FedEx Blog

FedEx Blog

Fred Smith Posts

January 13, 2012

Hiring our Heroes

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? …” That quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is at the heart of why I am so proud to work for FedEx – a company that supports our military families and recognizes the potential of women.

August 16, 2011

FedEx Annual Report 2011: “We said we would position ourselves for success, and we have.”

After a year of transition, this is a defining moment for FedEx. During 2011, an improved economy, robust customer demand and decisive actions to grow our business increased volumes and yields across all FedEx transportation segments. Revenues reached nearly $40 billion, a 13 percent year-over-year increase, and earnings per share grew more than 20 percent year over year. We are reaping the benefits of strategies we executed in tougher times.

July 25, 2011

Fred Smith introduces the 2010 Global Citizenship Update

FedEx was founded to move goods faster and more efficiently. As we grew, we helped more people and businesses around the world access the global marketplace. And that helped make people’s lives better.We are proud to have changed what’s possible.  Just as important, we are proud of our commitment to use resources responsibly, to expand our capabilities wisely, and to help the communities we serve thrive.

January 11, 2011

How one man impacted the future of a business by simply giving his best to a seemingly small job

I recently was honored to receive the American Football Coaches Association CEO Coach of the Year Award at their annual dinner.  This event raises money for AFCA members to educate and support the smaller college and high school coaches to become better at their jobs.  It’s an important goal since some 1.5 million youngsters are playing football, many without positive male influences other than their coaches.

December 20, 2010

PHOTO: FedEx Chairman Fred Smith co-hosts CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ live at Memphis Hub

FedEx Chairman Fred Smith co-hosts CNBC's 'Squawk Box' live at Memphis Hub. View: [video clips] [photo gallery] The program, co-anchored by CNBC’s Joe Kernen and Carl Quintanilla was joined by special guest host Fedex CEO Fred Smith on Monday, December 20th. Topics addressed included the economy, holiday spending, national security and energy, among other topics.

December 21, 2009

Fred Smith on Energy and Cap-and-Trade

FedEx Chairman Fred Smith appeared on after the company announced its Q2FY10 earnings report. The following video is being presented with permission from  

November 10, 2008


From the earliest days of FedEx, we understood that our business was all about trust. We realized our customers were giving us more than just packages — they were entrusting us with important pieces of their businesses and sometimes important parts of their lives.