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FedEx Corporation
Type Public (NYSEFDX)
Founded 1971
Headquarters Flag of the United States Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Key people Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, CEO
Alan B. Graf Jr., EVP/CFO
T. Michael Glenn, EVP-Marketing
Robert B. Carter, EVP/CIO
Industry Air Courier
Products See complete products listing.
Revenue $36 billion USD (2007)
Operating income $3.276 billion USD (2007)
Net income $2.016 billion USD (2007)
Employees 275,000 (2006)
Subsidiaries FedEx Kinko's, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Custom Critical, FedEx Supply Chain, FedEx Trade Networks, FedEx Services
Website www.fedex.com
FedEx MD-11
FedEx MD-11

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History

The company was founded as Federal Express in 1971 by Fred Smith in Little Rock, Arkansas. The company moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1973 after Little Rock airport officials would not agree to provide facilities for the fledgling company's airplanes.[citation needed] The name was chosen to symbolize a national marketplace, and to help obtain government contracts.[citation needed] The company began operations on April 17, 1973 with a network of 14 Dassault Falcon 20s which connected 25 U.S. cities, but expanded greatly after airline deregulation in 1978. The company operates much of its U.S. overnight freight through its Memphis hub with other hubs at Indianapolis, Fort Worth, Oakland, Newark, Anchorage, Paris, Subic Bay, Toronto, and Miami. A mid-Atlantic hub is current under construction at Greensboro and is schedule to be completed in 2009. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Fred W. Smith (born August 11, 1944) is the founder of Federal Express, or FedEx, the first overnight express delivery company in the world, and the largest in the United States. ... Little Rock redirects here. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Dassault Falcon 20s at RIAT 2005. ... President Jimmy Carter signs the Airline Deregulation Act. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. ... Fort Worth Alliance Airport (IATA: AFW, ICAO: KAFW) is located 14 miles (23 km) north of Fort Worth, Texas. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC)[2] is the major airport in the United States state of Alaska located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of the worlds principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... Subic Bay International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Look ng Subic) or SBIA (IATA: SFS, ICAO: RPLB) serves as a secondary airport and a main diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... Toronto Airport redirects here. ... , Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as PTIA or just PTI) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem in North Carolina. ...


Between 1984 and 1986 the company operated a fax service known as Zapmail. Fax transmission was offered to customers as a means to expedite delivery of documents. Eventually judged a commercial failure, it resulted in a $320m write-off.[1] This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Fax (disambiguation). ... In accounting, writing off is the expensing of a balance sheet asset that has no future benefits. ...


In August 1989 the company acquired Flying Tigers, an international cargo airline. In its purchase of Flying Tigers, the company inherited the former's U.S. military transport contract and carried passengers between the continental United States and overseas military installations until October 1992[citation needed]. In January 1998, Federal Express acquired Caliber System, Inc, which owned Roadway Package System, Roberts Express, Viking Freight, and Caliber Logistics. When these companies combined, the new organization became known as FDX Corp. The name "FedEx" had been a popular, if unofficial, abbreviation for Federal Express for several years before the company chose it as its primary brand name in 1994. The new identity was revealed to the world on June 24, 1994. The "Federal Express" name was eliminated entirely in 2000, when FDX Corporation changed its name to FedEx Corporation and adopted the tagline "The World On Time".[2] In 2000, FedEx and the USPS signed a 7-year contract to carry all the USPS overnight and high-priority mail throughout the FedEx system. The postal contract has recently been extended until 2012 and USPS continues to be one of the largest customers for FedEx.[citation needed] Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Flying Tiger Line, also known as Flying Tigers, was the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States and a major military charter operator during the Cold War era for both cargo and personnel (the latter with leased aircraft). ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Roadway Package System was a small package shipping company started by Roadway Services and headquartered in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. ... A USPS Truck at Night A U.S. Post Office sign The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States and is generally referred to as the post office. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The original Federal Express logo designed by Richard Runyan in 1973 used until name change in 1994

