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  • FedEx Accused of Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Drugs for Online Pharmacies

    07/17/2014 9:52:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Andrew Blankstein and Pete Williams
    Federal Express was indicted Thursday on federal charges alleging that it distributed prescription drugs and other controlled substances to people that the company knew had no prescriptions on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies. "We want to be clear what's at stake here: The government is suggesting that FedEx assume criminal responsibility for the legality of the contents of the millions of packages that we pick up and deliver every day,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, a senior FedEx official. “We are a transportation company -- we are not law enforcement. We have no interest in violating the privacy of our customers. We...
  • 1 of 6 victims shot at FedEx facility remains critical; dead suspect identified as a baggage handler

    04/29/2014 3:15:36 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 25 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04-29-2014 | Marcus K. Garner
    A 19-year-old baggage handler, who was armed ‘like Rambo,’ opened fire on his co-workers at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw early this morning, injuring six people, before killing himself. The gunman has been identified as Geddy Kramer. Cobb County police say the man walked into the FedEx warehouse on Airport Road and opened fire. Six men and women between the ages of 19 and 52 were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where one of them remains in critical condition. Geddy is reportedly a 2013 graduate of North Cobb High School.
  • Atlanta-area FedEx shooter carried assault rifle, knife, bandolier 'like Rambo'

    04/29/2014 9:56:01 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 47 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04-29-2014 | Associated Press
    KENNESAW, Ga. — Police say two people are in critical condition after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, injuring six people in all. Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce also says the suspected gunman worked for FedEx as a package handler. He was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound about an hour after someone called 911 early Tuesday. One employee of the package sorting facility in Kennesaw north of Atlanta said the gunman had an assault rifle, a knife and bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo." The gunman's identity has not been released.
  • Six (or more) wounded in shooting at FED EX Atlanta.

    04/29/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT · by machogirl · 157 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | 04-29-14 | Eden Godbee
    Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene of a suspected workplace shooting in Kennesaw. According to reports, the shooting happened at a Fed-Ex facility at 1675 Airport Road. Authorities are searching for the shooter or shooters, at this time. According to crews on the scene, authorities have secured the entire area to safely search and apprehend the suspect or suspects. Officials from Kennestone Hospital say they've received six patients from the shooting. Injuries range from minor to serious. Kennestone is a Level II Trauma Center. A spokesperson from Fed-Ex released a statement saying: "FedEx is aware of the situation....
  • Group Tied To Dem Sen. Attacks Triple Amputee Vet: “You Should Have Lost More Than Your Limbs”

    04/02/2014 4:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | April 1, 2014 | Jeff Rainforth
    Update: After I posted this story, one of the people harassing Airman Kolfage left a threat on his Facebook page. According to Airman Kolfage, the person is Darren Remington, an employee of FedEx. The ingredients in the comment are for making homemade C4.Last year I wrote an article about former union director Janet Vrostos who told Iraq War vet Brian Kolfage, “I hope you all lose your limbs and die.” Brian lost both legs and an arm in the war. Now it seems that Janet’s friend, Jackie Millinor, an important volunteer with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s reelection campaign, started a...
  • The Drone That Shot Down the Feds

    03/22/2014 7:47:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3-21-14 | David Feith
    Hong Kong Jeff Bezos at Amazon hasn't done it. Nor has Fred Smith at FedEx FDX +0.21% or Scott Davis at UPS. No American CEO has persuaded Washington to relax its chokehold on commercial drone use in the United States. But this month a 29-year-old Austrian entrepreneur living here in Asia broke Washington's drone monopoly, winning a court case that may clear the way for drones to deliver packages to your doorstep. Overseas and at home, the U.S. government has pioneered the use of drones for military, intelligence and law-enforcement purposes. But while other countries have applied drones—usually smaller, simpler,...
  • FedEx Posts 3Q Miss, Blames Bad Weather for Weak Volumes

    03/19/2014 6:10:43 AM PDT · by mykroar · 2 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Reuters
    <p>FedEx Corp , the world's No. 2 package delivery company, posted lower-than-expected results on Wednesday and forecast a weaker full year profit view, saying it was significantly hurt by winter storms.</p> <p>Shares of the company were down 1.14 percent at $136.99 Wednesday before the markets opened.</p>
  • Late Deliveries and Misplaced Blame

