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Entry from February 28, 2013
United Package Smashers or United Parcel Smashers (United Parcel Service or UPS nickname)

The United Parcel Service (UPS) is a global package delivery company that was founded in 1907. Some packages don’t arrive intact; the nickname “United Package Smashers” has been cited in print since at least 1994 and “United Parcel Smashers” since 1996.

Other UPS nicknames include “Big Brown,” “Buster Brown” and “OOPS.”


Wikipedia: United Parcel Service
United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS), typically referred to by the acronym UPS, is an American global package delivery company headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States. It delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

UPS is well known for its brown trucks, internally known as package cars (hence the company nickname “Brown"). UPS also operates its own airline (IATA: 5X, ICAO: UPS, Call sign: UPS) based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Uncyclopedia (Wikipedia parody—ed.): United Parcel Service
What does UPS really mean?
People say UPS means “UncycloPediaS” but, Uncyclopedia has its own ideas.

. United Package Smashers

Google Goups: rec.models.rc
The problem is service, not the product
Bruce Bennett
10/19/94
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I can show you a new gyro that lasted ONE flight in my best heli - the motor died due to Horizon’s butcher-like shipping,~also not helped at all by United Package Smashers.

Google Groups: rec.woodworking
darylb
2/16/96
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If you can you might save a bit but then if things go wrong (United Parcel Smashers kick your box off the back of the truck) then you can be out more.  I try to support my local distributors so I will always have future convienience but if they don’t have what I want then I order abroad. If you can’t tell, I had bad experiences with “the smashers” (UPS) the last was my indexing head, a 145lb block of steel and they irrepairibly broke it.

EnterpriseMobileToday
mastermind trev
11-14-2002 11:21 AM
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Yesterday United Package Smashers delivered my shiny new NX-70, ...

United Package Smashers
Welcome to the New United Package Smashers!
posted on September 26, 2010
We’d like to take a moment and welcome you to the Mostly-New United Package Smashers website! Of course, you can still visit the United Package Smashers Forums that you have come to know and love.

TruckingBoards.com
Dockworker
03-26-2011
United Package Smashers
Not trying to cut down the company at all. This is reality and things can be done to eliminate unnecessary exceptions, damages etc. on all levels of freight and package moving/handling.

Consumerist
Keep Those Worst Company In America Nominations Coming!
By Chris Morran February 17, 2012
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COMMENTS
DemosCat says:
February 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Hey, maybe the UPS driver is also your snowplow driver!
I’ve always called UPS United Parcel Smashers.
To that we can now add United Postbox Smashers.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, February 28, 2013 • Permalink