In 2001, FedEx acquired American Freightways,[3] a leading[citation needed] less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, and combined them with Viking Freight to create FedEx Freight. In February 2004, FedEx bought Kinko's, a Dallas-based chain that provides copying/printing and business services, for $2.4 billion, in a similar move to the UPS acquisition of Mail Boxes Etc. Image File history File links Federal_Express_Logo. ... Image File history File links Federal_Express_Logo. ... This article is about the year. ... American Freightways (AF; now known as FedEx Freight East) was founded in 1982 by the late Sheridan Garrison. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FedEx Kinkos storefront FedEx Kinkos is a chain of stores that provide printing, copying, and binding services. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... Mail Boxes Etc. ...


In 2005, FedEx Express began expansion of its Indianapolis hub, which by its projected completion in 2010 will be one of the largest FedEx Express hubs.[citation needed] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In May 2006, FedEx acquired the assets of Watkins Motor Lines, a leader[citation needed] in long-haul LTL freight transportation for $780 million cash. The purchase allowed FedEx to provide more choices for heavyweight deliveries. The company has been rebranded as FedEx National LTL, and is part of the Fedex Freight segment. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In December 2007, the Internal Revenue Service of the US 'tentatively decided' that FedEx Ground Division might be facing a tax liability of $319 million for 2002, due to misclassification of its operatives as independent contractors. Reversing a 1994 decision which allowed FedEx to classify its operatives that own their own vehicles, the IRS is auditing the years 2003 to 2006, with a view to assessing whether similar misclassification of operatives has taken place. FedEx denies that any irregularities in classification have taken place, but is facing legal action from operatives claiming benefits that would have accrued had they been classified as employees.[4] Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Seal of the Internal Revenue Service Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        IRS redirects here. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Due for completion in 2008 is the new Asian-Pacific Superhub in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Southern China; replacing FedEx Express' current hub in Subic Bay, Philippines and increasing service levels and demands in Southern Asia.[citation needed] 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG) (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, Peoples Republic of China. ...


In its advertising, the company made famous the line "Absolutely, positively" for their overnight service; the original phrase was "When it absolutely, positively has to get there overnight." Another slogan, "Relax, it's FedEx", is well recognized.[citation needed] For several years the company promoted the slogan "Don't panic", particularly on buttons. Throughout Europe, the marketing tag line is "whatever it takes".[citation needed] One major exception is Interior Alaska outside of Anchorage or Fairbanks local areas. Overnight packages are transferred to the United States Postal Service and then shipped either parcel post or first class mail with no tracking ability. FedEx marks the tracking of these items as "Delivered to customer" when the USPS receives the items. // Advert redirects here. ... Dont Panic may be: A catchphrase from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. ... For other uses, see Button (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Next big thing redirects here. ...


Major competitors include UPS, DHL, and TNT, in addition to post office organizations around the globe. United Parcel Service, Inc. ... A DHL Boeing 757 at Cologne/Bonn Airport. ... Old design Royal TPG Post wall box TNT N.V. is a global express and mail delivery services company with headquarters in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. ...

A FedEx Express delivery truck, showing the dual branding—both "FedEx" and "Federal Express"—the company used from 1994 to 2000
A FedEx Express delivery truck, showing the dual branding—both "FedEx" and "Federal Express"—the company used from 1994 to 2000

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (850x448, 96 KB) Summary A FedEx Express delivery truck in a shopping center parking lot in Redwood City, California. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (850x448, 96 KB) Summary A FedEx Express delivery truck in a shopping center parking lot in Redwood City, California. ...

