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Wendover Productions (1 year ago)
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!
Tinfu Yiu (1 month ago)
I dont know if you can see this message, but I really wanted to know how these logistics companies sort addresses and deliver the goods in the most efficient way. Cheers. Keep up on the good work!
Rockslide (2 months ago)
Very much enjoyed the video, but your logo seems dated, as in the 1980s.
GWDeathscythe18 (2 months 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 (2 months 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.
Cupid (9 hours ago)
6:08 I stopped listening after he said "Earth's curvature"
Jon Stolte (4 days ago)
Another example of this is UPS ships packages from Madison WI to Milwaukee that end up in Southwestern WI.
Jon Stolte (4 days ago)
This is why Stevens Points WI is major hub in the Midwest.
Jon Stolte (4 days ago)
I've driven past the Louisville airport and work for UPS. Can confirm all of this.
Tristana Kazame (6 days ago)
Im just waiting for my package 📦 and know im watching this at 4 am
Pat W (6 days ago)
Real content here 👌🏻
Chad B (7 days ago)
It would be so cool to take any random item and be able to track where all the parts came from and how long it took to get to you
Ahly J (8 days ago)
My packages were coming efficiently and I was pissed off for nothing.😅
Wolf Akatsuki (11 days ago)
If it comes so fast why hasn't my hoodie came yet and I order it back in January
Henrik Nilsen (12 days ago)
So this is what happens with my overnight parts from Japan
Alex_LsX (11 days ago)
Doorkicker C.M.P. (12 days ago)
Same day delivery is more badass.
baba yaga (12 days ago)
you're going to have to come up with a new plan, the democrats are going to eliminate airplanes in 10 years.
Noah Nadeau (13 days ago)
When you live in Greensboro and fedex is the only way for you to get on a half as investing video lmao
R. Rod. (15 days ago)
... Ain't no mountain high ain't no body low...
Christoph (17 days ago)
and/or less cars
BryanSWAGGBEAST (18 days ago)
You are totally correct! I just ordered a Razer Phone 2, and apparently it is coming from Honk Kong and it's first destination in the U.S was Memphis, Tennessee!
Lucas Harrison (18 days ago)
can someone tell me what Released by destination customs means?
I've Been Holding On (19 days ago)
who here is waiting for a package and got bored enough to search this video?
b3108 (21 days ago)
“Shipping” by AIR. I’m just trying to get my head around that point. XD
bill hill (23 days ago)
All this and they kick the USPS straight in the nuts on price. Routinely 30% or more cheaper...
Liam Tahaney (24 days ago)
And yet a single snowflake falls, and my package gets four days delayed
Toyota4runner TrdPro16 (26 days ago)
USPS overnight .. costs more , guaranteed by 11am-3pm 1-2 days later
Pearl the rebel (26 days ago)
My package has been in Texas for 4 days now and it’s supposed to get to me on Wednesday. I’m in Pennsylvania. I have amazon prime and it was supposed to be 2 day shipping. It went from Austin, to Pflungerville, to Fort Worth, to now Dallas. I’m scared it’s never gonna get here
Francis Guison (27 days ago)
Put Doraemon's "Dokodemo" Door 🚪 there will be no problem at shipping anywhere around the World. 🌎🗺️ If & Doraemon only exist. 😂 🤔😏🐱 https://filipiknow.net/doraemon-gadgets/amp/#1_The_8216Anywhere8217_Door_Dokodemo_Door
Geographer 4 fun (27 days ago)
I don't care how cheap alligaint is with older planes.. I will only fly with newer ones , I always check tail # online....
Cragscleft (27 days ago)
This whole concept is one big assfucking of future generations with all that CO2-release, just so people can get their packages faster.
Nefff (27 days ago)
No wonder we have global warming...
Weto Low (1 month ago)
fedex had a near death experienced, but came back to life...all thanks to UPS for not being collective with their employees.
MWB Gaming (1 month ago)
3:30 you mean to tell me that FedEx actually does put every package in their ass before bringing it to you?
Bexxxeyy (1 month ago)
For short . AIRPLANES
Last Earthbender (1 month ago)
But do they deliver to destination fucked?
Ty Steib (1 month ago)
James Stimpson (1 month ago)
I thought the best way to dispose of a body was to post it to yourself via DHL. You’re sure never to see the thing again.
dale caldwell (1 month ago)
Memphis is also Fred Smith's home town.
Cody Chamberlin (1 month ago)
Ok seriously, is this guy from Anchorage, because it shows up in damn near every single video
EnchantedGamer9 (1 month ago)
Aye. I live in Memphis.
Adam Greaney (1 month ago)
just saying you would say presque Isle in one word presqueIsle up north that's how we pronouns it
MajkaSrajka (1 month ago)
Their tree-like structure with redundancies reminds me of Roman army :)
Vatemir (1 month ago)
Damn it, my package must have been shot down :l
Carson Burchnall (1 month ago)
I’m watching this video exactly 1 year after its release. Feb 13 2019😂😂💀
EeveeveeBoi (1 month ago)
Man, I'm a day late.
