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April 16, 2019

Caught in the Act…of Kindness

You probably saw the story on social media or the TV news. A driver for a FedEx Ground service provider’s random act of kindness was captured on video as he took time out of his day to shovel snow from the porch and sidewalk of a woman who’d recently lost her husband to cancer. He

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March 19, 2018

Autonomous Tuggers Pull Their Weight in FedEx Hub

Autonomous, or driverless, tuggers are being used by FedEx Ground to transport bulky packages through hub facilities. The tuggers know the shape of the building and are packed with sensors. These large e-commerce deliveries (trampolines, exercise equipment, canoes, etc) represent the fastest growing portion of FedEx Ground package volume, currently about 10% of total volume.

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February 6, 2018

Trailer Technology: Geofences, Solar-Powered GPS Tags, and Yard Management

How do the thousands of vehicles operating in the FedEx Ground network get to where they need to be at the proper time so packages move most efficiently across the country? It’s complicated and much like a high-tech jigsaw puzzle, where each piece affects another, but with the right blend of people and technology, it

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March 20, 2017

Transgender Activist Shares Experiences at the White House

When people meet FedEx SmartPost manager Jesse White, they see an African-American man—not a man who was born female. Being transgender means a person’s gender identity, or internal sense of being a man or a woman, differs from the sex the doctor marked on their birth certificate. When people make changes to match the way

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November 5, 2015

Celebrating Entrepreneurs at FedEx Ground

At FedEx Ground, small businesses are at the heart of everything we do. Since our company’s founding more than 30 years ago, we have proudly and exclusively contracted with thousands of independent businesses for transportation, pickup and delivery services. Since 2007, FedEx Ground has recognized the most outstanding of these businesses and their owners through

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August 20, 2015

Oak Park, Michigan Shares Their Excitement About New FedEx Ground Facility

FedEx Ground recently hosted a groundbreaking event in Oak Park, Michigan for a new 300,000 square-foot distribution center that is scheduled to open in August 2016. The station will join three existing FedEx Ground facilities serving the Detroit area. About 220 employees are expected to work at the station when it opens next summer with

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August 6, 2015

A Time for Community

Katie Franklin had just become a mother to a beautiful baby boy—already a big commitment, maybe the biggest of her life. She was married. She had a busy professional life as a FedEx Ground pickup and delivery manager at a local facility in Tennessee. And now Katie had a chance to join Leadership Wilson, a

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December 17, 2014

Driver Impersonation – How to Protect Yourself

 I’ll bet you are one of the millions of people who are increasingly trading the hassle of shopping at a brick-and-mortar store for the comfort of shopping online in PJs. I know I am!With this explosive growth in e-commerce, there are more delivery drivers on the road now than ever before—especially during the holiday season when shipping volume can be double the usual daily amount. With this in mind, FedEx has a reminder for you.

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