USPS changes parcel pricing strategy; shipper impact unclear – Freightwaves

On June 23, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) implements a pricing change that subjects more parcels to rates pegged to their dimensions instead of their actual weight. What impact, if any, this has on the USPS shipper universe won’t be known for months.

Under the new policy, USPS will, for the first time, price parcels which measure more than 1 cubic feet – or 1,728 cubic inches in multiplied length, width and girth – and which move less than 600 miles by the higher of either its “dimensional” or actual weight. Currently, all parcels moving less than 600 miles are exempt from dimensional pricing. Also on June 23, each parcel measuring more than 1 cubic foot and moving more than 601 miles will be priced using a new “divisor” that calculates dimensional pricing, better known in the industry as “DIM.” The divisor will be reduced to 166 from 194.

USPS will not apply dimensional on any parcels measuring less than 1 cubic foot.

Novato UPS driver robbed while delivering cellphones – Marin Independent Journal

Novato police are trying to identify a group of men who robbed a UPS driver delivering electronics to a Verizon store.

The driver, who was not injured, did not see any weapons. The stolen merchandise was valued at about $13,000, said Novato police Sgt. Trevor Hall.
Police did not have detailed descriptions of the robbers. The driver also was unable to provide license plate numbers because the vehicles had temporary dealership plates.

UPS driver cited for crash that left packages scattered across woods – Boston 25

A tree limb ripped the roof off a UPS truck that crashed into the woods in West Tisbury, Police Sergeant Garrison Vieira told Boston 25 News.

Vieira said the truck was heading north on Old Country Road just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when the driver crossed to the opposite side of the road and barreled into the woods.

The driver of the truck has been identified as 35-year-old Dennis Cleary.

UPS Brings Commitment And Support To Pride Month

Commitments, grants, business empowerment and hands-on support among Pride Month and Diversity and Inclusion Activities.

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is continuing its support for the LGBTQ community, and UPS employees are volunteering their own time in more than a dozen pride celebrations. The company is also extending its global commitment to diversity and inclusion by confirming support for two new initiatives and continuing to drive progress through business and community efforts.

UPS’s support of the United Nations Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business demonstrates the organization’s alignment with the global standards designed to advance equality within corporations and across value chains. The areas addressed by the Standards include: Respect Human Rights, Eliminate Discrimination, Provide Support, Prevent Other Human Rights Violations, and Act in the Public Sphere.