Started in 1965 and based on a structure created in a student’s term paper (upon which he received an average grade) outlining a system to accommodate urgent, time-sensitive shipments such as medicine, computer parts and electronics. Using planes to send these shipments quickly was a revolutionary idea, and one that started to set a standard in “express” shipping.
Here at Western, we work with FedEx Express and FedEx Ground. Two entities, one company, which sometimes confuses people. The name “FedEx” is actually a parent company for a handful of services:
- FedEx Express
- FedEx Ground
- FedEx Global Logistics
- FedEx Custom Critical
- FedEx Services
Above all else, FedEx is fast and has superior tracking (highly detailed). I tend to trust them with high value items, shipments where timely delivery is the most important factor, and for International Express shipping.
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