FedEx Freight

Business, Safety

Three-peat Would Be Sweet Feat for FedEx Freight’s Gragg Wilson

Gragg Wilson of FedEx Freight (left) Gragg Wilson (left) of FedEx Freight poses with Paul Enos of the Nevada Trucking Association as he is presented his Sleeper Berth award in 2018. Wilson also earned Grand Champion honors. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

Different class, same goal in the Nevada Truck Driving Championships. FedEx Freight driver Gragg Wilson is setting his sights on capturing a third consecutive Nevada Grand Champion crown, this time by besting the field in the Straight Truck class on June 1. Last year, he prevailed in the Sleeper Berth division en route to claiming the overall title.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2019
Business, Safety

Ohio Competition Gets Underway With Scott Woodrome Favored to Win

Scott Woodrome at the 2019 Ohio Trucking Driving Championships Defending national Grand Champion Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight takes the written portion of the test at this year's Ohio Truck Driving Championships. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Defending national Grand Champion Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight is back at the Ohio TDC beginning his quest to repeat.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
May 17, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Aug. 27: The LeBron James of Trucking

2018 NTDC Grand Champion Scott Woodrome (left), NBA superstar LeBron James 2018 NTDC Grand Champion Scott Woodrome (left) by John Sommers II for Transport Topics; NBA superstar LeBron James by Fruit Hoops via YouTube

2018 NTDC champion Scott Woodrome and NBA superstar LeBron James have a lot in common. Seriously.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2018
Business, Logistics

Ducker Departs, but He’ll Be Remembered as a Force for FedEx

Michael Ducker Michael Ducker says he’ll be taking charge of the sprinkler system at the family home, playing his piano for relaxation, tinkering with his tractor and tending to his beehive. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After 43 years, FedEx Freight CEO Michael Ducker finally has retired. Sort of.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

John Smith Appointed Mike Ducker’s Successor as FedEx Freight President, CEO

FedEx Freight Sean Davis/Flickr

Transportation industry veteran John Smith will become president and CEO of FedEx Freight on Aug. 16, moving up from his position as senior vice president of operations at the FedEx Corp. subsidiary.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Mike Ducker to Step Down as FedEx Freight CEO on Aug. 15

Mike Ducker Bloomberg Finance LP

Mike Ducker will retire Aug. 15 as president and CEO of FedEx Freight after leading the group for four years, FedEx Corp. announced April 16. His successor will be named later.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018

Tom Garrison, Former CEO of American Freightways, Dies at 57

Tom Garrison, the former president and CEO of American Freightways Inc., died at his home in Harrison, Ark., on Feb. 11. He was 57.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Business, Labor Leaders Offer Support for Infrastructure Funding

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue Donohue by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The chorus of support for funding highways and infrastructure grew louder last week with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce unveiling a four-point plan that would raise fuel taxes, expedite the permitting process, facilitate more private investment and help construction firms address a shortage of skilled labor.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 18, 2018

FedEx Quarterly Profits Decline on TNT Cyberattack, Hurricane Harvey

FedEx Freight FedEx Freight, North America’s largest LTL, posted gains in quarterly revenue, operating income, margin and revenue per hundredweight. (John Sommers II/Transport Topics)

FedEx Corp. remained profitable during the three months ended Aug. 31, but at a lower level than a year ago as the Memphis, Tenn.-based carrier had to overcome challenges from a malware attack in Europe as well as Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2017

Charlotte FedEx Freight Workers Decertify Teamsters Representation

Charlotte FedEx Freight decertifies Teamsters CameliaTWU/Flickr

FedEx Freight workers in Charlotte, N.C., have reversed course and voted not to unionize.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
July 11, 2017