Excerpted from UPSers.com which got it from Parcel Shipping & Distribution: Parcel Shipping & Distribution has been conducting the Annual Best Practice Survey for the past six years. Among survey respondents, UPS remains the leader in delivering ground shipments, with 64% of the respondents using its services (up 2% from '02), followed by USPS with 16% (up 3%), then FedEx with 13% (down 5%) and various others at 7% (no change from '02). UPS also leads in the express arena with 50% of shippers utilizing its 1- and 2-day service (down 2% from '02), followed by FedEx with 34% (down 4%), then USPS with 10% and others with 6%. For return delivery, UPS is also the carrier of choice with 60% of respondents choosing its services, followed by the USPS with 18%, FedEx at 14% and others at 8%. If the buyer pays the return cost, USPS eats into both UPS (taking 1% of its share) and FedEx (taking 6% of its share of the market). The trend back to UPS and away from FDX has been predicted to occur as the the contracts customers were compelled to sign with FDX, due to the possible work stoppage, expire. This indicates that the tide has already begun to turn. It will be interesting to see if the trend amplifies as customers again are free to choose.