    12/30/2013 12:06:01 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 30, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Many are complaining this week – mostly the typically anti-business leftists, who can never resist a chance, legitimate or not, to attack the private sector – because some presents weren’t delivered by Christmas. Some are even calling for class-action suits, perhaps because they think that this certain type of predatory lawyer needs a stimulus program. Now, it should be obvious that there’s no conspiracy by the private sector to sadden spouses and children or to defraud businesses. A lot of orders were placed at the last minute, more than the transportation network could handle. We could leave it at that....
  • UPS, FedEx snags delay Santa's sleigh

    12/25/2013 10:45:09 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 47 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/25/2013 | Scott Mayerowitz
    NEW YORK -- Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx. The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems. The holiday shopping period this year was shorter than usual, and Americans' tendency to wait until the last possible second to shop probably didn't help either.
  • Watch FedEx worker THROWING dozens of packages into a truck

    07/26/2013 7:04:18 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 July 2013 | Ryan Gorman
    A FedEx worker spotted in Midtown Manhattan this week might want to consider trying out for the Olympics. A driver for the eponymous shipping company was spotted Wednesday throwing packages into her truck like shot put balls. She even appeared to give lessons in proper throwing etiquette to another person who wanted in on the package tossing fun. The two can even be seen laughing at one point in the video uploaded to YouTube. The FedEx employee is initially seen throwing stacks of shipping boxes into the truck while her cohort appears to be keeping her makeshift shotputs in a...
  • End of an Era: FedEx Becomes Last Major Carrier to Retire Boeing 727

    06/21/2013 10:26:17 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 36 replies
    FedEx Newsroom ^ | June 21, 2013 | none
    MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 21, 2013 — For 35 years, Boeing 727 aircraft were a reliable workhorse for the world’s largest express transportation company. Today, the venerable 727 narrow-body freighter closes an enduring chapter in aviation history as FedEx becomes the last major carrier to retire the aircraft from service. The retirement is part of the company’s aircraft modernization strategy.
  • Now Obama targets your FedEx, UPS packages

    03/19/2013 9:21:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/19/13 | staff
    The Obama administration is demanding the nation’s two biggest shipping companies police the contents of Americans’ sealed packages, and a FedEx spokesman is warning that the move “has the potential to threaten the privacy of all customers that send or receive packages.” FedEx and UPS are in the Justice Department’s cross-hairs for not flagging shipments of illegally prescribed drugs the companies say they had no way of knowing were in their possession. Criminal charges could be coming against the carriers, even though the government has not alleged any deliberate wrongdoing by the companies. FedEx spokesman Patrick Fitzgerald said his company...
  • Mass. mom sues FedEx for giving suspected drug dealers her address

    03/01/2013 11:29:15 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    CBS ^ | 03/01/2013
    A Massachusetts woman is suing FedEx claiming the company put her safety at risk and violated her privacy, CBS Boston reports. A package containing several pounds of marijuana mistakenly arrived at the doorstep of Maryangela Tobin, a package she thought was a birthday present for her daughter. "There were candles, pixie sticks and peppermint, and something we thought was potpourri," she said. But the vacuum packed bags beneath were narcotics and Plymouth police called the company to flag the package saying the recipient could be a risk. But an hour later, Tobin says a man was knocking at her front...
  • Homeowner: UPS employee caught red-handed stealing Christmas gift

    12/23/2012 12:38:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    KHOU ^ | 12.23.2012 | Jeff McShan/KHOU
    HOUSTON -- Sitting in front of his computer, Al Alverson said he couldn't believe what he saw when went back to look at surveillance video recorded from a camera he had installed above his front door three years ago. Wednesday, he and his wife Sandra Alverson were expecting two Christmas gifts that they had purchased online to be delivered, but when they got home, one of them -- delivered by Federal Express -- wasn't there. They thought it was strange because the delivery company emailed them a notification confirming the package had been dropped off earlier that morning. "It said...
  • Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini (FedEX Pkg) And Get Caught

