FEDEX Manager of Government Affairs, Bill Primeaux

Trucking in the Legislative Arena

Bill Primeaux was hired by FedEx back when it was known as Federal Express. “I’ve been with FedEx Corporation going on 32 years,” he said, “and it’s been an exciting ride.” Primeaux boasts a family lineage that can be traced back to the turn of the 18th century, when his family was expelled from Nova Scotia, along with the rest of the Acadians, and eventually settled in South Louisiana. Suffice it to say, Bill never thought he would find himself working for FedEx in Tennessee. “I’m a proud Louisianian,” he proclaims, “who happens to have found himself in Memphis.”

Bill’s experience with governmental affairs goes way back. For the majority of those 32 years, Bill worked in the legal and regulatory divisions of the company — which is why Bill appreciates LMTA’s legislative efforts. “LMTA has a proven track record in educating Louisiana’s policymakers about the essential role the trucking industry plays in Louisiana’s economy.” Bill touts LMTA’s promotion of responsible policies to improve highway safety and advance the industry’s environmental goals.

These efforts also align with the goals of a courier delivery services company like FedEx Corporation. “Our mission is multifold,” Bill said, listing five key goals. “The first is to produce superior financial returns for FedEx shareowners via high value-added logistics, transportation and related business services through focused operating companies.”

Other goals relate to quality and ethics: meeting customer requirements in the highest quality manner; developing mutually rewarding relationships with team members, partners and suppliers; safety as the first consideration in all operations; and conducting corporate activities to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Bill plans to return home to his Acadiana roots in Louisiana someday, but in the meantime, he’ll continue to represent FedEx Corporation and the trucking industry as a whole in legislative matters. “I am proud to call myself a FedEx team member for all these years.”