United Parcel Service and FedEx on Friday shot down social media calls that they step in to deliver mail-in ballots from the U.S. Postal Service, which is warning states of potentially "significant" delays.
On Thursday, UPS beat estimates for second-quarter revenue and profits. This is because the coronavirus pandemic has boosted domestic deliveries. CEO Carol Tome said Demand in Asia and strong healthcare shipping activity also fueled the UPS earnings win. The company refrained from providing forward guidance, citing ongoing uncertainties surrounding the pandemic. Business Insider reports that UPS shares rallied as much as 11.4% in early trading.
FedEx is one of the biggest package delivery companies in the world. But sometimes, a package can get lost or delayed. FedEx has several ways consumers can track packages. Consumers can directly track any FedEx order on the FedEx website or through an emailed link. On the Tracking page, they will find information on where their package has been picked up and scanned and the expected delivery date and time. For packages that are damaged, lost, or missing contents, they can file an online claim.
A federal judge has blocked controversial changes to the United States postal service, saying they were "a politically motivated attack" that had slowed the nation's mail and likely would slow the delivery of ballots in the upcoming presidential election.