    12/21/2012 10:35:11 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Kevin Smith
    Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini And Get Caught Kevin SmithDecember 21, 2012 Earlier today a video leaked via Reddit of a UPS driver stealing a package from the front porch of a home. The package contained an iPad mini, a Christmas present for the homeowner's daughter. The package had been dropped off earlier by a FedEx delivery person but a UPS delivery guy came up, inspected the package and walked off with it. The act would have gone unpunished had the homeowner not installed a camera at his doorstep. The video has since been removed from YouTube...
  • What Is FedEx Telling Us About The Global Economy?

    12/20/2012 5:51:08 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 12-20-2012 | Cullen Roche
    What Is FedEx Telling Us About The Global Economy? 12/20/2012 3:04 AM Cullen Roche Everyone always thinks that Alcoa kicks off the earnings season, but I donÂ’t see it that way. The real earnings season kicks off with FedEx who usually reports well in advance of Alcoa and gives us a much more meaningful look into the state of the economy. So whatÂ’s the global bellwether telling us? Here are some of the key highlights from their earnings report yesterday and the conference call: â–  Guidance for the full-year was in-line with expectations after last quarterÂ’s big cut. That could...
  • Fedex to cut thousands from workforce

    10/11/2012 4:26:03 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 41 replies
    France24.com ^ | Oct. 10th 2012 | nonwe listed
    AFP - Fedex, the global delivery company, said Wednesday it was planning to cut "several thousand" people from its workforce via a voluntary departure program beginning early next year. Company chairman Fred Smith said at an investment conference in Memphis, Tennessee, that the cuts would come in the company's Fedex Express global express delivery service, and in the US unit, Fedex Services.
  • FedEx says economy is worsening, cuts outlook

    09/18/2012 7:29:42 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 31 replies
    LA times ^ | 9/19/12 | Associated Press
    FedEx Corp. says the global economy is worsening and it's cutting its forecast for the fiscal year ending in May. The world's second largest package delivery company also said Tuesday that net income for the current quarter ending in November should fall well below last year's quarter. The stock lost about 2 percent in premarket trading. The Memphis, Tenn. company now expects to earn between $6.20 and $6.60 per share for the full fiscal year, compared with a previous forecast of $6.90 to $7.40 per share. FedEx is seeing a drop in demand for more expensive priority services. As the...
  • FedEx CEO: Observers 'Completely Underestimate' What The Export Slowdown Is Doing To China

    09/18/2012 6:54:22 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-18-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    FedEx CEO: I'm Amused Watching Observers 'Completely Underestimate' What The Export Slowdown Is Doing To China Joe WeisenthalSep. 18, 2012, 4:51 PMEarlier today, FedEx reported weak guidance on slowing global growth. Its stock ended down about 3%, and the transport stocks were generally big laggards. Because FedEx is considered to be such a bellweather for economic activity, its earnings are closely watched by a broad range of folks, not just FedEx investors. In that light, the comments by CEO Fred Smith on the company's call are fascinating (via Cullen Roche). First is his comment about the global economic situation: global...
  • FedEx Is One Of The World's Biggest Bellwethers, And It Just Cut Its Forecast

    09/04/2012 3:41:50 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-4-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    FedEx Is One Of The World's Biggest Bellwethers, And It Just Cut Its Forecast Joe WeisenthalSep. 4, 2012, 5:20 PMinShare.2 One of the best economic bellwethers just cut its forecast. Here's the release: ----------- FedEx Corp. (FDX) today announced that earnings for the first quarter ended August 31, 2012 are expected to be in the range of $1.37 to $1.43 per diluted share, compared to $1.46 per diluted share last year. The company’s original first quarter forecast was for earnings of $1.45 to $1.60 per diluted share. Earnings during the quarter were lower than originally forecast, as weakness in the...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover - 6/3/12 - 1230ET on FoX

    05/31/2012 9:03:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 5/31/12
    Dover, The Monster Mile. The Grinder. Sunday. if it don't rain.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Apple Has Destroyed 490,000 American Jobs

