convenient' New Return Option

FedEx will take away unwanted items bought online

(Newser) - Walmart says it has worked with FedEx to create an "incredibly convenient" option for people who would prefer not to visit busy stores to return items in the middle of an intensifying pandemic. In a blog post , Walmart exec Linne Fulcher says customers can now return items bought online...

Amid COVID and the Holidays, a 'Profound' Move by 'Fierce Rivals'

UPS, FedEx are teaming up for a COVID vaccine 'shipathon' during holiday shopping season

(Newser) - With people hunkered down at home during the pandemic and doing even more of their holiday shopping than usual online, delivery companies like UPS and FedEx are already facing unprecedented shipping demands over the next few weeks. Now, what Axios calls another "heavy lift" has been added to that...

FedEx Driver: I Was Fired After Video of Customer Dust-Up

Antonio Braswell says customer threatened to 'whoop [our] black a--es' after package delivery

(Newser) - A black FedEx delivery driver in Georgia says he and a co-worker were fired after filming a confrontation with a customer and putting it online, NBC News reports. The video posted by a man IDed by Business Insider as Antonio Braswell doesn't show what happened initially in the Tuesday...

He Left His Room for 3 Hours. He Got 4 Weeks in Jail

Singapore jails US pilot for breaching quarantine

(Newser) - An American FedEx pilot has become the first foreigner jailed for breaching Singapore's strict quarantine regulations. Alaska resident Brian Yeargan, 44, and two co-pilots were told to spend 14 days isolated in an airport hotel before entering the city after arriving from Australia on April 3. They had planned...

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