FedEx Freight has opened a 218-door facility in Phoenix, Arizona – bringing the company’s door count to approximately 26,000 in 2022.
Alongside FedEx Freight’s regular evaluation of capacity growth investment opportunities through door and yard expansions and fleet maintenance shop footprints, the organization also evaluates its network based on changing market conditions. This forms part of its plan to maximize the use of its existing assets, such as collaboration within the FedEx enterprise network to reduce empty miles and provide peak support.
FedEx Freight will continue to invest in its team and network, growing its product offerings including FedEx Freight Direct, the company’s e-commerce solution for nationwide to-the-door and through-the-door delivery for heavy, bulky shipments into consumers’ homes and businesses. In doing this, the company expects to grow its cross-border shipping services on the northern and southern US borders, with broker-inclusive offerings and a customs clearance team.
Scott Doleman, regional vice president of FedEx Freight, said, “The continued growth in the Phoenix market coupled with our expanded footprint with additional doors provides us with the much-needed capacity to meet the growing demand.”
Lance Moll, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, said, “We’re talking about more than adding buildings or square footage. This is about strategically planning capacity increases to better serve our customers in growing markets.
“We will continue to invest in our network that provides the fastest published transit times in the industry. We have several projects underway to modernize and selectively expand centers to increase capacity over the next several years. We are confident our customers will benefit from these projects in the long run.”