Spencer Patton’s company is one of the largest FedEx Ground contractors in the United States — or it was, until his outspoken criticism of FedEx Ground led to the company canceling his contract and filing suit against another company he owns. HDT’s Deborah Lockridge talks to fellow fleet editor Chris Brown, who’s been covering the story and interviewed Patton, in this episode of the Behind the News segment of HDT Talks Trucking.
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Patton has been an outspoken advocate for the roughly 6,000 contractors that deliver packages for FedEx Ground. He has been delivering a public message alleging that FedEx Ground has expanded its profit margins through proceeds from fuel surcharges without allowing contractors to share in those proceeds. He also maintains that FedEx Ground has not adequately addressed other strains on contractor profits, such as Sunday deliveries.
Learn more about Spencer Patton and the situation facing last-mile delivery contractors in this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.
Delivery Fleet Challenges: Fuel, Labor, and Supply Chain — Chris Brown’s interview with Spencer Patton
The Battle Between FedEx Ground and Now-Former Contractor
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