FedEx to furlough drivers just as Christmas season begins
FedEx Freight, the company’s less-than-truckload arm unit, says an unspecified number of its employees will be furloughed in early December to match lower-than-expected demand.
The furloughs will last around three months. During this time, workers will still receive health benefits and may file for unemployment benefits with the state.
FedEx Freight spokesperson Miranda Yarbro told FreightWaves said the furloughs – which are voluntary – will affect only a few drivers. Neither will all facilities be targeted.
The unit employs around 45,000 people, but it remains unclear how many of them are drivers. The furlough comes as...