| Jan 25, 2015
Like many workers, Julio Cervantes has a job but isn't an employee.
Cervantes, 46, drives a semi-truck around Southern California, picking up cargo at the local ports and delivering it to warehouses and rail yards.
Since 2002, he has worked for a...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:27 AM
Physically getting something from here to there inexpensively and efficiently despite the weather, distance, snarling dogs and whatever other obstacles may get in the way?
"Going postal" should be considered a great thing.
If we could all go postal,...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:11 PM
FedEx brought in nearly all of its 185 employees at its Linthicum station early Monday to handle the crush of packages needing delivery around Baltimore on what was expected to be the parcel service's busiest day of the year.
"We started earlier just...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:23 AM
A 21-year-old Florida woman who said she dropped out of school in ninth grade admitted Monday that she defrauded about $800,000 from unsuspecting investors.
Using the stolen identity of a Credit Suisse bank official, a UPS mail drop in Fort Lauderdale...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:09 PM
A man was sentenced Thursday for his role in the mailing of four pounds of crystal methamphetamine to Hawaii that was stuffed in two mannequin heads.
Zebulon Bates, 37, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, was sentenced to 52 months in prison and has until next month to...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 3:15 AM
Police are alerting residents and delivery drivers in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side of a recent increase in robberies.
Four robberies occurred from Dec. 19 to Dec. 26, according to statements from the Chicago Police Department.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:56 PM
A 25-year-old seasonal UPS worker pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he tried to break into a Glendale apartment in his assigned delivery area, authorities said.
Around 5:15 p.m. on Christmas Eve, officers responded to an apartment building in the...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Some people are disappointed when they don't get what they wanted for Christmas. An even bigger letdown might be thinking you got what you wanted, then realizing after a close look that your gift is a knock-off.
The holiday shopping madness has begun,...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:17 AM
This time last year, the nation’s biggest online retailers were reeling from a wave of delivery shortfalls that left countless consumers empty-handed Christmas morning.
But warmer weather allowed many of those retailers to bounce back this holiday...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
After last year's holiday delivery debacle, more retailers managed to keep their shipping promises this season as they and their carriers adapt to the rising tide of online shopping.
Two companies that tested whether last-minute online purchases would...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:15 PM
At last the actual language has been released of the backroom, last-minute congressional deal allowing benefits of millions of retired workers to be shredded.
It's even worse than its critics anticipated.
We've tracked this inexcusably hasty,...