Start the Shift to a Better Future for Transportation

FedEx Chairman, President and CEO, Fred Smith has said [1] of our nation's dependence on oil, "What is needed now is an urgent, national commitment to action." As oil prices once again top $100 a barrel, we're unveiling a video that we hope will help bring more attention to doing just that.

Seventy [2] percent of oil used in the United States is for transportation fuel. In his testimony [3] to Congress, Fred Smith outlined the incredible costs and burdens this dependence creates on families, businesses and our national security. There are better alternatives. And while we're used to delivering overnight at FedEx, we know this shift is something that's going to take a little longer [4]. Check out this short piece about the current challenge and go here [5] to find out what other steps you can take right now.

[1] http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/01/technology/frederick_smith_energy.fortune/ind...

[2] http://electrificationcoalition.org/reports/EC-Fleet-Roadmap-screen.pdf

[3] http://appropriations.senate.gov/ht-energy.cfm?method=hearings.download&i...

[4] http://about.fedex.designcdt.com/citizenship_report

[5] http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagid=1142

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