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United Parcel Service

UPS (formerly known as United Parcel Service) is the world's largest package delivery company, delivering over 13 million packages a day to over 200 countries around the world. It has recently expanded its operations to include logistics and other transportation-related areas.

UPS is well known for its brown trucks also known as package cars. The color brown that UPS uses on its vehicles and uniforms is called Pullman brown after the railroad sleeper cars created by George Pullman which used the same color.

Major competitors include United States Postal Service, FedEx and DHL. Historically UPS only faced competition from the US Postal service for the inexpensive ground based delivery market. However, Fedex recently expanded into the ground market by aquiring Roadway Package Service and rebranded it as Fedex Ground. In addition, DHL aquired Airborne Express. This aquisition signficantly increases DHL's presence in the USA which will add more competition to the ground delivery market.

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