Mild Weather Eases UPS, FedEx Strain in Record Holiday RushBy and
Forecast provides relief in final days of Christmas shipping
Coordination with online retailers also seen as a boost
United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. may get some help from the weather and better coordination with online retailers as they move into the final days of a record Christmas shipping season.
The busiest day for UPS comes Tuesday, when the world’s largest package-delivery company projects volume of 36 million pieces, or double its normal daily average. By Christmas Eve, UPS and FedEx project they will have handled almost 1 billion shipments for the holiday crush that began on Black Friday.