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FedEx Foresees a Record Holiday Volume — up 8.8% Over 2013

October 23, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

FedEx Corp. is forecasting another record holiday season, with expectations it will deliver more than 290 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas Eve — an 8.8 percent increase in overall year-over-year peak seasonal volume.

The season is expected to be bolstered by three volume spikes throughout December, occurring the first three Mondays of the month, with each anticipated to surpass 20 million in volume.

Dec. 15 is projected to be the busiest day in company history, with a forecasted 22.6 million shipments moving around the world. Peak projections are included in FedEx earnings guidance for FY15.

“Our more than 300,000 dedicated team members around the world, combined with our continued investment in our powerful and flexible global networks, position FedEx to once again deliver outstanding customer service this holiday season,” said Frederick W. Smith, CEO of FedEx Corp.