Fedex Christmas cheer branches out

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Fedex Freight will deliver its 300,000th Christmas tree this year, continuing its tradition of providing them to military families across United States during the holiday season.

The milestone tree is set to arrive at Fort Liberty, North Carolina alongside nearly 16,000 trees slated for families at more than 90 military bases this December.

“Every year, the FedEx Freight team puts in tireless effort to support Trees for Troops and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation,” said President and CEO of FedEx Freight, Lance Moll. “Through our industry-leading transportation network, we are honoured to give back to local communities and military families whose values have always been closely tied to the core mission of our company.”

Since 2005, FedEx Freight has supported the Trees for Troops program, an initiative that delivers farm-grown Christmas trees to domestic and international U.S. military bases.

“This program started on a crazy idea and started small,” said the Chair of the Christmas Spirit Foundation Board of Trustees, Wendy Richardson. “We delivered 4,300 trees to only five bases that first year. It’s hard to believe we’re now going to exceed 300,000 total trees since we began working with FedEx 19 years ago.”

FedEx Freight participates with the Trees for Troops program as part of FedEx Cares, the company’s global community engagement program.

In other news, speaking at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai, the IRU has presented a roadmap to decarbonise commercial road transport.

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