In the latest U.S. rankings, UPS also posted the highest average score of any airline or transportation company ranked by the magazine in other categories.
UPS took top marks for every survey category in its industry, including its ability to innovate, financial soundness, quality of management, quality of products and social responsibility. Other categories ranked and led by UPS were long-term investment value, employee talent and use of corporate assets.
The complete rankings for each industry segment appear in the Feb. 19 issue of Fortune. UPS joins companies like General Electric, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Gateway, Citigroup, Home Depot and DuPont at the top of their industries.
To compile its list of America's most admired companies, Fortune polled 10,000 senior executives, directors and analysts. The result is an "industry-by-industry guide to corporate America's shiniest reputations," the magazine said.