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No one hates American roads more than FedEx

FedEx is not pleased with the state of American infrastructure. The delivery giant says its vehicle fleet goes through nearly twice as many tires as it did 20 years ago, thanks to the country's pothole-ridden roads and highway system. FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight vehicles logged more than 2 billion miles on U.S. roads last year, Quartz reports. The countless potholes are "tearing up tires" faster than ever, said FedEx CEO Fred Smith, creating a costly expenditure at a time when e-commerce and direct-to-consumer shipping has spiked.