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Ho, ho, ho! UPS driver faces the challenge of getting toys to stores on time with heart and gusto – Macomb Daily

He’s a link in Santa’s global supply chain

Nick Walny of Clinton Township has always found his work as a UPS truck driver rewarding but never more than in the last two years.

When everything was locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions he was among the drivers who ventured outside of his home to deliver medicine to patients who were unable to leave theirs — and when the vaccines became available – it was UPS drivers who were given the responsibility of delivering the precious cargo to hospitals, urgent cares and doctor’s offices.

Now it’s Santa Claus who is counting on Nick.

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Behind-the-scenes look inside Houston’s only UPS automatic sorting facility as holiday shopping ramps up – Click 2 Houston

Second to Black Friday, Cyber Monday is the busiest online shopping day.

Millions of people will be shopping online for the best deals on items. This means the shipping supply chain, will be busy including UPS’ Willowbrook facility on Houston’s Northwest side.

“These packages are picked up all over the country. They are unloaded from a trailer, sorted at our facility, loaded on a package car for the end customer delivery. Ninety percent of our package flow will go through our automated facilities by the end of the year,” explained Derek Wood, UPS Operations Manager. “Right now we are projected to be about 5 to 10 percent higher than last year.”

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Amazon poised to pass UPS and FedEx to become largest U.S. delivery service by early 2022, exec says – MSN

Dave Clark, CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business, said Monday that the company is poised to become the largest U.S. package delivery service by early 2022, overtaking longstanding shipping rivals UPS and FedEx.

“We expect we will be one of the largest carriers in the world by the end of this year,” Clark told CNBC’s Becky Quick in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “I think we’ll probably be the largest package delivery carrier in the U.S. by the time we get to the end of the year, if not in early ’22.”

Amazon has been steadily building up vast logistics and fulfillment operations since a 2013 holiday fiasco left its packages stranded in the hands of outside carriers.

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Union Labor Helped UPS. Now It Could Hurt. What to Buy Instead. – Barron’s

Stock in United Parcel Service caught a downgrade on Monday. The shipping giant has done a good job managing wages being pushed up by inflation—maybe too good. Now, the benefits from its better cost structure are reflected in its stock price and better returns can be found elsewhere.

Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra downgraded his rating in UPS (ticker: UPS) stock to Hold From Buy. His target price moved to $221 from $253. His preferred choice: FedEx (FDX).

Mehrotra’s downgrade has a lot to do with just how well UPS stock has performed since March 2020, when he rated shares Buy. Since then, the stock is up about 130%; FedEx stock has gained about 70% over the same span. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are up 49% and 31%, respectively.

Today, the analyst still has a Buy rating for FedEx—and raised his price target to $299 from $280 on Monday.

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Why adding delivery drivers to your holiday shopping list is a sweet idea: ‘You feel appreciated and loved’ – Yahoo

Leaving out treats for Santa is a holiday tradition, but what about snacks for Santa’s helpers?

Not the elves at the North Pole, but delivery drivers from places like Amazon, FedEx and UberEats who make our holidays run smoothly by working hard to deliver the things we need to make holiday magic happen.

Each holiday season, we see Pinterest-worthy pictures of overflowing snack baskets set out for delivery drivers and catch headlines showing viral doorbell videos of drivers’ reactions to treats left along their delivery routes. When I first saw these sweet ideas, I knew I wanted to leave out snacks for the drivers making rounds in my neighborhood.

Jenny Rosado, a delivery driver for United Parcel Service (UPS) in Stratford, Conn. has worked for the company for 30 years.

“You feel appreciated and loved,” Rosado tells Yahoo Life of customers’ kind gestures. “You know that they appreciate what you do for them.”