Originally Posted by yakdung
They are also notorious for throwing packages as well. They threw my $450.00 Blendtec against my front door.
They are all notorious for it. If you check youtube, you can find videos of fedex, ups, usps, throwing and drop kicking packages. UPS is no worse statistically.
I ship a lot of items, and ups and fedex ground have the exact same travel times (as does 2-day, 3-day, ground select). I do however find that ups is more known for their ground shipping and fedex for air, and therefore fedex ground is a dollar or 2 cheaper than ups ground and ups air is about 2 cheaper than fedex air. I find that postal service is often quicker over long distances (California to chicago, for example). It is the cheapest option if the item is under 3 lbs or so, but once you go over that, fedex ground is the best price.