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  • Keep 'Em Flying: Rare Injured Falcon Delivered to Safety

    One night a few months ago, Juan Fonseco, a security guard on duty at the FedEx airport facility in San Diego, noticed a large bird huddled against a fence. He kept an eye on it, but it didn’t fly away. As dawn approached, he decided to take a closer look, and could see that the unusual-looking bird appeared to be injured. Very carefully, Juan wrapped the bird in his jacket (first photo) and with the Harbor Police, made arrangements to get it to safety.

    His visitor turned out to be a peregrine falcon, which was on the Endangered Species list for decades and is now…
  • Ted Carlson Brings Marathon Mentality to Driving Freight

    IMG_0033.jpg Ted Carlson has pursued his passion for driving since the day he drove his first car, which didn’t even have a gas cap!

    The current road driver for FedEx Freight has, over the years, tried his hand at driving just about anything he could get his hands on. From an M1 Tank on patrol in Iraq, loading dock cranes, an array of armored Humvees…he even once tried to drive an Iraqi steamroller to help with road construction! Rewind even a few years further back, and there’s Ted, in the midst of hurricane Katrina relief: It seems that there was a gigantic airport fire truck that nobody knew how to move, so of course, Ted jumps in and figures it out.

    But with Ted, it’s not just variety that motivates him; it’s consistency...
  • Profiles: Women in Aviation

    MMIMG_3545editedcropped.jpg ...FedEx was among the first to hire female pilots and now compares favorably in the number of women pilots we have. We also work hard to make sure women are well represented throughout all our air operations, including maintenance, engineering, and safety.

    FedEx was built on the dreams of many people and will continue to thrive on such dreams. If you’re interested in pursuing aviation as a career, I encourage you to apply all the passion, determination, and hard work needed to reach your goals, just like these team members. To quote Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”...
  • Meet one of our champion drivers, Christy Tolbert

    IMG_0029.jpg If you’re taking a road trip, you want Christy Tolbert on your team. She is one our many outstanding, expert drivers at FedEx Express, with six years of accident-free professional driving under her belt. Her driving abilities recently earned her Rookie of the Year and Grand Champion honors at an internal competition, and earning a spot in the finals at the National Truck Driving Championships.

    Christy’s skills also mean that she is a fantastic navigator, often using her skills of setting landmarks and reference points to help guide her family on camping and fishing trips to parks and recreational areas in Oklahoma...
  • Mode Shift in Freight Transportation

    master_dm_13_005_00_03_07_088_160-110-3-modif.jpg Have you ever heard of “mode shift” in the shipping context?

    It refers to the change in the type of transportation used to move your shipments around. Mode shift is a trend that is often on the agenda at transportation conferences as many shippers choose ocean freight forwarding rather than air cargo freight for intercontinental transportation. The decrease in international air freight market share has been illustrated by FedEx Chairman Fred Smith at various events (see attached picture). While selecting ocean transportation might make sense for the majority of goods for economic reasons, one could wonder whether shipping more high value healthcare products by sea is similarly justified.

    Consultant data suggests...
  • FedEx Trade Networks is a bundle of value for customers

    generic boat shot 2.jpg.jpeg Jack Muhs, the new president and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks, has been on the job since February 2014. A veteran of FedEx Express operations for 27 years, Muhs brings a wealth of international experience to an operating company on the fast track. We caught up with him in his Memphis office to get his thoughts on his new responsibilities.
  • August 7th, 1989: “T-Day” - Flying Tigers Makes FedEx an International Force

    Tiger Ad-sq-sm.jpg A quarter-century ago today, Flying Tigers joined forces with Federal Express to become the world’s largest full-service, all cargo airline. Included in the acquisition were routes to 21 countries, a fleet of Boeing 747 and 727 aircraft, facilities throughout the world and Tiger’s expertise in international airfreight.

    On August 7th, 1989 Bill Logue became a FedEx operations manager at the Boston ramp. Today, he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight. Like many who worked on “T-Day”, he remembers that first day well:
  • Technology, Process Change, and Leadership (repost)

    IMG_3205.jpg This post originally appeared on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Center for Aviation & Aerospace Leadership blog:

    Organizations constantly seek to increase quality, productivity and efficiency. When deployed effectively, technology helps us eliminate wasted time and materials, increases efficiency, and improves service.

    While incorporating technology into our operations is one of our biggest opportunities as leaders, it also presents one of our biggest challenges. Having the latest technological programs and gadgets at our disposal doesn’t do much for our operations if we’re not adequately prepared to make use of them. If our processes are outdated and full of inefficiency, redundancy and sometimes even counterproductive activity, technology may illuminate the situation but it certainly cannot resolve it.
  • FedEx Commits to Wellness

    Vernita After.jpg FedEx is dedicated to the well-being of its employees. That’s why, in June 2014, we teamed up with Healthways, a leader in well-being improvement, to offer personalized tools and resources at no cost to our employees. The Healthways Well-Being Program includes the Healthways’ Well-Being Assessment (WBA), an online Well-Being Connect™ account with access to a personalized Well-Being Plan with tips and goal tracking tools and other resources such as recipes, meal plans, and articles.
  • Making INROADS at FedEx

    INROADS-logo.jpg INROADS is a non-profit organization designed to provide paid internships for excelling, diverse undergraduate students. The program is structured so that the selected students intern each summer during their undergraduate career at the same corporation to acquire the skills and support that they need to be successful in management after graduation. The students work closely with an advisor from INROADS and a corporate mentor at the company for which they are interning to learn and grow. After graduation, INROADS students are fully prepared to enter the workforce, and many of the students continue to work for the company they interned for during their INROADS program. And this is where FedEx becomes involved.