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FedEx Had Busiest Day in a 40-year History Today

fedexMEMPHIS -– FedEx had its busiest day in a nearly 40-year history today, December 12, 2011. The company moved approximately 17 million shipments – almost double its daily average volume – through its global networks.

To handle the surge, FedEx added 20,000 seasonal positions at FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx SmartPost and offered additional shifts to current team members working at facilities around the country.

"There's an extraordinary amount of technology and precision that is in place at FedEx to ensure packages get to their destinations before Christmas," said John Dunavant, vice president of the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee.

"At the Memphis hub alone we will see up to three million packages speed down 42 miles of conveyor belts on our busiest December day, each one scanned an average of 23 times to ensure we know where our customers' shipments are at any given time. And as busy as we are in Memphis, FedEx hubs and stations around the world are feeling the holiday surge as well."

Published December 12, 2011

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