These developments point to an ongoing pivot towards more extensive and faster coverage by UPS in the context of growing e-commerce demand.
“This project is part of our ongoing efforts to keep pace with rapidly evolving demands of e-commerce customers in Texas, across the U.S. and around the globe,” said Craig Wiltz, president of UPS’ Red River District.
The Arlington project, about ten miles south of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), will span more than 1.1 million square feet, on more than 110 acres. The hub will improve network efficiency and flexibility for business services and consumer-directed package services for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Consumers now expect next-day delivery, the weekend notwithstanding, and UPS is implementing one of its biggest shipping-time changes in its 109-years of operation, before upstarts like Amazon’s Prime Air steal its lunch money.
But weekends are already competitive. FedEx currently delivers on Saturdays, and the U.S. Postal Service is now making Sunday Amazon deliveries in some markets.
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