President and COO Tim Roach said, "While we are disappointed to report a loss for the quarter, we are now beginning to see the results of our intensive turnaround efforts. Our equipment utilization and empty mile ratio started to improve late in the first quarter. Results were particularly impacted by significant increases in fuel costs. We are optimistic that our efforts will produce positive results throughout the remainder of the year."
Scott Woodrome, 25-year veteran of the trucking industry and driver representing FedEx Freight, was announced as the Bendix Grand Champion of the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships, his second consecutive win.