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FedEx and UPS to Get Greener in 2011  Dec 07, 2010 2:38 AM By Rob Martinez

The carriers have long tried to minimize costs and maximize environmental stewardship through a variety of initiatives including recycled packaging, aircraft noise reduction, fuel efficiency engineering, and alternative power sources in addition to many other efforts.

Tips for Efficient Holiday Shipping  Nov 08, 2010 10:17 PM By Rick Rover

When customers open their holiday purchases this year, most won

New Dimensional Weight Factor to Boost Shipping Costs  Nov 04, 2010 9:56 PM By Jim Tierney

A new factor in determining dimensional weight to calculate delivery charges on ground shipments will add significant costs for most parcel shippers.

USPS Announces New Shipping Products, Prices for 2011  Nov 03, 2010 9:53 PM By Jim Tierney

The U.S. Postal Service announced price increases and new products for its shipping services next year, effective Jan. 2.

Summer Cargo Crisis Eases Up  Sep 09, 2010 10:23 PM By MCM staff

It was widely reported this summer that retailers were paying at least twice as much as last year in cargo freight costs, thanks to rising demand for imports combined with shrinking space on cargo ships. The situation in early summer had some merchants fearing they wouldn

Preparing for the August 2010 Cargo Screening Mandate  Jul 07, 2010 9:48 PM By Robert DiVincenzo

Fasten your seatbelts and prepare your cargo for takeoff. On Aug. 1, the Cargo Screening Mandate goes into effect, requiring all of cargo transported on passenger aircraft to be screened.

Import Cargo Volume Up for December  Jan 13, 2010 10:12 PM By Jim Tierney

A report released Jan. 11 says that import cargo volume at the nation

FedEx to Raise Ground Rates 4.9%  Dec 09, 2009 4:45 AM By Tim Parry

FedEx announced late last week that it will increase the standard list rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9%, effective Jan. 4. The increase will match a previously announced rate increase by rival carrier UPS.

SmartPost Targeting Smaller Shippers  Oct 08, 2009 8:15 PM By Jim Tierney

As the busy holiday season gears up, FedEx SmartPost announced it is extending its service to small- and medium-sized shippers.

UPS Testing Direct to Door Program  Sep 30, 2009 8:01 PM By Jim Tierney

United Parcel Service on Sept. 28 launched a pilot program known as UPS Direct to Door.






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