As of 2014, Fed Ex Ground and Fed Ex Express tracking numbers are 12 alphanumeric symbols long divided into three sets of four. The Fed Ex label leaves room for expansion of tracking numbers to 14 digits.
Fed Ex labels have 34-digit bar codes with the tracking numbers embedded into them in the last 14 slots. The alphanumeric representation of the number is located on the left above the bar code. Recipient information, located above the tracking number, is also coded into the bar code. Government shipments use a different tracking code system utilizing identification numbers called Transportation Control Numbers (TCN).Learn More
A FedEx package can be tracked without a tracking number by using other reference information, such as the invoice number or another reference number given at the time of shipment. Packages shipped through UPS also can be tracked when a tracking number is not available by using alternative reference information provided when the shipment is created.Full Answer >
A DHL tracking number enables customers to check the status and location of a shipment en route to a destination in real time online. A DHL tracking number is assigned to all shipments sent via DHL Express, the company’s standard consumer and small business shipping service.Full Answer >
You can track a UPS package without a tracking number provided you have a reference number or a UPS InfoNote®. A reference number is provided by the sender and usually includes up to 35 alphanumeric characters. InfoNote® is a tag left by a UPS driver after delivery has been attempted.Full Answer >
FedEx SmartPost is a shipping service that combines FedEx services with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver low-weight packages to residential addresses. The USPS is used for final delivery in order to reach every U.S. address, including P.O. boxes, military APO, FPO, DPO, Alaska, Hawaii and all U.S. territories.Full Answer >