Having worked for various parcel delivery firms I know that the drivers of these companies are always under a lot of pressure to get the goods delivered as fast as they can. I also know that the drivers really do their very best to drive as safely and steady as they can, all the while making sure your parcel gets there on time. But when you are one of the biggest delivery firms in the world you are bounds to suffer from a few crashed vans and accidents. And that is where this post comes into it. Please note that I am as sure as I can be that no-one was harmed in these examples and the drivers carried on in their jobs like the true professionals they are…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Interesting Facts About Fedex
10 – When I told the driver to pop it round the back, I was not expecting this!
FACT: FedEx shipped a giant snowball from Wisconsin to a lucky child in Memphis because it was on his wish list! Cool.
9 – The driver was told to ditch the last delivery.
FACT: Fedex deliver all sorts of vehicles, from classic Ferraris, worth millions of dollars, to the yacht for the U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team, and a Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter weighing 11,000lbs!
8 – They need a “This way up” on all their vans!
FACT: The first FedEx Office which opened in Santa Barbara in 1970 was so small that the copier was rolled out on the sidewalk during busy times to accommodate walk-up customers!
7 – The dangers of driving in the snow i guess, but we want our parcels rain or shine!
FACT: It is thought that Fedex has helped to deliver over a million differant species of animals! From ducks, sharks, puppies and cats.
6 – Fedex don’t do short-cuts!
FACT: The winner of the 2012 National Truck Driving Championships is FedEx Freight driver Don Logan!
5 – Fedex can’t do Limbo dancing, but they can deliver on time!
FACT: It was FedEx that transported the “Phoenix” capsule, a device used to aid in the rescue of 33 miners who were trapped for nearly ten weeks in a Chilean mine! And they did it in less than 24hrs.
4 – If Fedex Delivered ducks….
FACT: Since 2005, FedEx Freight has delivered over 120,000 free live Christmas trees to military troops and their families across the U.S.
3 – What if I told you that it drove up there!?!
FACT: Fedex employs 14 Dassault Falcon jet pilots which is more jet pilots than 80% of the countries in the World air forces have!
2 – When I told them to deliver it through the letter box this is not what I had in mind!
FACT: Did you know that it was FedEx that delivered Jaws! Well they did in 1974, it was a 13-foot tiger shark from Florida, in a 15-foot casket to Martha’s Vineyard where the film was shot!
1 – Door to door delivery…literally!
FACT: It was FedEx Freight that shipped a 3,000 lb Spirit of Liberty Bell from Bryn Mawr to Fort Hood, Texas, for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation. And they did it in under 48hrs.