The History of Shipment Tracking
JULY 2, 2020
Ancient Egypt Established the First Known Courier Service Ancient Egypt established the first known courier service around 2,400 B.C.E. Of course, Ancient Egypt largely relied on slave labor to make this possible. UPS began picking up and moving freight, sharing information by landline telephones along the way, usually only at key intervals in transit. Modern shipment tracking might not seem like a big issue.