FedEx Freight, the smallest operating division of FedEx but biggest stand-alone U.S. trucking company, flew higher than the company’s flagship Express division in the last quarter, increasing its operating profit a lofty 70 percent to $168 million on a 13 percent increase in revenue to $1.61 billion.
04 Mar 2014
FedEx Freight will raise its general base rates an average of 3.9 percent March 31, as shippers and trucking companies anticipate higher volumes and tighter capacity this spring.
18 Dec 2013
Benefiting from an improving economy, strong e-commerce sales, and profit initiatives launched last year, FedEx raised both bottom and top lines in its latest quarter. The second-largest U.S. transport company expects even better from 2014.
10 Dec 2013
James Welch has his work cut out for him. Over the next month, the CEO of YRC Worldwide and president of YRC Freight must convince 26,000 Teamsters to extend wage and benefits cuts they agreed to in 2010 another four years. Welch also needs to get them onboard with new concessions, including greater use of subcontractors and utility workers.