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Regulators Ignored Workers’ COVID-19 Safety Complaints Amid Deadly Outbreaks

Miguel Cabezola, a driver for United Parcel Service Inc in Tucson, Arizona, complained on March 27 to U.S. workplace safety regulators, alleging the company was taking a lax approach to social distancing, sanitizing equipment and quarantining workers with COVID-19 symptoms. …

Drone-Crowded Skies Get One Step Closer With U.S. Security Rules

Commercial drone use for deliveries and services is set to clear a major hurdle in the U.S. as soon as this week with new requirements that most of the devices transmit a radio beacon with a digital license plate to …

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Retail behemoth Amazon.com Inc. took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline. The Federal Aviation Administration designated Amazon …

Viewpoint: The Wrong Way to Fight Porch Pirates

One consequence of America’s Cyber Monday shopping binge is the imminent arrival of $9.4 billion worth of merchandise on the nation’s doorsteps. And that will cue the annual cries of frustration about porch pirates — along with a raft of …

UPS Seeks Airline-Type Status for Long-Distance Drone Deliveries

United Parcel Service Inc. is seeking approval to operate delivery drones under the same rules as a private jet service, unlocking the potential to carry health-care packages over long distances between hospitals. The company is working with the U.S. Federal …

Amazon Unveils Futuristic Helicopter-Plane Hybrid Drone for Deliveries

Amazon.com Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes off vertically, …

Pilots’ Fatigue Cited in Probe of Fatal UPS Plane Crash

Fatigued United Parcel Service Inc. pilots committed multiple errors before their airplane slammed into a hillside last year in Alabama, investigators said. An improper landing approach was deemed today to be the cause of the crash as a National Transportation …