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July 25, 2009

FedEx Express @ The Hybrid on The Hill Event

I recently had the honor to represent FedEx Express at an event overlooking the steps of the US Capitol building in Washington DC.  One of our Hybrid Diesel-Electric delivery trucks, based a few blocks away at our station here in Washington, was positioned among a few other hybrid trucks.  Of course, ours was the best looking truck, but will admit to a potential bias in that opinion.

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July 21, 2009

A Deeper Look at the FedEx Express Retro-Fit Hybrid Delivery Vehicles

July 21st is a landmark day in the FedEx Express effort to bring hybrid technology to the world of commercial vehicles.  About 9 months ago we recognized an opportunity existed to expand our hybrid fleet by converting existing vehicles to this fuel and emissions saving technology.  The conversion of existing long life medium duty vehicles originally manufactured by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) enabled us to bring more hybrid trucks to the road than if we purchased new hybrid trucks.  At the same time, we were able to give older, less fuel efficient trucks a new life.  I ho

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