FedEx employees are working around the clock to make sure packages get to people in time for Christmas.
Time is running out to ship out those gifts for the holidays, and shipping companies are working around the clock to make sure packages arrive smoothly and on time.
While many ground transportation shipping deadlines have passed to get packages in before the holidays, express shipping is still fair game. FedEx was the original express transportation company, and the company’s major hub is located in Memphis, Tennessee.
"Express is for shipments that are absolutely, positively critical, and have to be there in a very definitive time period," said FedEx Vice President of Global Operations Control Donna Cook.
At the 24/7-staffed Global Operations Control Center, aircraft dispatchers, meteorologists, and other specialists do all the planning for shipments, and the busiest time of the year inevitably calls for a lot of planning.
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