posts tagged with FedEx Custom Critical

Supporting those who go the distance

It’s 4:30 a.m. and I’m standing on a dark street in downtown Akron waiting for three FedEx Custom Critical trucks to arrive. In just over an hour the street I am standing on will be buzzing with excitement and crowded with people talking and stretching. It’s race day. The Akron Marathon will be starting soon and FedEx Custom Critical plays a large role in ensuring a positive race experience for the nearly 13,000 runners expected.

Elephants Just Want to Have Fun

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Of course, elephants want to have fun but it’s not something I ever thought about until I got the call from The Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

We’ve donated our transportation and logistics services to the Zoo before by moving animals for them. Most recently we moved giant panda Tai Shan to China. Surprisingly, this request was for us to ship pickle barrels.

The pickle barrels are being used as part of an enrichment program for the Zoo’s Asian elephants. The Zoo said environmental enrichment provides a...

The View From the Driver’s Seat of a Sea Turtle Rescue Truck

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The husband and wife driving team of Ron and Margaret-Mary Shellito are at the wheel of a FedEx Custom Critical truck for the sea turtles rescue effort. They have more than 26 years of experience driving FedEx Custom Critical trucks, with a focus on transporting temperature-controlled shipments. Between them, they have driven more than eight million miles without an accident.By Margaret-Mary Shellito Friday, July 9 – Morning

Gulf Coast Turtle Rescue: Looking for Turtle Tracks

A team posted in the Gulf explains how they're able to track turtles all the way to their nests and then mark and protect the site prior to relocating the nests.

"No Regular Tractor Trailers"

The FedEx Custom Critical truck transporting turtle eggs from the Gulf of Mexico is equipped with features including satellite tracking, self-inflating tires, temperature control, and backup power -- all meant to move the turtles safely and smoothly to their new home. Driver Ronald Shellito walks through the technology and shares his pride in being able to help.