UPS Strike Could Slow Some UT Book Deliveries (165)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Some book deliveries could become a problem at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville if the United Parcel Service strike continues.

 Mike Roos, assistant manager of the University Center Bookstore, said most book shipments for fall semester are on hand, but late orders and re-orders may be a problem.

 “If we receive a faculty member’s book order late or if new sections are added and we need to re-order, that may be a problem,” Roos said.

 Crunch time will come after Aug. 24 when students are on campus and need their books in a hurry.

 “That’s when we would need UPS for second-day delivery,” Roos said.

The bookstore has plans to use another deliver service if necessary, Roos said. Alternative arrangements could also be made to handle bookstore shipments to its mail-order customers.

 “We just mailed our fall catalog so those orders will start coming in soon,” Roos said.

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 Contact: Mike Roos (423-974-3364)