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UPS Joins FedEx in Planning Service on Aug. 29 as Damage Permits

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp., the biggest package-delivery companies, said they intend to resume normal operations tomorrow as damage from Tropical Storm Irene permits.

“Our intent is to dispatch Monday everywhere we’re allowed,” Norman Black, a spokesman for Atlanta-based UPS, said in an e-mail.

FedEx, which operates the world’s largest cargo airline, is preparing to move aircraft back to airports that were in Irene’s path as soon as the airports open and it can get employees in position to handle the planes and packages, said Scott Fiedler, a spokesman for the Memphis, Tennessee-based company.

Some customers may experience delays in pickups and deliveries because of downed trees and power failures, said Fiedler, who estimated that FedEx has more than 10,000 employees in the Irene storm zone.

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To contact the reporter on this story: Mary Jane Credeur in Atlanta at mcredeur@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Ed Dufner at edufner@bloomberg.net

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