FedEx Then and Now

By Robert Mark on May 24th, 2007

I remember sitting in the tower one morning at Milwaukee Mitchell Field probably 25 years ago looking at a pair of Falcon 20s sitting together on the ramp. At one point I watched a truck drive up and start loading box after box on board.

“Whose Falcons are those?” I asked.

“Some company called Federal Express,” came the reply.

How times have changed as you’ll see in this YouTube video called “25 Hours of FedEx Flight Operations.”

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One Response to “FedEx Then and Now”

  1. Eric Says:

    I work for DHL. Having said that…I am reading a great book called “DRIVING CHANGE: The UPS approach to Business”. It was designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of UPS. As a competitor of UPS, I read it out of respect, plus an understanding of what makes them tick culturally. This particular book is also good though at tracking the pure history of the parcel express business in America.

    I recommend it as a good read. Fedex started the overnight parcel business. UPS started the ground parcel business. I the last 20 years services have merged and blurred so that all do pretty much the same. However understanding the CORE businesses of UPS, FDX, and DHL are worth considering if you buy from these carriers. This is especially true on international.

    Eric

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