FedEx Busy Day - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

FedEx Busy Day

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Mixed Reviews on CP Rail Grain Changes

    Mixed Reviews on CP Rail Grain Changes

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:53:41 GMT
    A 100-car grain train pulled in to CHS SunPrairie in Minot today.
    A 100-car grain train pulled in to CHS SunPrairie in Minot today.
  • Driver Identified in Collision with Train

    Driver Identified in Collision with Train

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:52:12 GMT
    The driver killed in an August 1st collision with a train has been identified.
    The driver killed in an August 1st collision with a train has been identified.
  • Congressional Staffers Inspect Bakken

    Congressional Staffers Inspect Bakken

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:46:31 GMT
    15 state and national congressional staffers spent time this week, inspecting the Bakken region to find out how North Dakota's natural resources can impact public policy.
    15 state and national congressional staffers spent time this week, inspecting the Bakken region to find out how North Dakota's natural resources can impact public policy.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.