    05/04/2012 4:57:06 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 202 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 1, 2012, 12:02 PM | Eric Platt and Ben Duronio
    After taking heat for shipping jobs to China and contracting to employers with questionable labor conditions, Apple (rather publicly) took credit for creating more than half a million jobs in the U.S. 514,000 to be exact.  That figure included nearly 50,000 employees in its retail network and its corporate headquarters, where products are designed. But it also included FedEx and UPS employees who deliver its products and employees at Corning who make glass for iPads and iPhones. So Apple basically counts anyone vaguely associated with the company or its products as a job that Apple created. But what about the...
  • The Incredible Shrinking Postal Service

    03/18/2012 10:21:29 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 15, 2012 | Peter Hannaford
    Let's say you own a store with a good clientele, but sales have been slipping in recent years. A new store with new products has faster service at lower prices and is open 24/7. You're losing money. What do you do?
  • FedEx vows to track down delivery man who tossed computer monitor over fence

    12/21/2011 5:01:20 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2011 | Daily Mail
    FedEx has vowed to track down the deliveryman who was caught on video carelessly tossing a computer monitor over a fence during a delivery. Company spokeswoman Shea Leordeanu would not say what would become of the employee once they find him, but added: 'This won't be his best day.' The hilariously sad clip of a FedEx delivery man chucking the computer monitor has attracted nearly 200,000 viewers on YouTube in a single day, many of whom expressed fears that their holiday packages would be treated with the same regard.
  • The Post Office May Shut Down This Winter Unless Congress Authorizes A Bailout

    09/05/2011 6:03:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/04/2011 | Zeke Miller
    “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.” But unless Congress steps in, bankruptcy will. The New York Times reports that unless the House and Senate take drastic action in the next few months, one of the nation's oldest institutions — which employs 574,000 Americans — may be forced to shut down. A combination of labor costs and a declining number of packages and letters has the United States Postal Service running short on cash. The independent government agency will be unable to make a $5.5 billion payment to its employee healthcare...
  • Lockout at Canada Post – What It Means To Customers

    06/15/2011 2:00:48 PM PDT · by Clive · 4 replies
    Lockout at Canada Post – What It Means To Customers2011/6/159; Mail Deposit and Delivery All mail processing plants and letter carrier depots are closed and all facilities have been secured. No new mail will be accepted. Large volume mailers cannot deposit or receive mail. Mail Delivery is suspended to all addresses served by letter carriers represented by the CUPW (Urban). Some mail delivery will continue over the first few days of the lockout to clear mail remaining in the system in suburban and rural areas where delivery employees are represented by a different bargaining unit. Street Letter Boxes, mail slots...
  • FedEx CEO:Let's end our need for oil(Hey Fred,how's those batteries operating lately in the cold?)

    02/02/2011 11:15:46 AM PST · by bestintxas · 43 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/2/11 | fred smith
    Every day more than 285,000 FedEx team members deliver some 7 million packages to 220 countries. Every 24 hours our aircraft fly 500,000 miles, and our couriers travel 2.5 million miles. We accomplish this with 670 aircraft and 70,000 motorized vehicles worldwide -- nearly every single one of which is fueled by oil, the lifeblood of today's mobile, global economy. We are all dependent upon it, and that dependence comes at a significant cost. U.S. armed forces expend enormous resources protecting chronically vulnerable oil transit routes and infrastructure around the globe. Oil dependence influences U.S. foreign policy, requiring us to...
  • Topeka zoo says hippo might have to be sent to California by Federal Express

    12/12/2010 11:28:42 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies
    fox4kc ^ | December 11, 2010
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials at the Topeka Zoo say delays in getting a hippopotamus shipped to a zoo in San Francisco might mean the 5,500-pound animal will have to be shipped through Federal Express.
  • This is supposed to be funny?

