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FedEx Drivers Continue to Earn Honors at 2015 State Truck Driving Championships

FedEx Drivers Continue to Earn Honors at 2015 State Truck Driving ChampionshipsWinners Demonstrate Ongoing Commitment to Safety and ProfessionalismFedEx continues to prove its commitment to safety each weekend at the state truck driving championships (TDCs). In 2014, 138 driving professionals from 45 states representing FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground and FedEx Express qualified to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships by winning their respective state’s competition and driving acciden

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FedEx Drivers Continue to Earn Honors at 2015 State Truck Driving Championships

Jim Senor (FedEx Freight, Vineland); 2 nd , 3-Axle(FedEx Freight, Vineland); 2 , 3-Axle Joe Wislock (FedEx Freight, Newark); 3rd, 3-AxleIn addition, FedEx Freight was awarded the Team Trophy. FedEx Drivers Continue to Earn Honors at 2015 State Truck Driving ChampionshipsWinners Demonstrate Ongoing Commitment to Safety and ProfessionalismFedEx continues to prove its commitment to safety each weekend at the state truck driving championships (TDCs). In 2014, 138 driving professionals from 45 states representing FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground and FedEx Express qualified to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships by winning their respective state’s competition and driving accident-free for at least one year. FedEx Freight driver Matt Hart (Elko) and FedEx Express driver Scott Parks (Las Vegas) finished third in the 3-Axle and 4-Axle classes, respectively. FedEx Express driver Bill Pudney (Roseville) and FedEx Freight driver Bruce Derosier (St.

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USPS to issue Paul Newman Forever stamp

Postal Service announced today that award-winning actor and philanthropist Paul Newman will be honored on a Forever Stamp. The stamp art features photographer Steve Schapiro’s 1980 photograph of Newman accompanied by text that reads “Actor/Philanthropist.” The photo credit is Paul Newman photo/© Steve Schapiro/Corbis. For more information about the Postal Service, visit usps.com and usps.com/postalfacts. For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, please go to about.usps.com/news/media-contacts/usps-local-media-contacts.pdf. In 1998, Newman helped create the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, an organization composed of board chairs and CEOs of major corporations that focuses on corporate philanthropy and citizenship.

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UPS Applauds Signing of Historic Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority

Global trade, therefore, is important to the future of UPS and its more than 350,000 employees in the United States. The trade agreements that TPA will help facilitate are essential for the growth of UPS and its customers. Leadership Role on Global TradeUPS® (NYSE: UPS), a global logistics provider and leading advocate for global trade, commends the U.S. Congress on passage of critical Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and is pleased that President Obama is signing it into law today. "Trade is vital to the U.S. economy, supporting global growth and spurring job creation," said David Abney, CEO of UPS. UPS also thanks the Obama Administration, including U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, for their hard work in getting TPA approved.

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DHL Blue Sky Transport Design Award Winner Announced ahead of final FIA Formula E Championship race in London

The Water Strider is an autonomous hydrofoil electric boat capable of carrying up to five cubic meters of cargo via a country’s existing waterway system. Its prototype was unveiled on the 26 June at PriestmanGoode’s design studio in central London.The inaugural competition saw a huge level of interest and attracted a phenomenal response with over fifty entries from across the globe. Oliver, who is from Finland, and Philippe, from Luxembourg, said: “The Water Strider solution derives from the fact that the majority of the world’s major cities are accessed through waterways. This inspired us to create a model for autonomous delivery boats to take advantage of existing infrastructure: rivers and oceans. This innovative technology and approach enables a fast, quiet and clean delivery service.”

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Press Release

The Water Strider is an autonomous hydrofoil electric boat capable of carrying up to five cubic meters of cargo via a country’s existing waterway system. The Water Strider is an autonomous hydrofoil electric boat capable of carrying up to five cubic meters of cargo via a country’s existing waterway system. Its prototype was unveiled on the 26 June at PriestmanGoode’s design studio in central London.The inaugural competition saw a huge level of interest and attracted a phenomenal response with over fifty entries from across the globe. Oliver, who is from Finland, and Philippe, from Luxembourg, said: “The Water Strider solution derives from the fac

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State Department visits Memphis

State Department visits Memphis“Foreign policy is economic policy,” said Charles Rivkin, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs to business leaders at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. ”Trade is not just global, it benefits local businesses. Even though 98% of America’s businesses are SMEs, only 1% export. By negotiating new trade agreements, our key is to help SMEs at the same time.”Rivkin also visited overnight operations at the FedEx World Hub saying FedEx is on

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State Department visits Memphis

State Department visits Memphis“Foreign policy is economic policy,” said Charles Rivkin, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs to business leaders at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. The Secretary’s visit highlights the critical importance trade is to Tennessee, where over $40 Billion in exports continue to support jobs and opportunity throughout the state where over half of Tennessee exports go to countries with existing free trade agreements. Even though 98% of America’s businesses are SMEs, only 1% export. ”Trade is not just global, it benefits local businesses. By negotiating new trade agreements, our key is to help SMEs at the same time.”Rivkin also visited overnight operations at the FedEx World Hub saying FedEx is one of ‘America’s greatest trade ambassadors’ as the company has grown based on the principles of open markets and open skies.

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