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According to the Pittsburgh Technology Council FedEx has a network of
more than 500 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery
terminals and delivers more than 1.8 million packages each day
throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. FedEx Ground has of
workforce man than 36,000 employees and independent contractors,
including 2,000 at its headquarters in Pittsburgh. The company
reported annual revenue of $2.7 billion in fiscal year 2002.
Source: Pittsburgh Technology Council
FedEx Ground is the fastest growing, small-package ground carrier in
history and the second largest in North America. FedEx Ground,
formerly RPS, delivers approximately 1.5 million ground packages each
business day to customers throughout North America via 35,000
employees and independent contractors, and a network of 369
In a recent article FedEx Keeps Delivering dated April, 16 2002,
BusinessWeek Online discusses FedEx Ground.
A short excerpt from the article:
After pouring more than $800 million into FedEx Ground for new
shipping hubs, sorting technology, and package-tracking systems, the
investment is paying off. In the most recent quarter, FedEx Ground
took in revenues of $668 million, up 26% from last year's $529
million. Operating income was $69 million, a 283% increase. That
helped offset a downturn in FedEx's larger overnight-express business,
which recorded operating income of $145 million, down 9% from 2001, on
flat sales of $3.78 billion.(..)FedEx Ground, which delivers an
average of 1.7 million packages every day, isn't close to the size or
efficiency of UPS, with its more than 13 million daily deliveries.
According to the International Express Carriers Conference FedEx
delivers more than 3.1 million packages every working day.
International Express Carriers Conference Website
Federal Express, the largest express transportation company in the
world, delivers 2.5 million packages to 211 countries every day. FedEx
began in 1973, providing an express transportation service for small
packages. Over the years, the small packages became boxes of all sizes
and shapes. In the U.S. alone, the FedEx fleet drives a distance of
2.5 million miles daily. The company moves by air 45 million pounds a
month. On average, each FedEx delivery van makes 150 stops a day.
Couriers begin making deliveries as early as 6:30 a.m.
FedEx delivers +packages a day
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