UPS gears up for a record season
The United Parcel Service is gearing up for a record busy season. The company is expected to deliver 47 million more packages worldwide than it did last year. U.P.S. West Regional Communications Supervisor, Dave Goren says they have seen an 8% increase in more shipping. On any given day, the company delivers 15.8 million packages throughout the U.S. The company has hired additional 35% more seasonal employees to handle the increase in volume. Dozens of employees show up for work at 3 a.m. to get the packages out early.
Depending on where they are going, standard and ground packages could take three to seven days to delivery. The last day to ground ship before Christmas is Friday 21. Customers will have to check their delivery before Peak Tracking Day on December 18. Goren says that U.P.S. is predicting 69 million people will check their delivery status online on that day.
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