Operating units and logos

FedEx is organized into operating units, each of which has its own version of the wordmark, designed by Lindon Leader of Landor Associates, in 1994. In all versions, the Fed is purple. The Ex is in a different color for each division. The corporate wordmark uses a grey Ex. The original "FedEx" logo saw the Ex in orange; it is now used as the FedEx Express wordmark. The award winning[citation needed] FedEx wordmark is notable for containing a hidden right-pointing arrow in the negative space between the "E" and the "X". A fictive wordmark illustrating how typographic treatment and color can make a name more visually memorable. ... This article is about the color. ... Color is an important part of the visual arts. ... Division may mean: Division (mathematics), the opposite operation to multiplication. ... Achromatic redirects here. ... The orange, the fruit from which the modern name of the orange colour comes. ... In art, negative space is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. ...

  • FedEx Express - The original overnight courier services, FedEx Express provides delivery of goods, from envelopes to freight. It has the largest civil aircraft fleet in the world, and the world's largest fleet of wide bodied civil aircraft, including the Airbus A300, Airbus A310, and McDonnell Douglas DC-10, MD-10 and MD-11 models. It was the launch customer for the freight version of the superjumbo Airbus 380F, but canceled its order due to production delays. It has now ordered Boeing 777F aircraft, which will be the new flagships of the FedEx fleet. FedEx Express's ontime to delivery error rate is lower than 2 errors per 10,000.[citation needed] Logo color: orange.
  • FedEx Ground - Guaranteed day-definite delivery at a cost savings as compared to time-definite FedEx Express. Originally started delivering primarily to businesses, but now offers services to consumers and small businesses through its website, FedEx Kinko's, and other outlets. Uses a large fleet of trucks which are owned by the independent owner/operators and drivers are independent contractors who control individual delivery routes and territories. Formerly Roadway Package System (RPS).[citation needed] Logo color: green.
    • FedEx Home Delivery - A division of FedEx Ground specializes in residential delivery with standard operating hours of 9am-8pm Tuesday through Saturday offering delivery options to provide flexibility for residential recipients. The logo is that of FedEx Ground, but often includes a drawing of a dog carrying a package known as spot.com.[citation needed] Currently, FedEx Home Delivery only operates in the United States, and is not yet available in Canada. To make up the difference, FedEx Ground in Canada performs the business deliveries, as normal, as well as the residential deliveries, that FedEx Home Delivery would usually take.
    • FedEx SmartPost - Consolidates parcels from merchants such as e-commerce and catalog companies, and delivers them for "last mile" residential delivery via the US Postal Service. Formerly the independent company Parcel Direct until FedEx acquired them for $120M in 2004.
FedEx Ground delivery truck
FedEx Ground delivery truck
  • FedEx Freight - Less than truckload (LTL) and other freight services. FedEx is one of the larger LTL carriers in the US, behind market leaders YRC Worldwide, and Con-way. Logo color: red.
    • FedEx Freight East - Formerly American Freightways.
    • FedEx Freight West - Formerly Viking Freight.
    • FedEx National LTL - Formerly Watkins Motor Lines.
    • FedEx Freight Canada - Formerly Watkins Canada Express.
    • Caribbean Transport Services - Up until 2003, a part of FedEx Trade Networks. Provides airfreight forwarding services between the U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and other Caribbean islands.
FedEx Kinko's
FedEx Kinko's
  • FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko's) - The retail arm of the corporation. The logo color is blue, the same as that of FedEx Custom Critical, but it also includes the name Office in purple after FedEx, and also comes with an asterisk-shaped logo (known as the 'Beacon') of three deltas (each green, orange, and blue, representing Ground, Express, and Office, respectively), converging and forming a purple triangle in the middle, representing FedEx Corporation. (The official letterhead contains this at the upper right of the FedEx Kinko's name.) Formerly an independent company, it was simply known as Kinko's.
    • FedEx Office and Print Centers - Provides business services—including printing, copying, and Internet access—in addition to FedEx shipping.
    • FedEx Ship Centers - Provides a central location for FedEx customers to deposit their packages for shipping, also offering a self service photocopy and fax machine, office products for packing and shipping, boxes and packaging services. Formerly, these locations were named FedEx World Service Centers.
  • FedEx Custom Critical - Delivers urgent, valuable, or hazardous items using trucks and chartered aircraft. Freight not accepted for transport includes perishable food, alcohol, livestock, household goods, hazardous waste and money.[5] Drivers are independent contractors. Service in Mexico uses interline carriers. Formerly Roberts Cartage or Roberts Express. Logo color: blue.
    • Passport Transport - Transports cars, especially those of high value.
    • White Glove Services - Handles high-value or sensitive freight which may require special handling, extra security, or temperature controlled transport. For example, bacteria cultures, temperature sensitive medications, and certain food items[6] can be transported at the temperature intended by the shipper.
    • Air Expedite - Formerly known as CharterAir. Specializes in same and next day delivery of freight, including Saturday delivery.
  • FedEx Trade Networks - Provides services relating to customs, insurance, and transportation advice. Formerly C.J. Tower & Sons, then Tower Group International. Logo color: yellow.
  • FedEx Supply Chain Services - Provides logistics services including Critical Inventory Logistics, Transportation Management Services, Fulfillment Services, etc. Formerly Roadway Logistics System, then Caliber Logistics. The logo color is platinum, the same as the corporate logo.
  • FedEx Services - Provides marketing and information technology (IT) services for the other FedEx divisions. The logo color is platinum, the same as the corporate logo; headquartered in Memphis, TN.

