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FedEx Express Seeks National Mediation Board Assistance to Expedite Progress of Pilot Negotiations

FedEx Express Seeks National Mediation Board Assistance to Expedite Progress of Pilot NegotiationsFedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX), has formally requested assistance from the National Mediation Board (NMB) to expedite its ongoing pilot negotiations. Under the RLA, the terms and conditions of the existing contract between the company and ALPA do not expire until the full multi-step RLA process is exhausted. In the meantime, the progression of negotiations into the mediation s

By | 2017-01-31T09:48:38+00:00 October 31st, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

FedEx Express Seeks National Mediation Board Assistance to Expedite Progress of Pilot Negotiations

FedEx Express Seeks National Mediation Board Assistance to Expedite Progress of Pilot NegotiationsFedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX), has formally requested assistance from the National Mediation Board (NMB) to expedite its ongoing pilot negotiations. “FedEx Express is simply interested in expediting the negotiation process leading to a contract that is fair and reasonable for all parties,” said James R. Parker, executive vice president, air operations, FedEx Express. “The majority of airline contracts require NMB mediation to reach a final agreement, and we believe the time has come for our negotiations to move to that phase.” Under the RLA, the terms and conditions of the existing contract between the company and ALPA do not expire until the full multi-step RLA process is exhausted. In the meantime, the progression of negotiations into the mediation stage has no impact on company operations or its ability to provide highly reliable service to customers.

By | 2016-09-02T06:44:42+00:00 October 31st, 2014|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

FedEx Freight Reports Teamsters Withdraw Petition at North Harrisburg Facility

FedEx Freight Reports Teamsters Withdraw Petition at North Harrisburg FacilityAfter months of trying to convince FedEx Freight drivers in Middletown, PA (the North Harrisburg facility) to join the Teamsters, the union has withdrawn its election petition on the eve of the vote. FedEx Freight has been notified by the National Labor Relations Board that the election at North Harrisburg – previously scheduled for tomorrow – has been officially cancelled. The union would only take this action if it r

By | 2017-01-31T09:48:31+00:00 October 30th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

FedEx Freight Reports Teamsters Withdraw Petition at North Harrisburg Facility

FedEx Freight Reports Teamsters Withdraw Petition at North Harrisburg FacilityAfter months of trying to convince FedEx Freight drivers in Middletown, PA (the North Harrisburg facility) to join the Teamsters, the union has withdrawn its election petition on the eve of the vote. FedEx Freight has been notified by the National Labor Relations Board that the election at North Harrisburg – previously scheduled for tomorrow – has been officially cancelled. “We are extremely grateful to our team members at North Harrisburg for their support of the company. We continue to believe that the attempted Teamster interference in our working relationship is unnecessary and unwelcome,” said William J. Logue, President and CEO of FedEx Freight. The union would only take this action if it recognized that it would not win the election.

By | 2016-09-02T06:44:32+00:00 October 30th, 2014|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Online Parts Shoppers More Patient, Expect Options

"We identified five primary characteristics, or drivers, of online automotive parts shoppers. Automotive parts customers are Diligent , with 92% comparison shopping online and 75% leaving a website to pursue other purchasing options. Decisive shoppers rarely return items, but when they do 76% prefer to return their online parts purchases to a store. To download a copy of the report, media executive summary and infographic, please visit: What's Driving the Automotive Parts Online Shopper. shoppers rarely return items, but when they do 76% prefer to return their online parts purchases to a store.

By | 2016-09-13T16:43:57+00:00 October 30th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Automotive Study: Online Parts Shoppers More Patient, Expect Options

"We identified five primary characteristics, or drivers, of online automotive parts shoppers. Decisive shoppers rarely return items, but when they do 76% prefer to return their online parts purchases to a store. shoppers rarely return items, but when they do 76% prefer to return their online parts purchases to a store. Automotive parts customers are Diligent , with 92% comparison shopping online and 75% leaving a website to pursue other purchasing options. To download a copy of the report, media

By | 2016-10-01T12:43:04+00:00 October 30th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries

Eleven million consumers use UPS My Choice service to reschedule or reroute their deliveries. Six days are likely to surpass last year's single-day delivery record of 31 million packages. UPS expects its 2014 peak delivery day to be Monday, Dec. 22, when the company plans to deliver more than 34 million packages worldwide. The anticipated 585 million packages, if set side-by-side and based on 1 cu. By comparison, UPS delivers approximately 17 million packages on an average day.

By | 2016-09-13T16:44:18+00:00 October 29th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

The UPS Store Supports Small Businesses Through Access to Outsourced Services and Solutions

More than one million people have visited The UPS Store's Small Business Solutions portal, which also includes a small business-focused blog and tips and resources from small business experts including SCORE. The services are available through the Small Business Solutions site to The UPS Store customers at a discounted cost. US 10/28/14San Diego, CAIn an effort to further support its small business customer community, The UPS Storeandreg; introduced six new business resources available through the Small Business Solutions portal today. The sample was drawn from Small Biz Buzz, The UPS Store private online community of small business owners. Lendio makes business loans simple by matching qualified small business owners with active banks, credit unions and other lending sources.

By | 2016-09-13T16:44:41+00:00 October 28th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Delivers Strong 3Q Results, 3Q EPS Moves 13.8 Percent Higher

Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. Furthermore, we use these adjusted financial measures to determine awards for our management personnel under our incentive compensation plans. During the quarter, UPS announced the expansion of its Access Point alternate delivery solution to the New York City and Chicago areas. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results and the preceding reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of our business. Operating profit was 7% higher at $215 million, and operating margin was 8.9%.

By | 2016-09-13T16:44:59+00:00 October 24th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Winter Fun and Global Wreath Forever Stamps Celebrate Holiday Mailings

The Global Holiday: Silver Bells Wreath International Forever stamp was created under the art direction William Gicker. The $1.15 Global Forever Stamp is round and bears the words “Global Forever.”First-Day-of-Issue PostmarksCustomers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. Postal Service Global Business Vice President Gisele Valera in dedicating the stamps. A first-day-of-issue ceremony for the Winter Fun domestic stamps and the Global Holiday: Silver Bells Wreath International stamp was held at the American Stamp Dealers Association National Postage Stamp Show 2014. Ordering First-Day CoversThe Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation.

By | 2016-09-07T00:39:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments