UPS reporting widespread technical glitches

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By SAMANTHA BOMKAMP, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — UPS is reporting widespread, scattered technical problems affecting tracking and processing of packages.

United Parcel Service Inc. spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said Wednesday that the outages are not affecting the movement of trucks or any other part of the operation. The problem is with some shipping applications that customers use to input and track shipments. Some are reporting problems getting into the system.

Rosenberg says a disruption like this is very rare because of the number of overlaps in the system designed to prevent them.

UPS, based in Atlanta, expects the disruption to be cleared up soon.

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