Aug. 8 2006
Even with the U.S. Postal Services latest rate increase, in which the average cost to ship a package Parcel Select increased by 4.8%, shipping via the Postal Service/consolidator provides shippers with... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Improving the efficiency of on-time delivery is an ongoing commitment shared by the U.S. Postal Service and most companies in the distribution industry. But until recently, it has been difficult to pinpoint... View More
Aug. 8 2006
If you took a ride along with your parcel, where do you think the bottlenecks might occur? If you answer at the sortation hubs, you would be right. And that�s just why the United States Postal Service... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Delayed is not a word that sits well with Joe Beery. Its a touchy word, particularly in his industry, and one that tends to cost money wherever the word is applied. Beery does not want to hear about delayed.... View More
July 27 2006
American Freightways, a scheduled for-hire carrier of less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments of general commodities, has been using dock-mounted computer terminals since 1993, the year the company adopted... View More
July 26 2006
The United States Postal Service is facing unprecedented challenges as the new century unfolds. Postal Service projections indicate that First Class mail will decline at an average annual rate of 2.5%... View More
July 26 2006
Modern Woodmen of America is the nation�s fifth largest fraternal life insurance society. The organization was founded in 1883 and today provides life insurance and annuity products for more than 750,000... View More
July 26 2006
On February 7th, United Parcel Service�s (UPS) new rates went into effect. The December 29, 1999 news release announced that the rate increase is �modest.� Whether or not that is true depends on which... View More
July 26 2006
As everything goes �e� so, too, do we. Already, we are experiencing a growth in package volumes as e-commerce vendors look for low shipping costs that don�t compromise service levels. The U.S. Postal Service... View More
July 26 2006
I can�t remember any development in carrier pricing that has been more volatile than the dastardly Delivery Area Surcharge. To say I have been inundated with calls and e-mails about the subject would not... View More
July 26 2006
This month�s Viewpoint column by William J. Augello not only is inaccurate but one-sided. I begin by noting he has singled out UPS for criticism over procedures that are standard throughout the industry.... View More
July 26 2006
The growth of the parcel consolidation sector can be seen in one simple statistic: over half of the companies listed in our survey entered the parcel consolidation business in 1997 or later. Clearly, the... View More
July 26 2006
Like many companies, Aspen Direct discovered that shipping small packages First Class was draining its mail center budget. The Mount Prospect, IL-based company that specializes in promotional and... View More
July 26 2006
�Close the door and have a seat, Jon,� the boss said. Jon felt his face grow hot and was surprised that his shirt was soaking wet with sweat. This was a new job, a great company and an exciting time. However,... View More
July 26 2006
United Parcel Service raised $5.5 billion last fall with its record-setting initial public offering. The obvious question at the time was how UPS would spend its new-found fortune. No one expected the... View More
July 26 2006
The nation�s leading package and freight delivery service companies are in the nascent stages of reinventing themselves as home delivery specialists, and we are not just talking package delivery. ... View More
July 26 2006
My experience over the past 50 years in transportation and law is that most surprises and disputes in transportation stem from shippers� failure to study and comprehend the carriers� terms and conditions... View More
July 26 2006
At a time when one would think UPS would be most sensitive to customers� reactions to rule changes, the carrier has changed its money-back guarantee policy on all of its services, ground and air. It accomplished... View More
July 26 2006
Overnight service continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the shipping industry. Years of effective advertising have convinced the shipping public that faster is better � for a price. Used... View More
July 26 2006
Moving mail and moving it quickly and efficiently has been the ongoing goal of the U. S. Postal Service. In an effort to achieve this goal, the USPS wanted to upgrade existing central plant command rooms... View More

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