For years I have often wondered why Fred named his company "Federal" Express. I've looked up every possible definition of the word federal and I don't see how it can be used to identify a privately owned overnight air courier. My only guess could be that he was trying to lure potential customers to use his service if he made it look like it was a U.S. government agency, much like the USPS. If he could fool them into believing it was part of the U.S. government, they may think it was more reliable than any private company like UPS. I think there should of been some kind of lawsuit for trying to mislead the people by impersonating the government.