Policy Perspectives

Policy Perspectives

Transportation

America’s transportation infrastructure serves as the backbone of our economy – moving people, resources and goods to where they are needed throughout the United States and around the world. FedEx supports transportation policies that invest in projects that most effectively and efficiently improve the supporting infrastructure – both on the ground and in the air. The United States needs modern, 21st century infrastructure to seamlessly and safely deliver those goods and services into the hands of consumers. That includes an updated air-traffic-control system, upgraded and well-maintained roads, and efficient and technology-friendly seaports. Simply put, we need infrastructure that allows us to make the most out of the transportation options we have in a safe and sustainable manner.



Industry Coalition Memberships

ATC Reform

News and Statements

Recent News & Statements

FedEx Newsroom – June 5, 2017
FedEx Supports ATC Reform

FedEx Blog – June 5, 2017
Why the U.S. Needs Air Traffic Control Reform

FedEx – June 5, 2017
Statement on Air Traffic Control Reform

talk

Testimony

U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – February 1, 2017
Testimony of Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith on "Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America"

laptop play

Video & Infographics

33-Ft. Trailers

In concert with many others engaged in the transportation industry, FedEx strongly supports the proposal to increase the national standard for twin trailers from the existing 28 feet to 33 feet. It is important to note that this solution does not require any change to gross vehicle weight and would be a big step toward reducing the burden on our nation’s highways by significantly slashing the number of trips and miles required to move freight.

Industry Coalition Memberships

talk

Testimony

U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation – April 4, 2017
Testimony of FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker on “Keeping Goods Moving”

laptop play

Video & Infographics

U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation – April 4, 2017
Testimony of FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker on “Keeping Goods Moving”

33ft Trailers Infographic – June 2015

Open Skies

FedEx is a longstanding, consistent advocate for U.S. free trade policy and U.S. Open Skies policy. We are the world’s leader in providing a global network of connectivity for U.S. businesses, as well as the global e-commerce marketplace. We believe continued open access to international airports is fundamental to the economic growth of our customers and our company.

Industry Coalition Memberships

News and Statements

Recent News & Statements

Aviation

FedEx Express is the world’s largest full-service, all-cargo airline. FedEx Express covers every U.S. street address and services more than 220 countries and territories. Our global network provides time-sensitive, air-ground express service through 375 airports worldwide.

News and Statements

Recent News & Statements

FedEx – February 11, 2016
Lithium Battery Transport

FedEx Blog – March 18, 2015
FedEx Flight Simulation and Safety

laptop play

Video & Infographics

FedEx Flight Simulation Takes Us to New Safety Heights – March 2015

The Science of Pilot Fatigue Mitigation by FedEx
Pilot Scheduling Infographic

Other Transportation Topics

Efficient, sustainable infrastructure investments are critical to the future of intermodal transportation.

News and Statements

Recent News & Statements

Wall Street Journal - August 13, 2017
Frederick W. Smith and David Abney: Business Rivals Agree on Policy

March 9, 2017
Statement on Hours-of-Service Rule

FedEx Newsroom – January 12, 2017
FedEx Corp. VP Gloria Boyland Named to U.S. DOT Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation

FedEx Newsroom – January 11, 2017
FedEx Joins Americans for Modern Transportation

U.S. Chamber of Commerce; May 24, 2016
A Critical Link: Foreign Investment and U.S. Infrastructure

FedEx Newsroom – February 13, 2015
FedEx Speeding Valentine’s Day with Aid of FAA’s NextGen Program

FedEx Blog: U.S. – Mexico CEO Dialogue – December 18, 2014
“The Wheels are in Motion” by Michael L. Ducker

talk

Testimony

U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – February 1, 2017
Testimony of Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith on "Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America"

Overview of the United States’ Freight Transportation System: Frederick W. Smith Testimony – April 24, 2013
“Overview of the United States’ Freight Transportation System"

Improving the Nation’s Highway Freight Network: Henry Maier Testimony – February 27, 2014
“Improving the Nation’s Highway Freight Network”