US Justice Department Slaps $8.4 Million Penalty On UPS

Last week, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) stated that United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) has agreed to settle with the United States by paying $8.4 Million, as the courier company was overcharging federal agencies on every package delivery.

The $8.4 Million deal resolves allegations against all the government packages delivered by UPS from 2007 to 2014. According to General Services Administration (GSA) contract, the courier company had to give certain agreed discounts to federal agencies, but the company didn’t follow the contract conditions and was overcharging the government for package deliveries. The US DOJ supposed that this settlement doesn’t cover liabilities on-ground delivery service.

Jody Hunt—US Assistant Attorney General for DOJ’s Civil Division—said that the contractors signing GSA and other federal contracts should strictly follow the pricing requirements and other conditions. This compromising decision exhibits that the government might have signed other contracts with the firms that overcharged the governing bodies by illicitly violating the contract terms and conditions.

UPS agreed to settle the allegations raised by the government by clearing the settlement amount for overcharging on the courier services.

On a similar note, last week, the globally established German logistics company, DHL, has recently expanded its footprints in its native region. It opened its latest transshipment hub in Langenhagen Airport Business Park in Germany. Now, the company has planned to boost its trading by investing in more than existing 200 terminals of its European network.

The 8700 m2-extended freight terminal accommodates over 86 loading bays, where shipment for both the nationwide premium day-definite batch service “Eurapid” and entire batch service “Euroconnect” are handled.

Nearly 290 employees are supporting national and global clients with customized logistics resources and transportation arrangement for the full truck load service, “Euronet”.

DHL is testing and deploying new technologies at the new shipment center, such as automated volume, weight, and consignment data-capturing devices.

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