Inside the FedEx Memphis “Super Hub”

FedEx Airbus A310-203F N405FE
photo by Bruce Leibowitz, Flickr

You put your documents into a FedEx package and somehow–as if by magic–they arrive at their destination hours later. You probably don’t really think about the route the package takes from your desk to your recipient’s desk across the country or around the world–and all the steps in between. What you may not know is your package is sorted along with millions of others in the organized chaos of the 800-acre FedEx hub. The company no longer offers tours of their facility to the general public but this video shows how Memphis is the center of this hive of activity.

In this ABC Nightline story, reporter John Donvan sends a cranberry-apple pie from one end of the country to the other. Will it get there in one piece?

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