Running Head: HISTORY OF UPS, DHL AND FedExBSAB 410Management of Air Cargo Module 3.2HW 3: Categories of Air Cargo SystemsTan Yong Nian GeraldEmbry Riddle Aeronautical UniversityInstructor: Dr. Soumia IchouaHistory of UPS, DHL AND FedEx
HISTORY OF UPS, DHL AND FedExUnited Parcel Service (UPS), DHL Worldwide Express and FedEx are amongst few of the largest shipping and logistics companies around the globe. These three companies handle a large volume of freights and delivers millions of packages to many destinations all over the world.United Parcel Service (UPS)United Parcel Service (UPS) was founded in 1907 in Seattle, Washington, by 19-year-old Jim Casey as a six-bicycle messenger service called American Messenger Company. He set the future tone of the company by mandating that it be employee-owned. Casey delivered telegraph messages and hot lunches and sometimes took odd jobs to keep his struggling business going (Advameg, 2016).In 1913, Casey merged his company with Evert McCabe's rival firm, Motorcycle Delivery Company, creating Merchants Parcel Delivery. The "fleet" at this point consisted of a few motorcycles and one Model T Ford. In 1915, by which time the fleet had expanded to four cars and five motorcycles, the company began painting its delivery vehicles brown. It was Charlie Soderstrom, one of Casey's partners, who urged that brown be adopted, noting that the color hid dirt well--a fact that had earlier led the Pullman company to paint its railroad cars that same hue(Advameg, 2016).