posts tagged with Transportation

Report: EMBARQ Brazil’s FedEx Fellow 2.5 Years Later

Magdala Satt Arioli_EMBARQ Brazil-sq.jpg This is the first in a series of three guest blog posts from FedEx-EMBARQ Transportation Fellows. This month we will hear from Magdala Satt Arioli from EMBARQ Brazil.

In November of 2011 I had the unique opportunity to be immersed in the FedEx “world”. As a FedEx-EMBARQ Transportation Fellow I received training in different areas of knowledge such as leadership, vehicles and fuel technologies, and asset management among other topics. The Fellowship program was a great experience that provided great depth of knowledge in many technical areas and helped develop and strengthen relationships between EMBARQ and FedEx staff.

Because I participated in the FedEx-EMBARQ Fellowship program, when I returned to Brazil I was selected to work on the Sustainable Urban Transportation Fuels and Vehicles Program (SUTFV). This is a research program that aims to develop practical tools to help cities make informed decisions about their vehicles and fuels selection...

FedEx Trucks, Honking Horns and 900 students - FedEx Delivers Careers on Wheels to Snyder Elementary

IMG_0814.JPG_.jpeg What do you get when you put 900 students and several big FedEx trucks together? A lot of fun and lessons about the transportation industry.

As a pickup and delivery manager for FedEx Ground in Las Vegas, I have the opportunity to support many community projects. So, when Snyder Elementary asked FedEx to be part of its Careers on Wheels day, we were ready to make an important delivery: education.

What in the world is “telematics”?: My baptism into the world of sustainable transportation

FedEx Fellows by truck 2.jpg.jpeg A few months ago, I began working with some of our sustainable transportation initiatives at FedEx – a new area for me. One of my first tasks was to put together a weeklong training event where FedEx would share our insights, knowledge and expertise with EMBARQ, one of the world’s leading sustainable transportation nonprofit organizations.

The program was called the FedEx Fellows program. It was designed to expose leaders from EMBARQ affiliates in India, Brazil and Mexico to many facets of FedEx operations including fuel technologies, routing design, vehicle purchasing, maintenance planning, telematics and other areas.

These are definitely not my areas of expertise! When I saw “telematics” on the list...

How to Design the Future of Transportation: The Story of EMBARQ in India

CSR_0458.jpg There are over 1.2 billion people in India. Each of them living in a world that becomes more complex and demanding every day. India is experiencing explosive growth, which requires people to be more mobile than ever, often commuting long distances every day for a job or family obligations. This newfound prosperity is contributing to a boom in personal car sales.

Each new car adds to the already congested infrastructure of roads, and more cars on the road means deteriorating air quality, longer commute times, and higher rates of traffic fatalities.

EMBARQ is addressing this problem head-on...

Important Work for Washington Policymakers, and Giving Back to the Community

united-states-capital-building.jpg.jpeg As we shift out of recess mode and head back to work, Congress is returning to Washington with important matters that FedEx hopes will be addressed to move our economy and our country forward.

We are encouraged by the momentum on Capitol Hill and within the administration on some of these issues, including corporate tax reform, transportation, and free trade agreements.

It is essential Congress act soon to overhaul our cumbersome corporate tax code –the least competitive and most complex in the developed world. We must lower corporate tax rates in order to spur capital investment, productivity, and create jobs. Policymakers of all political stripes agree something must be done to lower corporate taxes, and now is the time.