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A delivery service founded in 1971 as Federal Express Corporation, it adopted the shortened "FedEx" in 2000. Multiple divisions operate in the trucking field: FedEx Freight is their main truckload freight carrier, FedEx Custom Critical delivers high-value cargo, and FedEx Ground ships large and heavy packages.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's FedEx page on 12 April 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

FedEx Corporation is an American multinational courier delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The name "FedEx" is a syllabic abbreviation of the name of the company's original air division, Federal Express, which was used from 1973 until 2000. The company is known for its overnight shipping service, but also for pioneering a system that could track packages and provide real-time updates on package location (to help in finding lost packages), a feature that has now been implemented by most other carrier services.

FedEx Corporation is an import/export company, incorporated October 2, 1997, in Delaware. FDX Corporation was founded in January 1998 with the acquisition of Caliber System Inc. by Federal Express. With the purchase of Caliber, FedEx started offering other services besides express shipping. Caliber subsidiaries included RPS, a small-package ground service; Roberts Express, an expedited shipping provider; Viking Freight, a regional, less than truckload freight carrier serving the Western United States; Caribbean Transportation Services, a provider of airfreight forwarding between the United States and the Caribbean; and Caliber Logistics and Caliber Technology, providers of logistics and technology solutions. FDX Corporation was founded to oversee all of the operations of those companies and its original air division, Federal Express.

In the 1990s, FedEx Ground planned, but later abandoned, a joint service with British Airways to have BA fly a Concorde supersonic jet airliner to Shannon, Ireland with FedEx packages on board, and then FedEx would have flown the packages subsonically to their delivery points in Europe. Ron Ponder, a vice president at the time, was in charge of this proposed venture.

In January 2000, FDX Corporation changed its name to FedEx Corporation and re-branded all of its subsidiaries. Federal Express became FedEx Express, RPS became FedEx Ground, Roberts Express became FedEx Custom Critical, and Caliber Logistics and Caliber Technology were combined to comprise FedEx Global Logistics. A new subsidiary, called FedEx Corporate Services, was formed to centralize the sales, marketing, and customer service for all of the subsidiaries. In February 2000, FedEx acquired Tower Group International, an international logistics company. FedEx also acquired WorldTariff, a customs duty and tax information company; TowerGroup and WorldTariff were re-branded to form FedEx Trade Networks.


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5 June 2015
13-56093 Yvette Green v. Federal Express Corp
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Yvette Green appeals the district court's order denying her motion to certify a class under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b)(1) and (3) of certain California hourly non-exempt employees of Federal Express Corporation who used the FAMIS timekeeping system.
Download 13-56093 Yvette Green v. Federal Express Corp - 276MB - 27:19
9 December 2015
13-56737 Charles Thomas v. Fedex Freight, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an employment discrimination action.
Download 13-56737 Charles Thomas v. Fedex Freight, Inc. - 340MB - 34:13
17 February 2017
15-15441 Kelly Hall v. FedEx Freight, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Kelly Hall and other current and former employees who drove tractor-trailers in their Road-Driver positions, appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of FedEx Freight, Inc. in plaintiffs' diversity action alleging fraud.
Download 15-15441 Kelly Hall v. FedEx Freight, Inc. - 447MB - 38:56




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