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January 23, 2015

One Morning — and Nine Newborns!

In early 2014, an emergency call from the maternity ward at St. Elisabeth hospital in Arusha in the northern part of Tanzania reached Germany. The situation at the ward was alarming: Mothers who had given birth without complications had to leave the hospital three hours after delivery, three newborns had to share one incubator, and the corridor was turned into a delivery room when too many women were in labor at the same time.

November 25, 2014

#DeliveringThanks: Recognizing Those Who Embody the Purple Promise

Each of the following articles feature FedEx team members who never hesitate to go above and beyond for our customers, and each has an incredible story that truly embodies our Purple Promise.

March 2, 2015

Fuel Sustainability: When Does it Make Sense to go Extra Thick?

In Air Operations Strategic Projects, we are constantly looking at new technology that will impact the air operation in the next five to ten years. Sometimes, exploring one technology will lead you down a completely different path, make you challenge conventional wisdom and save some fuel. A few years back, we were exploring ideas for

February 25, 2015

Two Misunderstood Words: Economical and Responsible

In today’s economy, attention to the cost of fuel and how much to purchase is a concern to just about everyone. Deciding which gas station has the best price or deciding how much to purchase is a struggle. This struggle flows over into my job as well; I am an Aircraft Dispatcher. My job is

February 25, 2015

Making Communities “Walk Friendly”

Whether you are walking to work, school, the park, or shops; walking to take out the dog, or to socialize with neighbors, being able to safely walk around a community is vital for physical and mental health. With that goal in mind, the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center developed the Walk Friendly

February 25, 2015

Child Saved While Crossing Street Pays it Forward

When the light turned green, the eight-year-old stepped off the curb to cross a street in New York City. Immediately, a stranger behind him grabbed the kid by his coat and yanked him back up onto the curb. At that moment, a utility truck careened around the corner paying no heed to the child pedestrian’s

February 23, 2015

FedEx Helps to Spread the Warmth with Project Overcoat

Imagine being outside in 13 degrees weather in the frigid cold with no coat or blanket. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for some men, women, and children who are trying to stay warm during the winter months. But there’s help with Project Overcoat, an annual coat and blanket drive, sponsored by United Way, FedEx, Fox 5,

February 23, 2015

Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx Work to Improve Road Safety

This is the last in a series of posts from the leaders of Safe Kids Worldwide affiliates around the world. After hearing from representatives of many Safe Kids affiliates outside the U.S., this final post is from Priti Gautam, the Safe Kids Worldwide Program Manager who works out of their headquarters’ location in Washington, D.C.

February 19, 2015

“Behind-the-Scenes” Tales Tell the Real FedEx Story

I’m always amazed to hear stories from FedEx team members across the globe who share their “you had to be there” moments.  Not only are the stories entertaining, but they also make me proud of where I work.

February 18, 2015

From Au Pair to FedEx IT Professional: One Woman’s Journey Worth Celebrating

A few years ago, if someone told me that I would be working at FedEx, I would not have believed them. In fact, if someone told me that I would still be in Memphis, I would have doubted that too. When I came to the U.S. from Poland 10 years ago as an au pair,