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Latest GCF Market Intelligence Report for FedEx Routes

Our good friends at GCF Business Valuations are out with their latest market intelligence report. Here are the key takeaways from the report:  This report is geared toward the P&D side of the business. Line haul businesses are typically priced higher.  Evaluating the useful life of the trucks dictates the proper CAPEX requirement, which will…

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Cyber Monday 2023

I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!  It’s been a great year, and we have much to be thankful for.  I need a personal assistant to keep up with my kid’s activities!  A friend of mine’s son is a top MLB prospect, and their training is unreal.  We’ve enjoyed watching him grow…

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UPS reaches tentative agreement with union.

UPS reached a tentative deal with the teamsters Tuesday morning.  This puts to rest any worries about a national strike causing a potential disruption in shipping and potential surge at FedEx.  There is no storms brewing on the horizons like other people made out.  We will never fear monger at Capital Route Sales. If you…

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FedEx Network 2.0, O Canada announcement, and other thoughts from Adam!

 June 20 (Reuters) – FedEx (FDX.N) on Tuesday said it will merge its contractor-based Ground delivery operations in Canada into its company-operated Express unit and convert contractors into employees. The move, set to be phased in starting in April 2024, comes as the global delivery company is revamping its business to boost profits and better…

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Follow-up to yesterdays groundbreaking news of FedEx one

Happy Master’s Week to everyone!  I always felt the start of the Master’s was the unofficial start of spring.  We may or may not have extra monitors on the desk watching the golf coverage.  We are heading out there this Saturday for our first Master’s visit, and despite the rain forecast, we are looking forward…

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FedEx restructures to combine Ground and Express units.

From WSJ: FedEx Corp. FDX  is combining its Express and Ground delivery units into a single business, abandoning an operating structure championed by founder Fred Smith and criticized by investors and analysts. The changes are designed to simplify interactions with customers and accelerate cost-cutting efforts, FedEx Chief Executive Raj Subramaniam said. It helps the parcel-delivery…

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Network 2.0, MEDALS process, what is it? The return to normal, and more!

We hope everyone has had a great start to the year—late last year, Network 2.0 was introduced to the world as a way for FedEx corporate to restructure certain business areas.  Sunday delivery is being rolled back in many service areas where it’s unnecessary.  Sunday deliveries will continue in larger metro areas as the demand…

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Our 10 year anniversary and an announcement regarding a reduction to Sunday deliveries

  Happy New Year!  We hope the Holidays provided everyone a time to gather with family and friends and take a moment to reflect on the past year’s events.  As we enter 2023, we celebrate our tenth anniversary at Capital Route Sales.  When we started, our mission was to provide an educational source to buyers…

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Black Friday online sales top $9 billion in new record!

Consumers spent a record $9.12 billion online shopping during Black Friday this year, according to Adobe, which tracks sales on retailers’ websites. Overall online sales for the day after Thanksgiving were up 2.3% year over year, and electronics were a major contributor, as online sales surged 221% over an average day in October, Adobe said.…

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Inefficient contractors fail, how to avoid the pitfalls.

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening all.  I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines by now, Contractors are facing certain bankruptcy if they don’t receive a raise!  Each Contractor has a unique service area they deliver to.  I do not believe two service areas fit the same mold. I started working in this space in…

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