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UPS adds peak delivery surcharge to manage e-commerce demand amid coronavirus – Fox Business

UPS typically imposes extra fees on merchants during the busy Christmas shopping season

United Parcel Service Inc. is adding “peak” surcharges for companies that have been inundating its delivery network with too many packages and oversize items during the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented move to manage a summer flood of shipments and higher costs.

UPS typically imposes extra fees on merchants during the busy Christmas shopping season, but — for the first time in the e-commerce era — will add such surcharges starting May 31. The fees would apply to large online sellers like Amazon.com Inc. as well as traditional retailers like Target Corp. and Best Buy Co. that have shifted heavily to e-commerce as many stores have closed temporarily.

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UPS Has 72 Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus at German Hub – MSN

A United Parcel Service Inc. facility in German had 72 workers test positive for the new coronavirus as the country ramps up reopening activities.

Local authorities plan to retest another 55 workers at the distribution center in Langenhagen who had tested negative.

UPS has been working with officials in the Hanover suburb to contain the outbreak, the company said by email Thursday. Local authorities said the cases were linked to others at a day-care center and school in Hanover. Delivery drivers haven’t been affected, the Atlanta-based company said.

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Community in Focus: Downtown Helena’s beloved UPS driver calls it a career after 29 years – Independent Record

United Parcel Service driver Dave Burningham has become a staple of Helena’s downtown community while delivering packages to many of the businesses. On Friday, Burningham plans to make his final delivery before retiring after 29 years with the shipping giant.

Burningham was 32 years old when he started his career sorting boxes in 1990. He went from working part-time sorting packages to delivering them to some of Helena’s favorite downtown businesses.

Burningham first moved to Helena in 1980 to open a children’s clothing store called Kids Stop in the Placer Building of the walking mall, which he managed for 10 years.

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E-commerce drives multipronged expansion at UPS Airlines – Freightwaves

Air hub is responsible for making Louisville the fourth-largest cargo airport in the world

UPS Airlines is expanding in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic that is forcing passenger airlines to shrink fleets and permanently downsize in line with expectations for weak travel demand in the coming years.

The UPS fleet has been busy flying charter flights for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other customers ordering desperately needed medical supplies for the COVID-19 response in the U.S. and other countries. But the real driver of extra business and aircraft investment is e-commerce and customers seeking express shipping – factors that were rising in importance well before the pandemic.

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Families, friends deliver tribute to UPS drivers in Auburn – Sun Journal

UPS management wanted to show appreciation for drivers Friday.

You don’t always see them, but you know they’re out there.

While the coronavirus has put many out of work, for those who make a living delivering packages, it’s gone the other way, with a heavy increase of orders being shipped.

Over the past few weeks, many UPS locations set up “Thank You” days at their facilities to show appreciation for their workers. Damon Currier, a manager at the Auburn center, wanted to show his appreciation, as well.