How Overnight Shipping Works

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    FedEx 767, Fedex a300, Allegiant Airlines Md-83, Prime Air video courtesy PDX aviation
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  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions  11 months ago +2469

    Hey I hope you enjoy this new video (and the new logo!) As always, this video wouldn't exist without Squarespace's support so make sure to check them out!

    • GWDeathscythe18
      GWDeathscythe18 8 days ago

      Really awesome video, gave me a very nice intro to how these companies work. I have just one suggestion, which is to write out #s / figures when saying each company has X number of planes, Y number of routes, etc. The visual will definitely help stick better, thanks!

    • Cal Garian
      Cal Garian 13 days ago

      Just because a FedEx aircraft sits for a long period of time on the ground doesn't mean it is not utilized. They do aircraft maintenance, ground crew training and other stuff on the aircraft when the plane is away from Memphis.

    • they are out there WE KNOW
      they are out there WE KNOW 14 days ago

      Wendover Productions hey just wanna let you know I’m from Kentucky and it’s not pronounced like that it’s just a little Louisville! Louuuuuville pretty much people kill me pronouncing it!

    • JC JC
      JC JC 21 day ago

      Will do. Excellent voice. Always better to slow down just a wee bit sometimes, I believe

    • Alvin Hew
      Alvin Hew 2 months ago

      +mike watters I mean the planes and sorting machines can still operate at day, though the last step, i.e. delivery to ur doorstep should be carried out at suitable times.

  • Mouse Cop
    Mouse Cop Day ago

    Oh yeah yeah

  • kelvin de jesus
    kelvin de jesus Day ago

    I actually work for fedex in Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 SDQA

  • Larry Panus
    Larry Panus Day ago

    Thanks for the update I will be there is no idea how much I love you and miss you so much baby I love you so much baby I love you so much baby I love you so much and I hope you have a good day at work at the moment and will be in touch soon with a really crazy stuff and eat some food

  • largol33t1
    largol33t1 2 days ago

    This video is not exaggerating anything. i used to work at the central Texas hub for FedEx and it's so long it takes me a good 2 minutes to walk to my assigned loading bay. They ship an INSANE number of packages in just two hours. And no, we don't use cranes or mechanical equipment other than a conveyor belt. It's just old fashioned muscle power. A few things: pack your stuff and make sure it's well cushioned. FedEx employees are constantly under pressure to move the cargo and meet their deadline. They can't be gentle with the boxes. It simply is not reality. If you buy from Amazon, they use the worst, flimsiest boxes and the most pathetic "packing tape" imaginable. I've lost count how many times their boxes pop open and delay me because I have to retape the crappy, box. And they do not care about the weight: Amazon will pack even a 30-lb item in a box that clearly cannot support the weight. Sometimes, I pick up the box and the bottom falls out!
    Also, try to center your load if it's small. This protects it from the weight of other boxes. We have to stack from the bottom of the trailer clear to the ceiling. Then comes the biggest nightmare: car parts. If you got your package on the trailer first, I guarantee you, you will have the weight of 10' of boxes AND a Ford truck bumper on top of it. Make sure your box can take some abuse. Sorry, can't do anything if Amazon picks a crappy box for your $500 electronics. Which is why I don't buy electronics from them any more! LOL.

  • Zach Z
    Zach Z 3 days ago

    Me: Dear Leader, Can you please ship me a box full of Moranbong Band CDs and kimchi? While your at it, please send me Ri Sol Ju and Kim Yo Jong, each in their own wooden crate . Just ship them to Pittsburgh via DHL.
    Kim Jong Un: I'm sorry, I will not ship my wife or sister to the American Bastards so they can be raped. I might send you some kimchi though.

  • SunFlower
    SunFlower 3 days ago

    This video made me dizzy

  • Stinky Whizzletooth
    Stinky Whizzletooth 4 days ago

    All this so I can get my fleshlight delivered overnight :)

  • V42
    V42 4 days ago

    Fred smith pioneered a lot of this

  • b0v1k7x B
    b0v1k7x B 5 days ago

    I can send a package across the country in 5 days and I can send that same package across town in 5 days. WTFover!!!

  • devilzwishbone2013
    devilzwishbone2013 5 days ago

    Whilst watching this video i just thought....
    ... And people bitch about the pollution and carbon footprints from commercial flights
    Lets hope there isnt a fosil fuel shortage or spike in oil prices

  • Selig
    Selig 5 days ago

    I believe in Fedex! In less than 24 hours my time in Switzerland, my package went from here to Texas USA! The fastest shipping ever from Europe to the US I’ve ever seen. The receiver and i couldn’t even believe it lol.

  • soslothful
    soslothful 5 days ago

    It would be interesting to know how packages are sorted at the hubs.

  • V3ntilator
    V3ntilator 6 days ago

    DHL have overnight delivery from Norway to New York in less than one day.

  • Mark James
    Mark James 6 days ago

    Can you imagine the federal government doing this?

