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— United Parcel Service is an American multinational shipping & receiving and supply chain management company founded in 1907. Originally known as the American Messenger Company specializing in telegraphs, UPS has grown to become a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest shipping couriers.UPS today is primarily known for its ground shipping services as well as the UPS Store, a retail chain that assists UPS shipments and provides tools for small businesses. In addition, UPS offers air shipping on overnight or two-day basis and delivers to post office boxes through UPS SurePost, a subsidiary that passes on packages to the United States Postal Service for last-mile delivery.
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In 2017, UPS recorded an annual turnover of $65 billion and a market capitalization of $90 billion. The company employs over 481,000 people in 220 countries around the world — numbers which are a far cry from UPS’s humble beginnings in 1907, when the company was founded by 19-year-old James Casey and 18-year-old Claude Ryan in a hotel basement in Seattle, WA, who had one bike between them and $100 in seed money, borrowed from a friend.
Why UPS trucks are brown
Originally, James Casey, one of the co-founders of UPS wanted to use the color Yellow on all UPS trucks. Casey was convinced to reconsider by one of his partners, Charlie Soderstrom to instead use the color brown as Pullman railroad cars at the time were painted in brown, and using the color would mean the trucks would be easy to clean and soil, dirt and mud wouldn’t show up on the vans, (roads during this period could be unpaved and muddy.) Today, UPS brown trucks are one the most recognizable symbols of any brand in the world.
UPS Drivers – The face of the brand
UPS pays great attention to projecting the best image possible for its company and brand and one of these takes the form of its drivers. To become a UPS driver is akin to joining an elite club, as there as many rules which are required for them to adhere to. After undergoing an intense training program, UPS drivers are taught 340 precise steps in how to correctly deliver a package. Some of these steps include:
– How to load a truck
– How to walk correctly in order to optimize motion
– No left turning (to avoid wasting fuel)
– How to efficiently enter and leave a truck
– Awards for safe driving
Pioneer in Same Day Delivery
In March 1925, UPS launched the ‘Red Arrow Bonded Messenger Corporation’ a same-day delivery service delivering dental impression molds for dentists. Couriers delivered the items using bicycles and motorbikes. The service was a huge success and one of the first high-value, same-day delivery services ever launched.
UPS Fast Facts
In 2018 UPS delivered 5.2 billion packages and documents worldwide and delivered 20.7 million packages and documents daily. There were over 180 million daily tracking requests on ups.com. The company operates over 123,000 vans, cars, tractors, and 248 jet aircraft.