UPS and FedEx try every tech trick to speed up deliveries

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    UPS and FedEx try every tech trick to speed up deliveries - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    UPS has been expanding its use of the technology that it hopes could save 100 million miles a year from the shipping company’s treks around America’s cities and neighborhoods. Big shippers like UPS and FedEx Ground have been embracing tracking data as a way to cope with and grow with the prolonged boom in online shopping, even as they work to give customers more specific options for home delivery.

    “As technology has evolved, so has what we scan,” said Kevin Koken, vice president of the FedEx Ground’s eastern region, which covers the New England and Mid-Atlantic areas. He noted that FedEx developed the first bar code used for shipping purposes in 1985.