Inside UPS's Weather Machine

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    Inside UPS's Weather Machine - Wall Street Journal

    Weather is the biggest cost variable for freight shippers, affecting everything from flight takeoffs and landings, to added fuel costs when planes are diverted.

    Freight operators generally have to eat the cost when a shipment doesn't make its delivery on time, so snow, ice, rain, and fog can frost their bottom lines.

    Each late shipment will cost UPS between $5 and $30 in revenue, said spokesman Mike Mangeot.