Part of a long history of FedEx innovations.
In 1978, FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith made a now-legendary statement: “The information about the package is just as important as the package itself.” A few years before, he’d founded FedEx, and a new industry — overnight shipping — was born, as was a company with innovation imprinted into its DNA.
That’s why in 2009, recognizing a customer need for monitoring beyond standard package tracking and data loggers, we revolutionized the shipping industry yet again by developing a first-of-its-kind advanced monitoring service: FedEx SenseAware.
SenseAware provided a level of real-time visibility never before possible in shipping — including location, temperature, light exposure, and more. Today, it’s used to monitor shipments of time-sensitive repair parts, priceless valuables, perishable medical samples, and more. We continue to enhance and update devices to enhance versatility and capabilities.
FedEx even uses a form of SenseAware technology to give us higher visibility of urgent and premium shipments. In December 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccine shipments made their way across the country — accompanied by SenseAware ID location monitoring.
FedEx SenseAware in the news
FedEx Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine Volume Growth, Begins Shipping Newly Approved Vaccine
FedEx to Transform Package Tracking with SenseAware ID, the Latest Innovation in FedEx Sensor Technology
The latest innovations in FedEx sensor-based logistics
Enhanced location visibility for FedEx
FedEx now employs a form of SenseAware technology to give FedEx Operations extended visibility into the movement of premium packages. The new SenseAware ID device provides a new level of location-tracking precision that helps improve the safety, security, and timeliness of deliveries.
Versatile new device for SenseAware customers
A new LTE device from the M (mobile) series is the most versatile in the FedEx SenseAware portfolio: It has an array of sensors, a FedEx proprietary airplane mode, and the ability to operate inside and outside of FedEx transportation networks.