Originally Posted by FrankP999
The asset FedEx is managing are planes. I guarantee that the majority of packages leaving your neighborhood are not being shipped to a neighbor, but are headed to various locations across the country. FedEx brings everything to Memphis then re-sorts it so the plane heading back to your neighborhood is full of packages for your area.
And the sorting is not done by humans. It is all high speed conveyor belts and electronic sensors. I saw a piece on 60 Minutes that showed the mad rush every night in Memphis. They unload planes, re-sort, and re-load planes all within an hour. Amazing....
Interesting. That makes some sense then. Still seems it could be more efficient.
My package is back in PA as of a couple minutes ago.