The email from Fedex executive Alan Elam was revealed in court this week as part of a lawsuit claiming millions of packages were overcharged and nothing was being done about it.
Alan Elam wrote in an e-mail on Aug. 2, 2011:
“I have brought this to attention of many people over the past five or six years, including more than one managing director, and no action has been taken to address it.”
A separate email from Elam the same day said:
“My belief is that we are choosing not to fix this issue because it is worth so much money to FedEx.”
So he knew about it all this time and he did nothing because of the money Fedex was making from it?
The lawsuit states that business and government customers have been charged higher residential delivery rates, even when the delivery addresses were obviously not private homes.
Even deliveries to their own corporate headquarters were charged residential rates.
The average overcharge amounted to over $3.00 per package. This adds up fast with the hundreds of millions of packages delivered each year.
And you thought politicians brought in a lot of money under the table. Perhaps Fedex could help us out with the national debt?
So basically, the problem has persisted over the span of almost ten years, and though they knew about it, hence the email, Fedex has simply sat on the problem and milked it for all they could.
Do you agree with the idea that the plaintiffs should be paid back triple the overcharge amount for damages?