Teamsters Say No to Driverless Delivery

UPS and the Teamsters have opened contract negotiations.  Their last contract was signed in 2013, at the start of the online retail boom.

In light of the large growth in deliveries from online store like Amazon, UPS is looking to add flexibility in this contract to allow competition against other delivery organizations, and meet the increasing demands to speed up delivery of goods.

However, the Teamsters’ initial demands are to prohibit UPS from using drones or driverless trucks. Also, they want to […]

Truckers, C’mon Back

The current demand for truck drivers is high. Or is it turnover that’s the problem? Or freight to carry?

A combination of driver shortage, high turnover, stressful life, and stagnant pay have contributed to a widespread rush to lure new drivers with financial incentives. If the shortage persists, the imbalance between supply and demand in this labor market will cause disruptions in the supply chain.

This post is based on the USA Today article,  Trucking Firms Offer Up to […]

Shop Around the Clock ‘Til Christmas

Article Title: Kohl’s, Toys R Us to Stay Open Around The Clock until Christmas

Author of Article: Kelly Tyko

Date of article: December 21, 2017

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This USA Today article describes how Kohl’s and Toy R Us will remain open 24 hours a day leading-up to Christmas.  This is the fifth year that Kohl’s has been open 24 hours a day ending at 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve.  Toys R Us will be open for 63 hours straight ending […]

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