Is it normal for FedEx to transfer something to a facility that's further away?

I'm waiting for a shipment and I've been tracking it with FedEx. I live in the Chicago metro (IL), and the shipment originated in Indianapolis, IN. But when I checked it this morning they had transferred it to a facility in Memphis. TN? It looks planned since the expected delivery date hasn't changed... show more I'm waiting for a shipment and I've been tracking it with FedEx. I live in the Chicago metro (IL), and the shipment originated in Indianapolis, IN. But when I checked it this morning they had transferred it to a facility in Memphis. TN?

It looks planned since the expected delivery date hasn't changed but...

How does that make any sense?
Update: * Memphis, TN
Update 2: For reference, Indianapolis -> Chicago is a ~3 hr drive, Memphis -> Chicago is ~7.5 hr drive and Google automatically recommends flights for it. So wth FedEx?
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