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FedEx busy around the holidays

By Jim Shannon - bio | email

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - December 13th is traditionally the busiest day of the year for shipping giant FedEx.  16 million shipments are expected to be processed by the Memphis-based courier, more than double their normal shipping capacity.

FedEx had extra employees on hand in stores Monday on the company's busiest day of the year.  In fact, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, FedEx will move more than 223 million packages.

While those numbers seem monumental, Grand Thudium just wants his presents to get delivered on time.

"I've used FedEx for 15 to 20 years.  Never had any trouble," said Thudium.

Here in Baton Rouge, boxes were stacked high for their journey.  Mr. Thudium brought his own packing materials for his shipment, a book en route to Nevada.   He says he could have just ordered it online and had it shipped, but that's not his style.

"Yes it does make a difference, because it's more personal like the gift that I'm sending," added Thudium.  "I've touched that, I wrote the card that's attached to it."

Customers will have until December 17th to send FedEx Ground in time for Christmas delivery.  Last-minute shoppers will have until December 23rd to ship FedEx Express.

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