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Retailers already fear U.S. holiday ‘shipageddon’; now here come vaccines – Reuters

Deliveries of holiday gifts purchased online at major retailers could get delayed by something far more critical – COVID-19 vaccines.

Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and Moderna as early as mid-December could begin sending inoculations to U.S. healthcare workers and nursing home residents.

FedEx and United Parcel Service could make space for those shipments on cargo planes by bumping off packages from Amazon.com, Walmart, Target and other retailers.

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How a UPS Driver Gets Through the Holiday Rush: Lysol and Puppy Treats – Morningstar

More puppies and more husbands.

Those are among the telltale signs that this holiday season is unlike any other for Jenny Rosado in the three decades since she became a driver for United Parcel Service Inc.

 “All of a sudden, there are all these new men in the homes,” said the 53-year-old Ms. Rosado, who delivers packages out of the Stratford, Conn., hub. The animal lover also sees more dogs, and she greets them with treats, adding: “I made a lot of new puppy friends.”

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Butler County man’s nonprofit restores mobility, dignity to the disabled – Journal News

A 41-year UPS driver felt the need to go the extra mile to help out disabled people and veterans, and regain their mobility and dignity.

Seven years ago, Greg Schneider, with the help of his UPS colleagues and the UPS Foundation worked on building a wheelchair ramp for a veteran. Today, they have constructed more than 100 ramps in 21 states through his network of suppliers, contractors and volunteers.

His goal is to have a ramp constructed in every state.

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UPS increases bonus pay for package handlers during holiday season – WDRB

If you are looking to make some extra cash this holiday season, UPS wants to hear from you.

The carrier is looking to hire 1,000 people to fill seasonal holiday jobs. And there’s even more incentive: UPS has increased the bonus for package handlers working daytime shifts at both the Worldport and Centennial ground hub.

Those workers will get an extra $300 per week through Jan. 9.

 

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FBI Investigating Armed Robberies of FedEx, UPS Trucks in DC Area – NBC Washington

The FBI is investigating a string of armed carjackings and robberies of FedEx and UPS trucks in D.C. and Prince George’s County, Maryland, over the past 10 days.

The FBI is looking for two people believed responsible for two carjackings and three armed robberies between Nov. 10 and Nov. 17.

D.C. police told News4 in one case the thieves told the delivery driver they were looking for the popular Sony PlayStation 5.