  • Brian Crawford
    Brian Crawford 6 days ago

    I wonder where the FedEx and UPS planes go to from here in Fresno. Over a million people in the metro area and over 4 million in the valley. One carrier has a 757 and the other a 767 so good sized planes. That many people and those sized planes make me think they're going to Memphis and Louisville instead of just up to Oakland

  • Forward Flower
    Forward Flower 6 days ago

    Yet it took UPS 15 days to mail my package from Louisiana to Kentucky

  • Brenda Killon
    Brenda Killon 7 days ago

    If they know how many sitting hours they have
    They can have planes sent to nearby airports and do a few full flights

  • lexzbuddy
    lexzbuddy 7 days ago

    I have worked for several engineering firms over the years. They have all been terrible at stock and logistics. They really could learn a lot from these companies.

  • 아지 완Ajiwan
    아지 완Ajiwan 7 days ago

    why doesnt they just ship iit from one place all the way to the other place. it will only need one plain and also its just faster and makes me more sense. you dont need to go here then there, then make it into a boat or car.

  • Mal-2 KSC
    Mal-2 KSC 7 days ago

    Your background music sounds like the solo jam section in the middle of Peter Frampton's _Do You Feel Like We Do_.

  • Lion Celica
    Lion Celica 7 days ago

    My Dad even stopped off in Anchorage on his way to Vietnam in 1971. Jungle gear offered no warmth in Alaska though, so he was glad to get to the heat and humidity of southeast asia by the time he got there.

  • Crypto NWO
    Crypto NWO 8 days ago

    I had to watch this.. Canada Post cheeses me

  • 04dram04
    04dram04 8 days ago

    What a time to be alive

  • maye
    maye 8 days ago

    There has to be flight delays and weather situations for cargo planes as well, right? What happens then?

  • Dan McVideos
    Dan McVideos 8 days ago

    what if fed ex was here back in the 17 hundreds god i will be waiting years for packages

  • WikidBoi
    WikidBoi 8 days ago

    SoUnDs LiKe SaNtA

  • I Kill Naggers
    I Kill Naggers 8 days ago

    and none of this would matter if people were just patient

  • discoveryman59
    discoveryman59 9 days ago

    Most of the time IT NEVER WORKS!!!

  • god body
    god body 9 days ago

    There are videos on TVclip for literally anything

  • steveinkentucky
    steveinkentucky 9 days ago

    Metro-Louisville is over a million people. Small city? Memphis is about the same.

  • barillius
    barillius 9 days ago

    @ 9:02 ---- "... on their longest routes so that they can ~~recuperate~~ their high purchase price ..." What the fuck? "Recuperate"? You sure you want to use that word there? Try "recoup".

  • Avation Geek
    Avation Geek 10 days ago

    Did that UPS truck just drive on the grass

  • LeRenz_
    LeRenz_ 10 days ago

    "How overnight shipping works"
    It doesnt

  • Cornbreadddd
    Cornbreadddd 10 days ago

    I should be studying.

  • Jay Starr
    Jay Starr 10 days ago +1

    10:06 That's my package on the left side of the screen. Then one that's not moving.
    *" We're sorry, but you package has experienced an exception. "*

  • Pyroslav x
    Pyroslav x 10 days ago +1

    Love the vids and pics of over-Mexico-border-delivery-service by homemade aeroplanes, most are made from scrap stuf collected from some automobile junkyard ;-)
    I hope i will have patience and willpower to make and fly a similar flying-deathtrap someday!!!
    Just for fun, no illict business, (as i live in Slovenia, EU, borders are "open" anyway ;-)

  • Mark Ryan
    Mark Ryan 10 days ago

    Why am I watching this?

  • Leendert Meriman
    Leendert Meriman 10 days ago

    lol.. try to get a christmas card from Australia to Europe Denmark.. it takes OVER A MONTH to get delivered (no joke) also packages disappear halfway through and never get delivered. (happened two times). So we do not send things by mail anymore.

  • Fever
    Fever 10 days ago

    Ok but why are they doing all this for us?

  • tigris
    tigris 10 days ago

    When you live in australia :(

  • VJ Rei
    VJ Rei 10 days ago

    They have a software that calculates all the traffic and know where to send the package and on what plane, just like Google Maps knows where is the best route for you. They sure have a HUGE supercomputer making all those calculations and managing statistics, including with trucks.

  • manga669
    manga669 10 days ago

    I wonder how amazon does it ?? 🤯


    This was a cool video! Until 10:10 when you decided to start talking about unrelated crap I didn't come here for.

  • Shifttube
    Shifttube 10 days ago

    damn prim air will take off prb grt rid of ups and fedx soon

  • All Hail SQUAA
    All Hail SQUAA 10 days ago

    my package came in while watching this

  • jhg dvSDv
    jhg dvSDv 10 days ago +1

    I thought the title read “How overnight snipping works lol

  • Marshall Mayhem
    Marshall Mayhem 10 days ago

    overnight shipping is a lie, they already have the products in the holding containers within the country, their just charging you more for something that's already there

  • darealrobertmcd
    darealrobertmcd 11 days ago

    Great video. As a Memphian I would like to add that Fred Smith did not pick Memphis as it's superhub just because it's central. He's from the Memphis area and even attended school at the University of Memphis

  • Michael B
    Michael B 11 days ago

    Great video. Very clear and well explained