Transport Topics: FedEx Founder Fred Smith Believes Twin 33s Will Win Approval

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2016)—Fred Smith, founder and chairman of FedEx Corp., said he believes nationwide use of 33-foot twin trailers can gain approval during the next presidential administration.

“We don’t think there is any chance 33-foot trailers will be approved until there is a new administration, but we think it will eventually because they are safer, more environmentally friendly and they save tremendous amounts of fuel,” Smith said.

Smith made the comments during a media roundtable here May 19 just before the release of an updated report from the Securing America’s Future Energy group, of which he is co-chairman.

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