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FedEx Busy Day

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are long gone but today may be the busiest day of the year as package deliveries go.

News reports say this year is expected to be the busiest day in history for shipments.

FexEx predicted more than 19 million shipments for today compared to 17.2 million shipments in 2011.

The peak season for FEDEX starts Black Friday and runs into the first week of January.

Local FEDEX Ground Deliverer Jim Elkins starts his day two hours earlier and ends it two hours later during this time.

He says so far this year has been busier than last year due to the influx of people and the explosion of the online industry.

But it's not necessarily the number of packages that keeps him so busy, but the number of stops.

(Jim Elkins, Minot FEDEX Driver) "You see an increase in packages but what is really increasing is the stop count and that is what really is time consuming for our days. You know, we work really really hard and it all pays off in the end."

FEDEX Ground employees have started working Saturdays during the peak season to stay ahead.

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