FedEx, UPS and online retailers are working to avoid a repeat of the problems that occurred at the end of last year's holiday shopping season, when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is set to visit Atlanta and meet with business leaders as well as education and government officials. The Commerce Department says Friday's visit is part of a nationwide listening tour.
The UPS pilots’ union wants the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider exempting cargo pilots from new pilot-fatigue rules. The union asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the rules and the exemption.
Atlanta-based shipping giant United Parcel Service says it plans to turn last year’s success into record earnings per share in 2011. In 2010, earnings improved to $3.6 billion dollars and revenue was up 9.4 percent The company says it’s stronger and more flexible coming into the economic recovery, thanks to internal changes forced by the recession.