Yep, UPS Has A Lot Of Its Own Logistics To Handle On Holidays, Too – WFPL

This is the peak season for United Parcel Service and its Louisville-based air hub. The logistics giant will deliver more than 700 million packages around the world and is hiring 2,500 workers locally for the bustling holiday season.

Planning for the company’s busiest time of year happens in January — just after the previous peak season. By Labor Day, UPS planners have an idea about what additional flights they’ll need for the holiday season. The company coordinates with air traffic control and the regional airport authority to make sure there are no conflicts for airspace with passenger jets.

eBike To Help Solve Ever-Evolving Demands of Urban Logistics

eBike To Help Solve Ever-Evolving Demands of Urban Logistics  

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced its first eBike in the U.S. This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in  Portland, Ore., on November 21. UPS anticipates this eBike prototype could become a component of its delivery capabilities in some other cities across the country. The deployment of the eBike is part of UPS’s ongoing commitment to reduce carbon emissions as city populations and e-commerce grow, and traffic, noise and air quality challenges continue to rise.

UPS, airline mechanics reach agreement on safety concerns – Louisville Business First

Teamsters Local 2727, which represents airline mechanics at United Parcel Service Inc., has reached an agreement with the company regarding a recent safety complaint.

The union filed a legal complaint in November calling on UPS to halt the use of what it believed to be unsafe lifts used by workers to reach the mechanical components of the aircraft.

As a part of the settlement, UPS agreed to inspect malfunctioning lifts, a news release said. The company will retain a third party to investigate the cause of previous lift failures and will establish an inspection regimen to ensure all 107 of the 19-foot lifts are properly maintained and safe to operate.

Human Rights Campaign Awards UPS Perfect Score On Corporate Equality Index

UPS Named A 2017 Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

UPS (NYSE:UPS) has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, an annual survey that rates U.S. corporations on their non-discrimination policies and practices toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers.

UPS is the only company in the Mail and Freight Delivery category to achieve a perfect score and is recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

UPS Survey: Get More Clicks From High-Tech Shoppers This Holiday Season

High-tech purchasers influenced by reviews and ratings, look to multiple sources and channels to influence purchasing decisions

With high-tech purchases expected to account for a major portion of consumer holiday spending this year, UPS has launched a 2016 UPS How to Click with High-Tech Online Shoppers study to help retailers gain insights into how to win with high-tech shoppers. According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), 68 percent of consumers – roughly 170 million people – plan to purchase technology gifts this holiday season.