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UPS expands next-day service in U.S.

By Hpanchal on August 18, 2011

UPS announced that it has significantly increased the number of U.S. locations benefiting from its next-day, early-morning service. By improving or adding coverage to 1,300 zip codes, UPS hopes to better address the pressing needs of American consumers and businesses alike.

To Myron Gray, president of U.S. operations at UPS, the decision to expand service was born of his company’s desire to spur commerce. “UPS understands that more than ever before, companies are seeking competitive advantages that will make them stand out in the marketplace,” he said in a statement.

With the expanded service coverage, more than three-quarters of all U.S. businesses can obtain early-morning freight deliveries, UPS officials said. Not only will this prevent important documents from being delayed, it will also reduce the possibility that life-saving materials arrive too late, Gray explained.

“Earlier deliveries help our customers across the country meet urgent deadlines faster,” he said in a statement. “This could mean a legal contract arrives in time for an early client meeting, a diabetes pump is delivered to a patient faster or a factory assembly line gets the critical part it needs to get back into operation more quickly.”

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