UPS

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.

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.