Mayank Badani (1 month ago)
The operations and thought that goes into this is truly staggering. Some genius sitting on his couch in Memphis one day decided he/she wanted that package from Shanghai the next day. As Nikola Tesla said in the Prestige "Man's reach exceeds his grasp".
Tommy (1 month ago)
4:44 Wait... so why did FedEX send an order of mine from Union, NJ - to Newark, NJ - to Memphis, TN - back to Philadelphia, PA - then to me in Delaware, when the distance between New Jersey and Delaware is like, at most, an hour away?
Nintendoo (1 month ago)
That's probably my package on the left at 10:08
Zoran (1 month ago)
UPS sucks in Europe.
Chad Larimore (1 month ago)
UPS charges air freight prices but put them on truck alot Louisville uses alot of sleeper teams costs alot of $$$ to put a plane in the air
RocKiteman _ 2001 (1 month ago)
*"I KNEW I should have made that LEFT TURN at ALBUQUERQUE." -- B. Bunny* 😊😊😊😊
Koala. (1 month ago)
New work
Karthikeyan Jayachandran (1 month ago)
Now I know how Tom Hanks plane crashed in Cast Away. old planes.
Josue Palomares (1 month ago)
Okay YouTube I watched it
Walmar (1 month ago)
It makes me uncomfortable knowing theres a dildo among those packages
Ty Clark (1 month ago)
I've never even heard of dhl
Rob Wix (1 month ago)
9:20 - watch the tail at "cheaper planes"
Sean Hartnett (1 month ago)
Why don’t you tell that story next?
Sean Hartnett (1 month ago)
How did the packages get privatized then? I though it was the USPS’s job.
Sean Hartnett (1 month ago)
I have a right to complain when it takes forever to arrive or doesn’t arrive at all.
Sean Hartnett (1 month ago)
Well then why did my book from amazon, take 4 weeks to arrive and it got lost in the mail and hasn’t arrived. Well that’s technically the United States postal service. But still.
EeveeveeBoi (1 month ago)
USPS is complete and utter shit. I'm dealing with some bs with them at the moment.
Sean Hartnett (1 month ago)
Don’t forgot the United States postal service. It also does a lot of packages now. Escepically with online shopping and amazon.
dillon welsh (1 month ago)
Louisville represent 502 drip ayup
Jeremy (1 month ago)
I'll save you 11 minutes by summarizing this video in one word: airplanes
Buff Barnaby (1 month ago)
American jets make it happen.
Crz4wizard (1 month ago)
I've never seen a FedEx package.
None Yours (1 month ago)
I've been flying for FedEx for a while. I love those long flights to Asia. The food out there is super cool.
Classic Miner1 (1 month ago)
2:35 ayyyy Louisville
Adiemi Irsyad (1 month ago)
That poor soul working in DHL on Hermit kingdom.
Kristein Salmath (1 month ago)
So in a couples years FedEx, DHL and UPS need to change their focus? Amazon and Ali"brands" could make their own network shipment.
nasalies 111 (2 months ago)
"taking into account earth curvature" lul
Aayush Raj (2 months ago)
#yo# *I*
Gatcha Cat101 (2 months ago)
Mail just goes into a factory, gets sorted, then gets put on a plane, on the trucks, then at ur door?
George Espino (2 months ago)
Fed Ex Express is impressive as hell, I see it from the inside, it is borderline unbelievable that the world is just a plane ride away.
Kaight Conheady (2 months ago)
Hmm, the last time I used Fed ex "overnight shipping" (for a singular document), from New York to Vienna, it cost me 85 dollars and took 6 days to get to me (shipped Thurs, arrived wednesday. Now I am skeptical of any overnight shipping
dilyo624 (2 months ago)
Funny story. My FedEx package came from California, went to Memphis and then came back up to Alberta Canada which is more west
Mouse Cop (2 months ago)
Oh yeah yeah
kelvin de jesus (2 months ago)
I actually work for fedex in Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 SDQA
Larry Panus (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
This video made me dizzy
Stinky Whizzletooth (2 months ago)
All this so I can get my fleshlight delivered overnight :)
V42 (2 months ago)
Fred smith pioneered a lot of this
BX B (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
It would be interesting to know how packages are sorted at the hubs.
V3ntilator (2 months ago)
DHL have overnight delivery from Norway to New York in less than one day.
Mark James (2 months ago)
Can you imagine the federal government doing this?
Brian Crawford (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Yet it took UPS 15 days to mail my package from Louisiana to Kentucky
Brenda Killon (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
I had to watch this.. Canada Post cheeses me
04dram04 (2 months ago)
What a time to be alive
maye (2 months ago)
There has to be flight delays and weather situations for cargo planes as well, right? What happens then?
Dan McVideos (2 months ago)
what if fed ex was here back in the 17 hundreds god i will be waiting years for packages
WikidBoi (2 months ago)
SoUnDs LiKe SaNtA
I Kill Naggers (2 months ago)
and none of this would matter if people were just patient
discoveryman59 (2 months ago)
Most of the time IT NEVER WORKS!!!