posts tagged with Fuel

From Fuel Supply to FuelSense

fuelsense-blog-fueling5.jpeg You never know where some things will lead. As an Army Captain, I had the fortune to command a supply company that included a fuel supply platoon with the responsibility to refuel the 3rd Armored Division in central Germany.

These refueling operations were very static, dispensing fuel from large bladders which required units to congregate many tracked and wheeled vehicles at fuel depots. This made refueling not only inefficient but placed exposed vehicles at a higher risk of an enemy strike as they congregated.

We thought “there has to be a better way”, and during one of our deployment exercises, some soldiers in my unit invented a process to refuel tanks and vehicles while units were moving - a kind of mobile filling station.

A Sampling of the FedEx Global Citizenship Report

We recently published our fifth annual FedEx Global Citizenship Report. If you have looked at it, you know that it is an information-packed report of FedEx actions relating to corporate social responsibility. If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to do so.

One way we hope that we can encourage this is the use of two illustrative stories on the Citizenship Report website. One is on fuel conservation actions, and another concerns gender equality around the world.

INFOGRAPHIC: A Sustainable Future

A Sustainable Future: Through energy efficiency and diversification, collaborations and advocacy, FedEx is helping to create a more sustainable world and business for the future.

Purposeful Living – At Work and At Home

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Live with purpose and always strive to improve. That’s my motto. Fortunately, I work for a company where I get to live this out on a daily basis.

5 Tips to Help Save Fuel and Promote Eco-Driving

EV-master_jm12337-cropped.jpg In Japan, the recent earthquake resulted in a short-term fuel shortage that hit us hard – literally fuel was not available at gas stations. Eco-Driving was an operational imperative, as it became even more important while we secured alternative sources of fuel.

Along with the other safety briefs about earthquake aftershocks, recovery efforts, and the nuclear crisis, FedEx Express added re-enforcement in our communications with couriers regarding Eco-Driving. Since they already knew the 5 tips well, they came through in a big way and were able to stretch the fuel we had.

For Japan, Eco-Driving was not just about a contribution to the environment – it was a necessity. How the couriers used the 5 tips when it counted helped us to be there for our customers who were depending on us more than ever for critical shipments.