WOW this is great story, Im so happy for this kiddo! Following Outcry, Calverton Resident, FedEx Driver, Back to Work - Riverhead, NY Patch As usual, FedEx hard-nosed style, the typical no wrong doing attitute became afloat with this statement: FedEx Ground spokeswoman Erin Truxal noted that technically the company had not renewed a contract with Gilliam, but that, "Another independent contractor vendor that operates out of FedEx Ground’s Long Island station hired Mr. Gilliam as a driver for its business. This is a decision made solely by the independent contractor vendor". Would had been too difficult to appologize and say "Listen, we screwed up"? Definitely yes at FedEx!