UPS driver charged with deadly crash Halloween night in Burke County – WSOCTV

A UPS driver has been charged in connection with a deadly crash that happened Halloween night in Burke County, North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

United Parcel Service a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock With 3.1% Yield – Forbes

United Parcel Service has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average ”DividendRank” statistics including a strong 3.1% yield, as well as being recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially responsible investment, through analysis of social and environmental criteria. Environmental criteria include considerations like the environmental impact of the company’s products and services, as well as the company’s efficiency in terms of its use of energy and resources. Social criteria include elements such as human rights, child labor, corporate diversity, and the company’s impact on society — for instance, taken into consideration would be business activities tied to weapons, gambling, tobacco, and alcohol.

UPS enters flat-rate pricing battle with FedEx, USPS – Atlanta Business Chronicle

UPS has entered the flat-rate pricing battle with the United States Postal Service and FedEx.

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) debuted a new “predictable flat rate shipping option” dubbed UPS Simple Rate, that gives small- and medium-sized business customers a national flat rate that cuts the limitations of its rivals.

The new service lets small businesses ship by second- or third-day air or ground services to anywhere in the U.S. for a flat rate — split into five tiered sizes. Customers don’t need to enter package weight and, unlike rival FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), doesn’t involve shipping zones and allows customers to use their own boxes.

City approves $31 million UPS conveyor system –

The Southside package distribution center could open by the 2020 holidays.

The city approved a permit Monday for Material Handling Systems Inc. to install an almost $30.7 million conveyor system at the United Parcel Service Inc. distribution center under development in South Jacksonville.

The project is a significant step toward the package delivery company’s intention to open a $50 million Southside distribution center by the holidays of 2020.