FedEx takes on winter with its own weather team

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Updated Dec 13, 2015
FedEx takes on the challenging winter holiday rush with a team of meteorologists.FedEx takes on the challenging winter holiday rush with a team of meteorologists.

There’s nothing feeble about Old Man Winter when it comes to keeping trucks on the road during the busy holiday season.

FedEx has taken no chances and relies on its own meteorological team to keep up with weather events around the world.

A staff of 15 forecasters are on duty 24/7 providing daily weather reports that help keep the global shipping company producing some impressive results.

FedEx reports that its FedEx Ground division delivers 83 percent of its packages in three days or less, and that FedEx Ground is nearly 27 percent faster than UPS.

“Even during the roughest of winter weather, the FedEx weather team keeps millions of holiday packages moving safely each and every day,” said FedEx spokesperson Ashley Allen.

“The many storms the team has dealt with have made them effective and efficient when it comes to getting ahead of the weather.”

The FedEx meteorology team serves the company’s Express airline and ground operations for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight.

“They are frequently called on for weather briefings for high-impact events worldwide to assist in protecting the corporation’s people, assets and brand,” Allen said.