1. FedEx Encourages Pilots to Find New Work
According to a memo, FedEx Express is “significantly overstaffed” and don’t have enough demand to fill all pilots’ schedules. Accordingly, they’re encouraging them to take jobs at a regional passenger carrier.
In the memo, Pat DiMento, FedEx’ VP of Flight Operations and Training, urged pilots to consider PSA Airlines, a regional subsidiary of American Airlines. PSA is offering FedEx pilots an expedited interview process, a signing bonus of $250,000, and a clear path to fly for American.
2. UPS Unveils Hyperlocal Service
UPS has launched a new service, called Hyperlocal, which provides next-day delivery within metropolitan areas.
The service closely resembles a past offering, where UPS would pick up local volumes from a retail fulfillment center in the early morning, then take them to a UPS facility before the morning sorting process, to then be delivered that day.
CEO Carol Tomé has said the new service will help them earn “profitable B2B and B2C volume.”
3. USPS Ground Advantage Now Available to Amazon Sellers
Amazon announced that sellers can now use USPS Ground Advantage – the Postal Service’s newest service – through Amazon Buy Shipping.
Amazon Buy Shipping allows sellers to purchase shipping labels through Amazon, and receive discounted rates that Amazon has negotiated. Earlier this year, Amazon shared that Buy Shipping offers the lowest USPS rates available, with an average 35% discount on USPS Ground Retail rates.