November 14, 2018 – Workers at UPS Freight represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have ratified a new five-year agreement on pay and conditions, averting a strike within the continental USA. In a released statement, UPS said, “We will resume normal operations and will immediately begin accepting new volume from UPS Freight customers.” In anticipation of a possible strike, UPS Freight had gradually wound down normal operations, stopping taking new shipments on a phased basis between November 1 and November 7, and aiming to deliver all remaining shipments within its system by November 8.