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FedEx in the European Union

It was announced on 18th December 2006 that FedEx Express had bought the courier company ANC for £120 million.[7] ANC operated as a separate entity, but accepting and delivering FedEx's shipments, until 17th September 2007 when it was renamed as FedEx UK. The acquisition brought about an extra 35 sort locations for FedEx in the UK. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


Fedex will operate cargo flights to Manchester Airport starting in September 2007 using an MD11 which will operate from Memphis to Manchester then onto Paris CDG and returning direct from CDG to Memphis.
The Stansted operations will still comprise of a direct flight from Memphis to Stansted and back to Memphis. It will also see the introduction of a flight from Indianapolis also using an MD11.
It has also been announced that FedEx will start operations from Newcastle Airport in the North to its European hub at Charles De Gaulle Airport, from Paris, the cargo can be flown to almost anywhere in the world. The Newcastle flights themselves will be operated by Farnair. Fedex also operate cargo flights to Lisbon airport. Federal Express redirects here. ... For City Airport Manchester, UK, see City Airport Manchester. ... For other uses, see September (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... History After seven years of planning and construction, CDG began service on March 8, 1974. ... History After seven years of planning and construction, CDG began service on March 8, 1974. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the Kent parish of Stansted. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the Kent parish of Stansted. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... This article is about the airport in England, for other airports with this name, see Newcastle Airport (disambiguation). ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (French: A roport de Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), serving Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centers, as well as Frances main international airport. ... Federal Express redirects here. ... Portela Airport, also known as Lisbon Airport (IATA: LIS, ICAO: LPPT), is located within the city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. ...


Environmental Initiatives

In 2003, FedEx Express began introducing hybrid electric/diesel vehicles into its worldwide fleet. Currently FedEx operates over 100 such vehicles worldwide. The most common of these vehicles is a hybrid version of FedEx's standard "W700" 14-foot delivery truck. 88 hybrid W700's operate in various US cities (New York, NY; Portland, OR; Tampa, FL; San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA; Chicago, IL; Memphis, TN; Ann Arbor, MI and Washington, D.C.).


