UPS, FedEx say bad weather nationwide responsible for some delivery delays

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS, FedEx say bad weather nationwide responsible for some delivery delays - The Blade

    While Toledo’s weather over the past month has rarely been worse than cold, winter storms in other parts of the United States have contributed to backlogs in parcel shipments at the busiest time of year for that business.

    That’s the explanation given this week by spokesmen for both United Parcel Service and FedEx for delivery delays that have caused some shipments to show up on doorsteps later than promised by merchants, and later than projected by the companies’ package-tracking services.

    “Winter storms caused some weather-related delays last week in Colorado, Utah, the Upper Midwest, and the Northeast,” said UPS spokesman Matthew O’Connor. “We also are experiencing record shipping volumes from all customers due to another year of strong growth in e-commerce purchases.”
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    The last step in planning for Peak:

    If all else fails, blame the weather.