In a signed editorial published in the influential Wall Street Journal, FedEx Corp chairman and chief executive Fred Smith, and UPS chairman and chief executive David Abney write that they stand “shoulder to shoulder on the need to make government polices more equitable, growth oriented and simple.” The piece by the two global supply chain business leaders begins: “At a time when the US needs unity and bold reforms, American businesses must be partners in building the future. While the business community has diverse interests, every company should agree on basic policy priorities if we want to be globally competitive. That’s why we are speaking out together — two fierce competitors.”