Additional hybrid vehicles operate in Tokyo, Japan; Toronto, Canada; and Turin, Italy. [8] [9]


Research and development

The gray oval Northrop Grumman Guardian pod can be seen on the belly of this FedEx MD-10 between and just aft of the main landing gear
The gray oval Northrop Grumman Guardian pod can be seen on the belly of this FedEx MD-10 between and just aft of the main landing gear

In 2003, FedEx partnered with the Department of Homeland Security and Northrop Grumman to develop and flight test an anti-missile system, the FXE Northrop Grumman Guardian that could be deployed on commercial airliners, to protect them from terrorist attacks such as occurred in the 2003 Baghdad DHL shootdown incident. FedEx supplied an MD-11 and a leased 747 for the flight test phase. They then became the first air carrier to deploy the Guardian on a commercial flight in September, 2006, when it equipped one of its MD-10 freighters with the pod,[10] and subsequently equipped eight more aircraft for evaluation purposes.[11] FedEx MD-11 during flight test program of the Guardian, which can be seen mounted to the belly aft of the wings. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ... FedEx MD-11 during flight test program of the Guardian, which can be seen mounted to the belly aft of the wings. ... The DHL shootdown incident in Baghdad occurred on 22 November 2003, aboard an Airbus A300B4-203F cargo plane, registered OO-DLL, operating on behalf of DHL. At around 10,000 feet, the aircraft was hit by a missile which resulted in the loss of its hydraulic systems. ...


Political donations

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, FedEx Corp is the 21st largest campaign contributor in the United States. They have donated over $21,124,184 since 1990, 45% of which went to Democrats and 55% to Republicans. Strong ties to the White House and members of Congress allow access to international trade and tax cut debates as well as the rules of the business practices of the United States Postal Service. In 2001, FedEx sealed a deal with the USPS to deliver all of the post office's overnight and express deliveries.[12] The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and the effect of money on elections and public policy. ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ...


In 2005, FedEx was among 53 entities that contributed the maximum of $250,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.[13] [14] [15] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Online

The domain fedex.com attracted at least 73 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a Compete.com study.[16]


Motorsports

  • From 1997 to 2002, FedEx was the title sponsor of Champ Car World Series when it was known as CART. The series was known as the CART FedEx Championship Series, which led to the official "Champ Car" designation in reference to the fact they were the FedEx Championship.
  • FedEx became the sponsor of the #11 NASCAR Nextel Cup Toyota owned by Joe Gibbs Racing in 2005. FedEx uses four (predominantly black) paint schemes to showcase its different products (Express, Freight, Ground, and FedEx Kinko's), and in 2005 also ran a special scheme to promote a charity event at the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament.
  • FedEx sponsors the Formula 1 Team McLaren. The two cars on the team are driven by Lewis Hamilton of Britain and Heikki Kovalainen of Finland. Prior to that FedEx has sponsored Ferrari, Benetton (now Renault) and Williams F1.

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Funding for FedEx

Fredrick W. Smith's grandfather was a steamboat captain and his father built a bus system that led to the southern Greyhound Bus system.[17] This gave Smith a seeming history and influence to do something with travel and business. The original funding for FedEx came from an investment of 4 million dollars that he inherited from his father. Venture capitalists gave Smith 80 million dollars to help him purchase his first Dassault Falcon planes. His college professors rejected his initial idea, but the venture capitalists that backed him with the large sums of money seemed to have more faith in him. Smith's company didn't always go as well as planned, however. Postal companies held a monopoly that prevented FedEx from delivering packages, and also airline regulations restricted the size of the planes which they could fly. Smith was so desperate in 1973 that he flew to Las Vegas and won $27,000 at a blackjack table and wired it back to his company.[17] Image File history File links Acap. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...


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  12. ^ Donor Profiles
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  15. ^ "Some question inaugural's multi-million price tag", USA Today, 2005-01-14. Retrieved on 2008-05-25. 
  16. ^ Fedex.com attracts 73m visitors annually
  17. ^ a b Foust, Dean, Frederick W. Smith: No Overnight Success, Business Week, September 20, 2004
  • Bartiromo, Maria, The Inspiration Behind Federal Express: A Central Hub, <http://www.rd.com/columnists/maria-bartiromo/the-inspiration-behind-federal-express/article28892-1.html>. Retrieved on 30 October 2007 
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