It's a Matter of Trust - Having a Safe Holiday Driving Season

master_dm_13_004_02_06_01_045_160-110-2_jpg.jpg FedEx is in the midst of its busiest time of the year – the holiday shipping season starting with Black Friday and continuing with Cyber Monday and all the way up to Christmas Day. We call it Peak. And yes, it’s capitalized because it is that significant to our business. While it is the time of year when we have the most packages to deliver, it is often combined with the worst weather conditions.

Between all the FedEx operating companies, there are tens of thousands of vehicles on the roads every day. In fact, there probably is not a minute in the 1,440 in a day when there is not a FedEx vehicle on a road somewhere in the U.S.

Given the statistics on congestion and...

Saluting drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

driver apprecationblog image.jpg.jpeg This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! It’s a time to see beyond the anonymous head in the cab window you spot multiple times a day during your drive to work. It’s a time to appreciate the great effort and care that these warriors put into their jobs both on and off the road.

A truck driver plays an integral part of your day. Whether you are picking up a gallon of milk from the local grocery store or ordering a pair of shoes online, a truck driver helped put that item in your hands...

Keep Step Van Drivers in the NTDC

If trucks had patron saints, step vans would claim Rodney Dangerfield as their own. The late comedian’s trademark quip, “I get no respect,” describes how some in our industry view step vans.They’re wrong. Step van drivers have proven their mettle. Their skill and professionalism are indispensable to the trucking industry. It’s no exaggeration that step-van drivers are an economic linchpin.It’s safety, however, that places step-van drivers in a class all their own.

Back to School - H1N1 Influenza Update

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This is a note I sent to the FedEx network and I wanted to share with the broader FedEx Citizenship blog audience, so you too can be thinking about how best to be prepared.

The Hybrid Road Trip Heats Up - Stay Cool

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As the retro-fitted hybrids make their way into the hottest part of the country, I'd like to share with you a few basic precautions we give to our team members at FedEx about working in hot temperatures: