United Parcel Service, commonly referred to as UPS, is a package delivery company. Headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States, UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
UPS is well known for its brown trucks, internally known as package cars (hence the company nickname “The Big Brown Machine”). UPS also operates its own airline based in Louisville, Kentucky where its Worldport air hub is also located.
UPS‘s primary business is the time-definite delivery of packages and documents worldwide. In recent years, UPS has extended their service portfolio to include less than truckload transportation (primarily in the U.S.) and supply chain services. UPS reports their operations in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package operations, International Package operations, and Supply Chain & Freight operations.