    12/11/2010 8:54:18 PM PST · by mylife · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Yuoutube ^ | 12/11/10 | Lindt Lindor Chocolate
    Lindt Lindor Chocolate commercial
  • Missing radioactive rods found by FedEx

    11/26/2010 4:10:20 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Nov. 26, 2010 | Jordan Steffen
    The shipment sent from Fargo, N.D., to Knoxville, Tenn., posed little threat, but its misplacement underscores the need to track low-hazard materials that could be used in small-scale terrorist attacks, experts say. Reporting from Washington — A shipment of radioactive rods used for medical equipment that went missing Thanksgiving Day was found Friday in Tennessee by the shipping company FedEx. Though the materials posed little threat to the public, the misplaced shipment underscores the need to track low-hazard materials that could be used in small-scale terrorist attacks, experts say. The rods, used to calibrate quality control in CT scans, contain...
  • FedEx Searching for Radioactive Shipment That Vanished Between N.D. and Tenn.

    11/26/2010 11:26:39 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 26, 2010 | Diane Macedo
    FedEx reports that a shipment of radioactive rods used in medical equipment has vanished while being sent from North Dakota to Tennessee. FedEx spokeswoman Sandra Munoz says the rods, which are used for quality control in CT scans, were being returned to their manufacturer in Knoxville, Tenn., from a hospital in Fargo, N.D. Three shipments left the hospital earlier this week, but only two arrived at their destination. "We're looking for that third one," Munoz told FoxNews.com. Based on tracking information, FedEx is focusing its search in the Tennessee area, Munoz said, but as a normal precaution the company alerted...
  • FedEx earnings more than double, plans 1,700 layoffs

    09/16/2010 3:59:11 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 20 replies
    dailyfinance.com ^ | 09/16/10 | Melly Alazraki
    Shipping company FedEx (FDX), often viewed as a bellwether for the economy, reported that its fiscal first quarter earnings more than doubled to $380 million, or $1.20 per share, from $181 million, or 58 cents per share, it earned a year ago. But results were a penny shy of analyst expectations and shares fell nearly 3% in premarket trading. "Strong demand for our services resulted in higher volumes and better revenue per shipment at FedEx Express and FedEx Ground," said Chairman, President and CEO Frederick Smith. "This increased demand comes from improved global economic conditions," he added, as well as...
  • VIDEO: UPS v. FedEx

    09/09/2010 12:47:25 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/9/2010 | Brown Bailout
    Federal Express opposes what they say is a congressional effort to tilt the package delivery market in favor of UPS and against the consumer. FedEx says this is a "Brown Bailout." UPS is a unionized, FedEx is not. This is one of several videos that attempt to explain the controversy.
  • UPS vs. FEDEX: Ultimate Whiteboard Remix (UPS unions can't win in busines so they clear the field)

    You may have heard the UPS is in quite the political fight with FEDEX. Though both are package-delivery companies, they're governed by totally different federal labor rules. As a result, UPS's workforce is much more heavily unionized than FEDEX's—and more than twice as expensive. So now UPS is trying to get FEDEX reclassified under federal law as a way of screwing a competitor. That's horrendous, but it also makes a sick kind of business sense. And it also reveals the real villain: A government that is big enough to absolutely, positively guarantee it can screw any business. Overnight. "UPS Vs....
  • Leader of Diamond Hijacking Crew Sentenced in Federal Court to 32 Years in Prison

    05/22/2010 6:43:46 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 393+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 20, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York
    PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HECTOR RIVERA was sentenced today to 32 years in prison for leading a robbery and extortion crew that targeted diamond businesses and shipments from the Diamond District in midtown Manhattan. United States District Judge HAROLD BAER, JR., also ordered RIVERA to forfeit $2.93 million in criminal proceeds. According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial: RIVERA was the leader of a robbery and extortion crew that operated primarily in the Diamond District in midtown Manhattan from at least 2003 through December...
  • Fedex May go Union soon.

