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.

UPS electric Class 6 delivery trucks.
31 Jul 2018
The largest global transport operator is amping up its efforts to develop electric trucks as fuel costs and emissions rules spur demand.
06 Jul 2018
The world’s biggest transport operator sees a combination of fuels and technologies as necessary to meet shipper sustainability goals.
A UPS truck.
11 Jun 2018
There are many issues on the bargaining table, and no single overriding issue this year, though the Sunday delivery issue comes close. Shippers, coping with tight US surface transportation, are hoping for a constructive outcome. "This isn’t something we need right now,” one shipper said.
UPS's advanced package scanning and sortation equipment at the facility will speed the delivery of manufactured goods in both directions across the border.
06 Feb 2018
The new facility near the El Paso International Airport will serve shippers in what is called “the Borderplex” — a manufacturing region stretching out from the cities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
05 Oct 2017
As the US and relief organizations struggle to move goods across battered Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria's legacy will include long-term damage to supply chains.
03 Aug 2017
Want to avoid FedEx holiday season surcharges? Cut back on packaging and use last-mile services for heavier freight, a transportation consultant advises
23 Jun 2017
Rail tracks end long before e-commerce's last mile, but Amazon.com has many "touch points" at Union Pacific Railroad, Beth Whited says.
21 Jun 2017
FedEx, undecided about whether to follow UPS in imposing holiday season surcharges, is talking with volume customers on pricing. Best advice: Avoid last-minute shipping.
19 Jun 2017
UPS's peak season surcharges are the latest pushback by transport operators against "free shipping."
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
26 May 2017
China's growing courier business will have greater access to US markets after a joint venture was agreed between global giant UPS and China market leader SF Express.
24 Apr 2017
UPS's Mark Modesti believes smaller shippers increasingly are drawing near an "inflection" point when it comes to adding technology and changing processes to control inventory. They need to get past that point to survive and grow.
21 Mar 2017
Shippers spent more on dedicated trucking and last-mile deliveries last year, benefiting top tier carriers. Will industrial and consumer freight follow in 2017?
08 Mar 2017
UPS has not said whether it will seek damages following the ruling.
02 Mar 2017
E-commerce has heightened the sense of urgency regarding shipment visibility.
09 Jan 2017
New UPS subsidiary Freightex will work closely with US-based Coyote Logistics.
18 Nov 2016
UPS on Friday broke ground on the expansion of its Columbus, Ohio, hub, the latest effort in a global facility expansion and modernization drive necessitated by the e-commerce boom.
08 Nov 2016
UPS’s acquisition of Marken, a third-party logistics provider specializing in health care, will bolster UPS’s pharmaceutical logistics services.
27 Oct 2016
As e-commerce volumes rise, UPS is adding more capacity.
12 Oct 2016
Shorter fulfillment cycles are pushing UPS to expand its fastest package and freight services to new countries.
Of the large publicly owned less-than-truckload carriers, only Old Dominion Freight Line and FedEx Freight had more shipments in the second quarter than a year ago.
13 Sep 2016
Many of the largest less-than-truckload carriers are seeking increases in non-contract rates despite the weak freight market.