UPS DELIVERS NASCAR'S BUSCH SERIES TO MEXICO Facilitates Logistics for NASCAR's International Expansion ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2005 -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced coordination and logistics support for the first-ever NASCAR Busch Series race...
UPS DELIVERS NASCAR'S BUSCH SERIES TO MEXICO
Facilitates Logistics for NASCAR's International Expansion
ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2005 -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced coordination and logistics support for the first-ever NASCAR Busch Series race south of the border at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City on March 6.
With special document requirements, advance coordination between U.S. and Mexican officials, security and staging for expedited border crossings early this week, UPS has facilitated a complex planning and communications process.
UPS will manifest and seal all NASCAR and team equipment, coordinate international logistics and synchronize more than 80 team haulers, official trailers of technical scoring and template equipment, tires, emergency and safety vehicles and media trucks across the border in multiple convoys. This project leverages the rapid customs clearance, information management and consulting capabilities offered by UPS Supply Chain Solutions, the logistics and distribution arm of UPS, expanding UPS's sponsorship role as the official delivery company of NASCAR.
"Equipment will be arriving at our UPS Logistics Center in Laredo, Texas, from multiple points around the country, and our specialized teams have the complex task of streamlining the massive cross-border activities," said Tom Page, director of solutions and marketing for Latin America, UPS Supply Chain Solutions. "Most of the Busch series teams will compete the weeks before and after the Mexico race, and NASCAR needs comprehensive knowledge of every detail on each of the shipments from coast to coast, as well as plans for exchanges of equipment in staging."
Following the rapid clearance, convoy groups will cross the World Trade Bridge to begin the approximate 20 hour non-stop trip to Mexico City. Each convoy will have federal and private security escorts, as well as coordinated communications en route. Then, UPS will complete all procedures in reverse after the checkered flag at the Sunday race for reentry into the United States for the race the following weekend. At the track, UPS Trackside Services also will operate its unique service counter for urgent UPS Worldwide Express® package delivery services to and from the controlled-access garage areas used by the race teams.
"UPS has become a familiar face to NASCAR fans, officials and team members over the past five years, and we are excited to showcase other UPS capabilities to support the sport's international expansion and introduce new business opportunity," said Patrick Guilbert, UPS vice president of sponsorship and events.
UPS is the official express delivery company of NASCAR and primary sponsor of the #88 UPS Ford Taurus driven by Dale Jarrett for Robert Yates Racing in the NEXTEL Cup series. The UPS shield also can be found on the #90 CitiFinancial Ford during the race in Mexico through an associate sponsorship with the Yates team.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and is a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Each day, UPS delivers 14.1 million packages and documents to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide with a pit crew of nearly 370,000 dedicated employees. Building on NASCAR's popularity and fan loyalty, UPS provides updated information about UPS Racing, the #88 team performance, features and photography, and access to licensed merchandise at www.racing.ups.com.