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Does UPS, FedEx, and DHL Deliver on Columbus Day?

Columbus Day (also called Indigenous People’s Day) 2022 is on Monday, October 10th. With the occasion being a nationwide day off, many people wonder if they’ll receive their package or mail on the federal holiday. Find out if services like FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliver on Columbus Day 2022.

The United States Postal Services (U.S.P.S) will remain closed on Columbus Day as usual. However, other companies will follow their own policy. Most of them will remain functional but there will be certain changes in the regular schedule.

Status of the U.S. Courier Services on Columbus Day 2022

Each of the common U.S. couriers, except for the U.S.P.S will be functional in some capacity. Whereas, all U.S.P.S offices and operations including pickup, collection, and deliveries will be halted for a day.

Here is the status of the most used courier services in the United States under the observance of Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day 2022.

UPS will Remain Functional on Columbus Day 2022

United Parcel Service (UPS) will remain fully functional on Columbus Day this year. Their regular services including pickups and deliveries will be operating on a usual basis. There won’t’ be any changes despite the company observing the federal holiday.

UPS only closes on four major holidays every year. Those are:

  • New Years Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Even on these holidays, UPS Express Critical remains active. However, it’s a pretty expensive service and should only be used in an emergency. For this Monday, there’s no need to worry as your scheduled mail or parcel will arrive or the pickup will take place.

FedEx will Remain Functional on Columbus Day 2022

FedEx will also remain functional on Columbus Day 2022 except for their single service- FedEx Ground Economy (formerly FedEx Smartpost). The cost-effective U.S. residential shipping option is for low-weight, non-urgent, high-volume shipments.

This means that FedEx will be working on the federal holiday falling on Monday, October 10, 2022, but they won’t deliver some of the parcels. If your parcel is coming via FedEx Ground Economy, then it’ll be delayed for a day and would arrive on October 11th.

However, if it’s a regular package, then you will receive it on Columbus Day 2022 itself. Other services like pickup, collection, and packaging will be operating on a regular basis. Here is a list of all holidays that FedEx will observe this year and the status of its services:

You can refer to this chart for all the upcoming holidays this year.

DHL will Remain Functional on Columbus Day 2022

DHL will also be delivering on Columbus Day 2022 without any halts. Their services including pickups and deliveries will be functioning as usual during regular hours. There won’t be any changes in the operations despite the service observing the federal holiday.

DHL only closes fully on these holidays annually:

  • New Years Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

It follows the same schedule as UPS. Even on these days, some of their services including the emergency ones will be active but you’ll have to pay additional costs to use them.

Conclusion: FedEx, UPS, and DHL will Deliver on Columbus Day 2022

So, the conclusion is that FedEx, UPS, and DHL will be delivering packages as well as mails on Columbus Day 2022. You don’t have to worry about not getting your parcel on the scheduled date as you’ll get it. Only the USPS’s services are halted for the federal holiday.

You can always contact the customer service numbers of the respective services to get the latest updates on your packages. Feel free to ask for them in the comments.

Saquib Hashmi
Saquib Hashmi
A simple Netizen on a hunt for stories worth sharing. Presenting them here in a spicy form. I hope they offer you value and knowledge.


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