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Tentative FedEx Express union pilots deal is a positive sign for progress
Josh Taylor, Senior Director of Professional Services, for San Diego-based Shipware, an audit and parcel consulting services company, told Newsroom Notes that in looking at the FedEx pilots situation, the main risk posed to FedEx by the potential for a pilots’ strike hasn’t been the threat of the pilots walking out, but the dissatisfaction of the pilots and the uncertainty it could have created with investors.

USPS fiscal second quarter earnings see revenue and volume declines
USPS officials attributed the operating revenue loss to declining volumes seen mainly in the organization’s Marketing Mail and Shipping and Packages categories.

Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index highlights ongoing strong impact of e-commerce
2022 carrier revenues—at $198 billion—saw a 6.5% annual increase over 2021’s $186 billion, with UPS at $73 billion (a 5.5% annual increase), FedEx at $65 billion (a 5% annual increase), USPS at $31 billion (which was flat), Amazon Logistics at $24 billion (which was flat), and “others” combined revenue at $4 billion, up 0.1%.

Report points to lower holiday season volumes for FedEx
Late last week, a Reuters report stated that the FedEx Ground subsidiary of Memphis-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider FedEx is expecting lower volumes, reflecting how its customers anticipate shipping fewer holiday packages.

Today’s Post-Pandemic Parcel Delivery Marketplace
Three of our top parcel industry sources offer their respective takes on one of the most ubiquitous parts of freight transportation and logistics - parcel and last-mile delivery, and with providers and carriers continuing to have the upper hand over shippers, they suggest to leave no stone unturned when it comes to carrier selection and leveraging partnerships.

LaserShip and OnTrac herald expansion into Texas, starting next year
On the heels of recently announcing the rollout of a new transcontinental delivery service, following their October 2021 merger announcement, Vienna, Va.-based LaserShip, the largest regional e-commerce parcel carrier and last-mile delivery services provider, and Chandler, Ariz.-based regional shipping services provider OnTrac, said earlier this month that they are expanding into Texas.

5 Parcel Trends in 2022 and Tips to Adapt
As organizations strive to future-proof their supply chains in the future, managers must shift their focus to building flexible, resilient order fulfillment workflows to continue delighting their customers and surpass the competition.

Can Your Fulfillment Operation Handle Rising Parcel Rates?
As parcel shipping rates continue to rise, shippers can alter fulfillment strategies to compensate for higher shipping costs.

Optimize Your Parcel Shipping Strategy
New Parcel shipping software helps you manage the entire process for shipping.

Why Peak Season Planning Needs to be a Year-Round Endeavor
Order fulfillment and logistics teams should be looking at peak season planning year-round to keep their operations prepared.

7 Logistics Trends that will Radically Change the Shipping Landscape in 2022
Increasing customer demands, unprecedented cargo logjams, workforce shortages, carrier capacity constraints, and the lasting effects of the pandemic have made supply chains more volatile than ever.

U.S. Senate signs off on Postal Service Reform Act
Following approval by the U.S. House of Representatives on February 8, the United States Senate followed suit yesterday, in also signing off on the Postal Service Reform Act, legislation that is focused on augmenting the financial health of the long-beleaguered United States Postal Service (USPS). The next step for the legislation is for it to be signed into law by President Biden.

E-commerce Effect: Change for the better
The impact of e-commerce on freight transportation has been profound, and it’s not restricted to any single mode—in fact, all have been affected. What’s the reality and what does it mean going forward?

How Robotic Parcel Sortation Can Reduce Shipping Costs
Retailers, 3PLs, and eCommerce companies can leverage Intelligent Enterprise Robotic solutions to take advantage of zone skipping to reduce shipping costs.

2021 week 50 on-time delivery performance data is solid, reports ShipMatrix
Data recently issued by ShipMatrix, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based SJ Consulting showed that data from on-time performance (OTP) ranges, for week 50 of 2021 for major parcel carriers, including UPS, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service (USPS), was in similar range as previous weeks leading up to it that were comprised of Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.


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