    04/21/2010 11:08:44 AM PDT · by Cold Heart · 12 replies · 801+ views
    Overheard Fedex delivery guy 30 minutes ago
    Fedex delivery guy told union store clerk they were very close to going union. Union store clerk told them good luck.
  • Face of Defense: Guardsman Uses Civilian Skills to Improve Convoy Routes

    02/19/2010 4:41:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 244+ views
    CAMP ADDER, Iraq, Feb. 19, 2010 – An Oregon National Guard member, who is a line-haul driver for FedEx in his civilian job, is helping to improve the convoy routes for military logisticians in Iraq. Army Sgt. Maj. Ted Carlson, the brigade operations sergeant major for the Oregon National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is using his civilian skills as a line-haul driver for Federal Express to develop more efficient convoy routes for troops serving in Iraq. Courtesy photo provided by 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "I was asked to assist with developing...
  • Vanity: FEDEX VIRUS: I CANT GET RID OF ONE

    02/12/2010 5:42:43 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 45 replies · 1,099+ views
    self | 02/12/2010 | Racebannon
    HELP! I AM LOGGED ON and I cant find the source of random e-mails that I am supposed to be sending. The message I keep getting is: This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed. 179586@corp.ds.fedex.com it is from pastmaster@corp.ds.fedex.com
  • Martha Coakley backs plan to unionize FedEx

    01/15/2010 9:43:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1,378+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 16, 2010 | Jay Fitzgerald
    Amid a hard-fought Senate race, Democratic candidate Martha Coakley tried to rev up union support yesterday by pledging to support organizing efforts of FedEx carrier workers across the country. Appearing at a Watertown rally with more than 100 Teamsters, Coakley promised to “level the playing field” for some FedEx workers now banned from unionizing under the federal Railway Labor Act.
  • UPS' hybrid-electric vans reduce fuel use by 29%, cost per mile by 15%

    01/04/2010 3:40:31 PM PST · by decimon · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Autoblog Green ^ | Jan 4, 2010 | Sam Abuelsamid
    UPS and its competitors at FedEx and DHL have all been testing a variety of hybrid drive delivery vans for several years now. Recently, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory completed a twelve-month evaluation of six hybrid vans being used by UPS in the Phoenix, Arizona area and the results were good. Very good, in fact. After twelve months of operation, the hybrid vans averaged 28.9 percent lower fuel consumption than similar conventional diesel vans. Even with the extra cost of the hybrid vehicles, the overall cost per mile was cut by 15 percent.
  • Child flown home by FedEx passes away

    12/22/2009 6:16:01 AM PST · by uptoolate · 19 replies · 1,269+ views
    HarrisonDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:07 AM | CELIA DEWOODY
    Child flown home by FedEx passes away By CELIA DEWOODY celiad@harrisondaily.com Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:07 AM Jada Harper, a little girl whom people in this community and across the nation had taken to their hearts, has died. The terminally ill child was flown home from Texas this fall on a special medical flight paid for by FedEx Freight so she could spend her last days with her family, Click image to enlarge CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Jada Harper enjoys a horseback ride last spring, before her illness was diagnosed. The seven-year-old daughter of Savannah and Jason Surface passed away at...
  • White-Collar Jobless Join FedEx, UPS For Holidays

    12/19/2009 8:26:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 572+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | December 19th 2009
    White-Collar Jobless Join FedEx, UPS For Holidays By SAMANTHA BOMKAMP, AP Transportation Writer December 19, 2009 Ed Gullo never thought he'd be on this side of a package delivery. Gullo, 61, of Newburgh, N.Y., is driving a truck for FedEx during the holiday shipping rush that started after Thanksgiving. Gullo is no veteran truck driver. He's a news writer with experience at ABC and CNN, who found gigs hard to come by in the weak economy. FedEx and UPS, the world's two largest package delivery companies, hire thousands of extra workers every holiday season, usually college students and 20-somethings. This...
  • White-collar jobless join FedEx, UPS for holidays

    12/19/2009 1:11:51 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 18 replies · 741+ views
    WKRN Nashville, TN. ^ | 12/19/2009 | WKRN Nashville, TN.
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) - Ed Gullo never thought he'd be on this side of a package delivery.</p> <p>The 61-year-old from Newburgh, N.Y., is driving a truck for FedEx during the holiday shipping rush that started after Thanksgiving.</p> <p>Gullo is no veteran truck driver. He's a news writer with experience at ABC and CNN, who found gigs hard to come by in the weak economy.</p>
  • New Electrification Coalition Calls for 75% EV Proliferation by 2040

