UPS Busy Shipping Packages

By: Danielle Staub Email
By: Danielle Staub Email

The Christmas rush begins on black Friday.

But now with just over a week until Christmas, UPS shipped 300 packages per second Tuesday.

Nationwide, UPS hired 55,000 people to get through peak season, including 40 in Parkersburg.

The Parkersburg UPS manager says if you are shipping packages leave yourself five days for it to get to its destination.

There is a second day air option and next day air option if do you wait until the last minute.

"Pack it good. It may leave here and go to California but it's gonna touch a lot of places on the way so make sure it's packed good, it's taped up good, multiple labels on it so if one falls off another one will be there so we can get it to work," says UPS Business Manager Dave Redmon.

Redmon says to take weather into consideration and use lots of tape in case some falls off.

He says Tuesday, between picking up and delivering, the trucks were expected to hit around 5,800 Parkersburg homes.

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