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Volvo Trucks N.A. partners with FedEx to test platooning vehicles in live conditions

June 27, 2018 by elizabeth

RALEIGH, NC — Volvo Trucks North America drove a long-held secret down North Carolina Highway 540 today.

In the first successful on-highway demonstration of platooning technology between a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company, Volvo and FedEx working closely with the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) took three trucks on the road to showcase their advanced driver assisted technology.

Volvo has kept its partnership with FedEx under wraps for about a year, using Volvo VNL 300 day cabs and a Volvo VNL 670 sleeper cab first on closed tracks in South Carolina and then for the last three  months on the North Carolina Triangle Expressway — an area designated by the NCTA as a testing place for autonomous vehicles — to adapt its platooning technology developed in Europe for the North American market.

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Amazon re-shaping ‘final mile’ and beyond

March 28, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amazon — the bookseller that transformed into the world’s largest online retailer – has been transforming the way goods are trucked to market. And not just the freight that rolls through its distribution centers. Thank (or blame) the need for speed.

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Amazon experiments with delivery model

October 5, 2017 by John Smith

SEATTLE, WA – Amazon is experimenting with a free two-day delivery model that would see it taking over some roles currently handled by United Parcel Service and FedEx, Bloomberg is reporting.

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FedEx Canada joins the Amber Alert program

September 4, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – FedEx Express Canada will add nearly 3,000 pairs of eyes looking for missing children.

The Canadian courier announced this week that it is partnering with the Ontario Amber Alert program, and will rebroadcast amber alerts to its 6,500 Canadian employees, including nearly 3,000 couriers, so they can aid in finding missing children.

President Lisa Lisson says with the increase in e-commerce, the courier company is in more places around the country, making them good candidates for helping to locate missing children when needed.

“As loving parents and proud Canadians, our employees want to be of service to the community and help keep our children safe from harm,” says Lisson.

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UPS faces $872M fine in NY contraband cigarette lawsuit

November 7, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

NEW YORK, NY – New York court’s ruling on whether UPS should have been aware that it was shipping contraband cigarettes from aboriginal reserves is expected to come before year’s end, a judge said following closing arguments yesterday in the federal-civil trial of America’s largest courier service.

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FedEx acquires TNT Express for nearly $5 billion

June 1, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx has acquired major European parcel company TNT Express in a deal worth nearly $5 billion.

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FedEx ups profit by 23%, invests in e-commerce

December 18, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

MEMPHIS, TN- Trucking and package delivery giant FedEx Corp. reported a 23-percent jump in profit for its fiscal year second quarter.

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Truckers Buckle Up for Busy Holiday Season

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Canadian truckers might want to get ready for a busy holiday season this winter because more folks in Western Canada plan to buy their gifts online, a new poll shows.

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Russian Trucker Hits Language Barrier

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – A Utah truck driver has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against FedEx and long-haul contractor GNB Trucking Co., for allegedly firing him due to his Russian accent.

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FedEx por favor

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TOLUCA, MEXICO — The uncertain future of the Mexico truck pilot program is of no concern to FedEx, as the transport company revealed plans to open up shop in Mexico.

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FedEx delivers on hybrid growth

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FedEx has added 92 hybrid-electric trucks to its delivery fleet, which are the first standard FedEx delivery trucks converted to hybrid-electric systems.

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FedEx Freight Raises Rates

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by about 3.9 percent, effective March 31.

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UPS Freight Ups Rates by 4.4 Percent

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ATLANTA, GA – UPS Freight is raising its general rate by 4.4 percent as of March 31.

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UPS Ups Freight Rates By 4.9%

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ATLANTA-United Parcel Services Inc. (UPS) is the latest shipping company to raise its freight services by an average of 4.9 percent, effective Dec. 30.

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U.S. Trucking Curbed by Infrastructure: FedEx Freight CEO

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

For U.S. trucking industry to continue advancing, the nation’s infrastructure needs to improve, FedEx Freight CEO William Logue said at a conference in Houston.