UPS today announced its board of directors has adopted amended bylaws that incorporate current best practices and changes in Delaware law, including proxy access, which allows eligible shareowners to include their own director nominees in the company’s proxy materials.

The board adopted proxy access as part of its ongoing commitment to strong corporate governance practices, following thoughtful discussions with shareowners through the Company’s long-standing outreach program. “We engaged with our shareowners and carefully considered their feedback on this important issue,” said David Abney, UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

U.S. delivery companies dig deep to hire holiday season help – Reuters

The tightest U.S. labor market this century is putting pressure on margins for freight haulers and warehouse operators as they bid for hundreds of thousands of workers to move packages during the peak holiday period.

The tightest U.S. labor market this century is putting pressure on margins for freight haulers and warehouse operators as they bid for hundreds of thousands of workers to move packages during the peak holiday period.

UPS is using messaging app Snapchat (SNAP.N) to find workers in competitive markets like Portland, Oregon, and Chicago, UPS global recruitment strategies director Paul Tanguay said.

UPS is also seeking 2,700 rural drivers to deliver packages using their own cars, expanding a 2016 pilot program, Tanguay said.

 

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Amazon? UPS, FedEx Set to Soar – Barrons

Analyst Matt Reustle and his team write that the market is overlooking growing global trade, and the positive impact it will have on air freight and logistics companies, especially FedEx and UPS. While Reustle acknowledges that Amazon is a threat, and margins are a concern, he thinks investors are overly focused on these worries, and not realizing how great a factor the acceleration of international shipping will be.

UPS And Shopify Join Forces To Help Deliver Fast, Guaranteed Shipping To Merchants In Time…

  • Suite of UPS services embedded within Shopify to easily manage shipping in one place
  • Shopify merchants can save significantly with exclusive UPS domestic and international rates
  • Dedicated phone hotline (1-833-BFCM-WIN) to help businesses with their shipping strategy

Just in time for the holiday season, UPS (NYSE: UPS) and Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) (TSX: SHOP), are unveiling a platform integration that make UPS’s premium services available to small businesses. Shopify’s hundreds of thousands of small U.S. businesses will now receive competitive, pre-negotiated domestic and international rates that save on list prices, along with a streamlined shipping and fulfillment solution.