    11/29/2009 2:52:11 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 67 replies · 1,426+ views
    Futurecars.com ^ | November 16th | Aaron T
    In brief: This new coalition of members of the electric vehicle community, infrastructure, and more proclaim that the U.S. needs to have 75% of its light-duty vehicle miles go electric by 2040. They officially released their report titled Electrification Roadmap, which outlines a vision for the deployment of EVs and infrastructure on a national scale. Members of the coalition include GridPoint, INc., Coda Automotive, Nissan Motor Company, Johnson Controls, FedEx, and A123 Systems. Everyone in the coalition produces vehicles, infrastructure, or components for the EV industry. That 75% goal would mean 200 million cars being replaced by electrics in only...
  • UPS -vs - FedEx Analogy of What Unions are Doing to America

    11/11/2009 2:38:55 AM PST · by coon2000 · 26 replies · 2,091+ views
    Prepare to hear the Obamanites scream their rebuttals...
  • Redskins address their biggest problem -- rogue signage!(hilarious)

    10/27/2009 8:21:32 PM PDT · by khnyny · 10 replies · 700+ views
    Sports.yahoo.com ^ | October 27, 2009 | Doug Farrar
    If the Redskins keep running their team as they are, we're going to have to do a Washington-only offshoot of Shutdown Corner, dealing with nothing but the exploits of Danny "Commodus" Snyder's Declining Roman Empire. There are a lot of great stories in the NFL this year, and it's not our intent to ignore or shortchange them, but geez ... how do you not whack hanging sliders like these over the wall? Dan Steinberg of the indispensable D.C. Sports Bog put up a post today based on signs he picked out of various garbage cans outside FedEx Field. The signs...
  • Three states may sue FedEx for labor violations (Dem war on FedEx)

    10/21/2009 2:47:30 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies · 688+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/2009 | By Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three U.S. states said on Tuesday they plan to sue FedEx Corp, accusing the second-largest U.S. package delivery company of violating labor laws by illegally classifying drivers as independent contractors rather than employees to save money. The attorneys general of New York, New Jersey and Montana intend to begin litigation against FedEx Ground Package System Inc after October 27, saying the unit of Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx has caused a "serious injustiice."... Anne Milgram and Steve Bullock, the attorneys general of New Jersey and Montana, joined Cuomo in the litigation threat. In a statement, FedEx said it...
  • FedEx flies terminally ill girl home

    09/27/2009 6:19:30 AM PDT · by uptoolate · 42 replies · 2,344+ views
    harrisondailytimes.com ^ | Saturday, September 26, 2009 6:08 AM | CELIA DEWOODY
    Because of caring people and a caring company, a terminally ill little Green Forest girl was flown home Friday by air ambulance from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, so she can spend her last days surrounded by the people who love her most. Jada Harper, who turned seven on Sept. 1, has an inoperable malignant tumor in her brain and is in a coma with a ventilator doing her breathing for her. She has been at the famous cancer center in Houston since July, but her situation is now at the point not much else can be done...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 September 2009 (Obama on 4 of 5)

    09/20/2009 4:58:45 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 405 replies · 18,454+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 September 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, September 20th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Bertha Lewis, chief executive officer of ACORN; Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; Fred Smith, chairman and chief executive of FedEx Corp.; Steve Odland, chairman and chief executive of Office Depot Inc.; John Chambers, chairman and chief executive of Cisco.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): President Barack Obama; House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.FACE THE NATION (CBS): President Barack Obama.THIS WEEK (ABC): President Barack Obama.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): President Barack Obama; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,...
  • Morning Market Report

    09/17/2009 6:21:51 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 12 replies · 590+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/17/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The weekly jobless claims just came out and they hit another recent multi month low. This week the number of new jobless claims came in at 545,000. Last week it was 550,000 and so a trend might be forming. It also bodes well for the monthly jobs number that will come out the first Friday in October. Markets had a great day yesterday. All were up in the neighborhood of 1%. That followed near across the board gains around both Europe and the Far East. This morning, however, markets look to open rather flat. The futures of all three indices...