Busiest shipping day hits local mailing companies

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Reported by: Shae Rozzi
Updated: 12/16/2013 10:09 pm Published: 12/16/2013 10:08 pm

UPS employees are working around the clock to get your holiday packages to their destination in time. They were already backed up by the winter storms that swept across the country. Monday marked their busiest shipping day of the year.

“I got all of my shopping done over the weekend so I had to do it today, ship them all,” said customer Linda Blackwell.

Linda Blackwell of Broken Arrow didn't realize it was the busiest shipping day of the year. For UPS alone, they will ship 30 million packages. When you add the postal service and fed ex, the work seems non-stop.

"We've had pickups already today so that helps with the workflow to get packages in and out," said UPS store manager, Christy Counsil.

FOX23 set up outside the customer service center in South Tulsa where long lines of customers waited to be served. 300 seasonal employees were hired by UPS in the Tulsa area. UPS also rented Budget trucks for deliveries and U-Haul trucks as well to follow through on its customer guarantee.

“Guaranteed by Christmas but should be there by the 19th so I'm happy with that,” said Blackwell. "The ultimate deadline is Thursday."

Any later and you'll be paying twice as much to get your packages delivered by Christmas day. While Monday marked the busiest shipping day, Tuesday will be the biggest delivery day with 300 packages a second being delivered worldwide.

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