The Wall Street Journal
United Parcel Service Inc. is hoping that billions of dollars in system improvements this year will help it avoid shipping problems during the online shopping surge of the holiday season.
The Atlanta-based company expects to handle nearly 800 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas, delivering an average of 31 million each delivery day—more than double the average daily volume. That is up from 762 million packages during last year’s peak period. . . . more