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December 8, 2014

Overcoming Transportation Needs in India: FedEx Team Members Help Improve the Chennai Public Bus System

In March 2014 FedEx hosted a group of engineers from a non-profit organization called EMBARQ for a week long training event at our headquarters in Memphis. We shared our transportation expertise with EMBARQ engineers from India, Mexico and Brazil. We also shared some other skill sets with the participants, who are called FedEx Fellows. The mission of EMBARQ is to improve quality of life in cities by providing sustainable urban transport and urban planning solutions.

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September 3, 2014

Jose Razo Brings Flight-Safety Mentality to Driving

Jose Razo started flight school at the age of 18, where he was immediately taught the vital importance of putting safety first. The concept of being safety conscious comes to mind quite naturally when flying high above the earth, as consequences are so obvious in this space.

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June 12, 2014

Report: EMBARQ Brazil’s FedEx Fellow 2.5 Years Later

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.

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May 27, 2014

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

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.

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May 2, 2014

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

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.

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January 28, 2014

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

Recognizing the Need 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. 

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September 4, 2013

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

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.  

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February 22, 2013

Spoiler Alert: Temperature-sensitive Healthcare Shipments in Transit

Whenever a shipment is transported in a complex network involving many transportation modes, outside temperatures cannot always be well controlled. The shipment is exposed to various climatic conditions on tarmacs and on loading docks. Temperature excursions affecting the quality and potentially spoiling temperature-sensitive healthcare products are a major concern.

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