MEMPHIS, Tenn., – FedEx Freight celebrated the opening of a new, 218-door facility in Phoenix, Ariz., earlier this summer.
“The continued growth in the Phoenix market coupled with our expanded footprint with additional doors provides us the much-needed capacity to meet the growing demand,” Scott Doleman, regional vice president, said.
Not only is this facility perfectly positioned to take on the growing Phoenix market, but it also brought FedEx Freight’s door count to almost 26,000 this year.
“We’re talking about more than adding buildings or square footage,” said Lance Moll, FedEx Freight President and CEO. “This is about strategically planning capacity increases to better serve our customers in growing markets.”
FedEx Freight regularly evaluates opportunities to invest in capacity growth through door and yard expansions and fleet maintenance shop footprints. Additional focuses include continually evaluating the network based on changing market conditions and maximizing the use of existing assets (such as collaboration within the FedEx enterprise network to reduce empty miles and provide peak support).
“We will continue to invest in our network that provides the fastest published transit times in the industry,” said Moll. “We have several projects underway to modernize and selectively expand centers to increase capacity over the next several years. We are confident our customers will benefit from these projects in the long run.”
FedEx Freight will continue to strategically invest in its excellent team and network, profitably growing its differentiated product offerings including FedEx Freight Direct, the company’s ecommerce answer to providing nationwide to-the-door and through-the-door delivery for heavy, bulky shipments into consumers’ homes and businesses. Growing cross-border shipping services on both the northern and southern U.S. borders, with broker-inclusive offerings and a customs clearance team, provides customers with a seamless and outstanding experience. FedEx Freight is the Market Leader in the LTL industry and will continue to build on that throughout the coming years.