FedEx History

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  • Federal Express Corp is founded in Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Relocates operations to Memphis, Tennessee.

    Relocates operations to Memphis, Tennessee.
    On the first night of continuous operation, 389 Federal Express team members and 14 Dassault Falcon jets deliver 186 packages overnight to 25 U.S. cities — and the modern air/ground express industry is born.
  • Installs its first drop box.

    Installs its first drop box.
  • Launches COSMOS (Customers, Operations, and Services Master Online System).

    Launches COSMOS (Customers, Operations, and Services Master Online System).
    This was a centralized computer system to manage people, packages, vehicles, and weather scenarios in real time.
  • Federal Express introduces the Overnight Letter

    Federal Express introduces the Overnight Letter
  • The first PC-based automated shipping system, later named FedEx PowerShip®, is introduced.

    The first PC-based automated shipping system, later named FedEx PowerShip®, is introduced.
  • Introduces the SuperTracker®, a hand-held bar code scanner system that captures detailed package information.

    Introduces the SuperTracker®, a hand-held bar code scanner system that captures detailed package information.
  • FedEx launches fedex.com as the first transportation website to offer online package status tracking, enabling customers to conduct business via the internet.

  • Parent company FDX is renamed "FedEx Corporation." Services are divided into companies that operate independently yet compete collectively: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Global Logistics, FedEx Custom Critical, and FedEx Services.

    Parent company FDX is renamed "FedEx Corporation." Services are divided into companies that operate independently yet compete collectively: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Global Logistics, FedEx Custom Critical, and FedEx Services.
  • FedEx Express introduces its first hybrid-electric truck to the delivery fleet.

  • FedEx launches the FedExCup® with the PGA TOUR, also introducing a season-ending competitive element to the schedule.

    FedEx launches the FedExCup® with the PGA TOUR, also introducing a season-ending competitive element to the schedule.