UPS, formerly known as United Parcel Service, is a U.S.-based global package and delivery service founded in 1907. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company is the largest transport operator in the U.S. and the second-largest global transportation company. Total revenue for 2013 was $55.4 billion and represented package operations and supply chain and less-than-truckload freight services.

UPS employs 397,100 individuals worldwide, who contribute to its daily delivery of 16.3 million packages and documents to 7.7 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories.

Complementing the delivery services it is most known for, UPS provides supply chain solutions that span 33.5 million square feet across more than 120 countries. These operations include logistics and distribution; freight forwarding to 195 countries; international trade management and customs brokerage. UPS Freight, based in Richmond, is the fourth-largest U.S. LTL trucking company. UPS also handles service parts logistics, technical repair and configuration, supply chin design and planning and returns management.

23 Jun 2017
Rail tracks end long before e-commerce's last mile, but has many "touch points" at Union Pacific Railroad, Beth Whited says.
02 Feb 2016
UPS surmounted peak-season challenges to deliver 692 million packages in its busiest season — a 7 percent increase from the previous year. Big Brown said it expects higher revenue, profits and volumes in 2016, as e-commerce keeps growing.
15 Jan 2016
Thanks partly to its acquisition of non-asset truckload specialist Coyote Logistics, UPS is opening new routes into shippers' cross-border supply chains.
28 Dec 2015
UPS is expanding its fleet of vehicles running on sustainable fuels in the South by using renewable natural gas to fuel more than 140 trucks in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi.
UPS package driver
27 Oct 2015
UPS is expecting a short-term revenue bump from a double-digit increase in holiday shipments this year and a longer-term boost, to the tune of some $100 million, from its recent acquisition of freight broker Coyote Logistics, the company said Tuesday.
23 Oct 2015
Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
16 Oct 2015
UPS has announced rate increases effective Dec. 28, 2015 that will raise costs for shippers using the services of the world’s second-largest transportation provider.
12 Oct 2015
The world's second-largest transport operator is adding more than 41,000 postal codes to its international guaranteed package service, expanding its delivery footprint in Asia and other regions.
28 Sep 2015
UPS is expanding its footprint in China with offices in 13 new cities, a reflection of the parcel giant’s confidence in the Chinese market despite the recent economic slowdown there.
10 Sep 2015
The likelihood of UPS pilots striking is low, but while shippers will likely dodge service disruptions, they could be hit by higher costs if the parcel giant gives into union demands, analysts told
09 Sep 2015
The prospect of a major disruption to UPS domestic and international air cargo services came closer after the union representing pilots at the parcel giant asked its members to authorize a strike.
18 Aug 2015
At first glance, Coyote, a brash, innovative fast-growing company not yet in its teens, and 108-year-old UPS, known for a more straight-laced corporate culture, may not seem a match made on e-Harmony. However, the combination highlights underlying and growing shipper demand not just for broader global service portfolios, but deeper, richer levels of service.