FedEx Freight, a leading U.S. provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) freight service and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has begun beta testing two new tractors powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG)-only engines. The pre-production engine used in the new tractors is slated for limited release in 2013 and is currently the only all natural gas engine that begins to meet the size and power needs of Class 8 trucks.
- Experimenting with emission-free hydrogen fuel cell-powered and electric forklifts for dock operations.
- Equipping all new vehicles with SmartWay-approved tires that help improve fuel mileage.
- Fitting trailers with SmartWay-approved trailer skirts to improve aerodynamics and fuel consumption.
About FedEx FreightWith corporate offices in Memphis, Tenn., the FedEx Freight Segment includes FedEx Freight, a leading U.S. provider of LTL freight services; FedEx Freight Canada, an LTL operating company serving most points in Canada; and FedEx Custom Critical, North America's largest time-specific, critical shipment carrier. FedEx Freight also serves Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit fedex.com. About FedEx Corp. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50462018&lang=en