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Old 07-22-2019, 08:24 AM   #1
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Fedex efficiency

Thought you might enjoy seeing how items you order on-line, may actually travel to your home. Here's how my "tracking" summary is working for an item about the size of a box of candy.
What's really funny is that it came as close as 80 miles from my house, but is now about 400 miles away.

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On Its Way
SHIPPING ACTIVITY
JUL 22
8:58 AM
Departed FedEx location Independence, KY
JUL 21
8:54 PM
Arrived at FedEx location Independence, KY
JUL 20
1:00 PM
In transit Champaign, IL
JUL 19
6:20 PM
In transit La grange, IL
JUL 19
5:54 AM
In transit New cambria, MO
JUL 18
5:50 PM
In transit Canadian, TX
JUL 18
4:44 AM
In transit Jarales, NM
JUL 17
3:36 PM
In transit Essex, CA
JUL 17
3:26 AM
Departed FedEx location Bloomington, CA
JUL 16
6:02 PM
Arrived at FedEx location Bloomington, CA
JUL 16
8:45 AM
Shipment information sent to FedEx
Package loaded into trailer by shipper, awaiting pickup
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:36 AM   #2
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I wonder if that was just an error, the package didn't get off at Champaign or La Grange?

I know sometimes packages take what appear to be a convoluted route, based on their stations rather than 'as the crow flies', but this looks like a mistake.

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I think package shipping routes aren't really based on nearby distance but hand off locations to the destination.

I've seen packages tracked which are about 15 miles away, then go up to another state, then eventually get delivered in a day or two.

I enjoy seeing the tracking route of packages shipped from China. Making the way to San Francisco, then to other states of the USA and eventually to my residence.
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update.....

JUL 22
2:53 PM
Arrived at FedEx location Fedex smartpost indianapolis, IN
JUL 22
2:43 PM
Arrived at FedEx location Indianapolis, IN
JUL 22
8:58 AM
Departed FedEx location Independence, KY

Am thinking... good thing the package wasn't a box of chocolates.

Will keep you informed...
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:08 AM   #5
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It was a drone:


Arrived in one piece:

SHIPPING ACTIVITY
JUL 24
9:03 AM
Delivered
Package delivered by U.S. Postal Service to addressee Peru, IL
JUL 24
8:04 AM
Out for delivery
Out for delivery with the U.S. Postal Service Peru, IL
JUL 23
12:29 PM
In transit
In transit to U.S. Postal Service La salle, IL
JUL 22
11:10 PM
Shipment information sent to U.S. Postal Service
JUL 22
11:49 PM
Departed FedEx location Fedex smartpost indianapolis, IN
JUL 22
2:53 PM
Arrived at FedEx location Fedex smartpost indianapolis, IN
JUL 22
2:43 PM
Arrived at FedEx location Indianapolis, IN
JUL 22
8:58 AM
Departed FedEx location Independence, KY
JUL 21
8:54 PM
Arrived at FedEx location Independence, KY
JUL 20
1:00 PM
In transit Champaign, IL
JUL 19
6:20 PM
In transit La grange, IL
JUL 19
5:54 AM
In transit New cambria, MO
JUL 18
5:50 PM
In transit Canadian, TX
JUL 18
4:44 AM
In transit Jarales, NM
JUL 17
3:36 PM
In transit Essex, CA
JUL 17
3:26 AM
Departed FedEx location Bloomington, CA
JUL 16
6:02 PM
Arrived at FedEx location Bloomington, CA
JUL 16
8:45 AM
Shipment information sent to FedEx
Package loaded into trailer by shipper, awaiting pickup
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After a 4000 mile trip, my $14.99 drone has arrived.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:25 PM   #7
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If you live very far from a major city, they might pass the package off to the U.S. Postal Service for final delivery. And it's pretty doubtful that the USPO does anything "Absolutely" or "Overnight."
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