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No horsing around allowed on this flight

FedEx will be handling some very special packages for the U.S. Olympic team this summer — horses.Earns+FedEx(2).jpg

That’s right, the 50 or so horses on the U.S. equestrian team will be FedExed to the London Olympic Games.

The 1,000-pound athletes will fly on a jet outfitted with custom-built stalls and will be served specially prepared in-flight beverages and snacks, including apple juice, carrots and Gatorade.

Check out this NPR Morning Edition report from earlier this week. 

Click here for the NPR audio report.

FedEx looking at European expansion?

Talk is heating up that Memphis-based FedEx Corp. will make a bid for European shipping company TNT Express.

TNT late last week rejected an offer from FedEx competitpor UPS.

Here’s some of the speculation on FedEx:

Bloomberg: FedEx Seen as Possible TNT Suitor

Wall Street Journal: Will There Be A Bidding War for TNT Express?

FedEx in PR overdrive after viral video

By now you’ve seen the video of the FedEx deliveryman tossing a computer monitor over a fence.

In response the Memphis-based company has unleased its PR machine in an effort to soften the blow

The company has posted an apology  in a prominent spot on its website, Senior VP Matthew Thornton has a written and video apology on his blog, and the company has responded to numerous media requests for interviews.

The company is doing the right thing by responding quickly, but erasing the unfavorable video image from the public’s mind won’t be easy. One version of the YouTube video of the computer toss had been viewed nearly 758,000 times in less than two days. A Yahoo search of “FedEx delivery over fence” yielded 874,000 results.

That’s a lot of bad PR.