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

November 19, 2013

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The upcoming years will be tough for the transportation industry in the United States, FedEx Freight president and CEO William Logue said at the annual National Industrial Transportation League conference in Houston.

Logue praised the advancements of the industry so far, but urged industry leaders to pay attention and address the barriers to further innovation.

Citing the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s prediction that traffic volumes will double by 2040, he said the current infrastructure isn’t adequate to handle the growth. In fact, the infrastructure struggles to meet even the current demands.

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  1. 1. John [ November 20, 2013 @ 08:02AM ]

    I don't think FedEx understands trucking. They are a package carrier who basically can raise rates enough to keep up. Its the common truck load carriers that will suffer as competition and merging continues to create mega companies in order to fight stagnant rates, labor and fuel costs. The smaller trucking firms and owner operators face even greater problems as they try and compete with these mega companies. Regulations don't help, but they are not the driving force for failure.

 

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