We wanted to be sure our mutual customers were aware of this incident, and that your rates in our app that are affected by this will show an error.
Please contact your UPS rep or local terminal for more info or questions.
Below is a public statement from UPS regarding their service impact.
“UPS and the Teamsters Freight National Bargaining Committee concluded the current round of discussions on October 25, 2018. UPS’s offer, which we believe should be ratified, is an offer that rewards our employees with wages and benefits at the top of the industry and compensates them for their contributions to the success of the company.
A union-hall vote, in which Teamster employees will go to their local union hall to cast ballots, is expected to take place November 7-11. At this point, UPS does not have an extension in place to the current UPS Freight contract.
To ensure transparency and not put your volume at risk, starting Thursday, November 1 UPS will not pick up any UPS Freight volume with a delivery date after November 8. The last day UPS will pick up UPS Freight will be Thursday, November 1 for five-day shipping commitments; Friday, November 2 for four-day shipping commitments; Monday, November 5 for three-day shipping commitments; Tuesday, November 6 for two-day shipping commitments; and Wednesday, November 7 for one-day shipping commitments
If you have a bundled contract, or incentives dependent upon UPS Freight volume, we will ensure you experience no negative financial impact.
The UPS Small Package National Master Agreement (NMA) has been ratified. Customers can remain confident UPS is ready to continue to serve its small package customers throughout the holiday season and beyond.
We appreciate your patience as we work through this negotiation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your business and I’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.”