Parcel

By MMH Staff · May 30, 2017
Kevin V. Cox, former Agile Network CEO, helms new transportation management execution company, which shipped more than two billion parcels with 5,000 carriers in 2016.
By Peter Moore · February 28, 2017
It’s time to understand your parcel characteristics as well as how the carriers will view your business. If you can position yourself—and partners—to be a shipper that parcel carriers can serve profitably, you will be rewarded with better discounts and have stronger negotiating leverage.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
Perhaps the most significant change announced by FedEx is that fuel surcharges for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will be adjusted on a weekly basis instead of the current process in which adjustments are made on a monthly basis with a two-month lag between U.S. government published fuel indexes and the fuel surcharges.
By MMH Staff · August 24, 2016
Report highlights key factors influencing the growth of the ATLS market.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2016
Quarterly revenue was up 3.8 percent annually at $14.6 billion, with earnings per share up 6 percent at $1.43 for the sixth straight month and matching Wall Street expectations.
By MMH Staff · March 24, 2016
$12.5 million investment in 195,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will create 110 new jobs.
By Jeff Berman · March 23, 2016
Delivery bellwether UPS this week added 12,680 ZIP codes to its earliest small-package delivery service, UPS Next Day Air Early in an effort to create an earlier guaranteed-delivery option for customers in locales that only had end-of-day guarantees.
By MMH Staff · March 15, 2016
Companies specialize in welded construction conveyor for parcel handling and ergonomic material handling.
By Chris Lewis · December 1, 2015
Distribution centers are handling more parcels than ever, and that’s only likely to increase. Here’s how materials handling professionals can meet the challenge.
By Jeff Berman · May 11, 2015
Late last week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced it had a $1.5 billion net loss for the fiscal second quarter compared to a $1.9 billion net loss for the same period last year. This follows a fiscal first quarter net loss of $754 million and a $5.5 billion fiscal 2014 net loss.
By Patrick Burnson · January 27, 2015
Unlike other shipping companies, the Postal Service is not implementing any new dimensional weight charges with this pricing proposal
By Jeff Berman · November 10, 2014
In an effort to meet anticipated holiday season demand in the form of double-digit volume growth, the United States Postal Service (USPS) last week said that it plans to deliver packages seven days per week in major cities and volume areas, effective November 17 through Christmas Day, December 25.
By Jeff Berman · July 2, 2014
In an effort to grow its Priority Mail offering, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said this week that it has filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission to change prices for Priority Mail.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2014
Affiliates of Eagle Merchant Partners, a private equity firm in Atlanta with a concentration southeast U.S.-based middle-market buyouts, acquired Austin, Texas-based LSO (Lone Star Overnight), a parcel delivery company.
By Patrick Burnson · April 23, 2014
Over $2 billion dollars in carrier overcharges go uncollected each year as shippers do not have the time or resources to collect refunds.

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