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UPS takes steps to enhance early morning delivery services

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
May 22, 2012

UPS said this week that it has extended delivery coverage area for early morning service, enhancing its 8 a.m. delivery option.

Company officials stated that UPS now delivers to more ZIP codes and businesses than any other company. And along with extending its 8 a.m. delivery window UPS is also increasing the amount of ZIP codes it serves by 10:30 a.m. through its regular express service. This expansion, said UPS, is comprised of more than 2,600 Early A.M. and Next Day Air ZIP Codes, with more than 80 percent of all U.S. businesses able to receive guaranteed early morning UPS deliveries, the company said. 

“We know that in a competitive business environment, literally every second counts and we’re continually looking at ways to make service enhancements that benefit UPS customers,” a UPS spokesperson told LM. “This expansion comes only nine months after last year’s service enhancements. Now we’ve once again extended our competitive advantage by enhancing our early-morning delivery coverage area.”

In August 2011, UPS added or improved coverage for roughly 1,300 ZIP codes for deliveries by 8 a.m.

In regards to this week’s news, UPS explained that shippers in various sectors—including healthcare, industrial manufacturing, and high-tech, among others—with needs for early morning delivery of equipment, parts, and documents will see demonstrated benefits through multiple time-of-day delivery options.

“These enhancements to our service are mainly due to a better utilization of our network, including identifying areas where we could build efficiencies into route planning,” the spokesperson said. “Also, the advantage of our integrated network is that we can have one driver deliver and pick up ground and air packages. UPS’s air services can meet whatever speed customers need, whether they are a lab that needs to turn around a specimen for testing faster, or an auto parts manufacturer whose parts are in critical demand for urgent repairs. Earlier delivery times help our customers across the country get a jump start on the day, meet urgent deadlines and gain a competitive advantage.”

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Jeff Berman
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Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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