Poor US Roads Mean FedEx Is Going Through Tires Twice As Fast

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Economic growth is largely dependent on good roads

The present state of the US Interstate System “is in desperate need of updating,” and that “substandard roads result in drivers’ paying $67 billion, or $324 per motorist, annually in vehicle repairs and operating costs.” With a FedEx fleet of vehicles that numbers in the tens of thousands, that’s represents a major investment.

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“We’ve allowed the highway system to atrophy for lack of maintenance,” noting that as a result, productivity has suffered. When talking about ways to fix US Interstate Highway funding, FedEx replaces the tires on their vehicles twice as much as they did 20 years ago.

By Andrew Liptak | The Verge

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