FedEx Freight Driver Development Course

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  1. sebo

    sebo Medium Load Member

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    "Must posses one (1) year experience within most recent three (3) years or successful completion of FedEx Freight Driver Development Course"
    does anybody know how that works? so do they hire you and put you through the course or you have to somehow sign up on your own? is that only certain terminals they basically have for few different terminals and that's where the training happens?
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    I don't think they hire anyone in just to train them. You'd probably have to start on the dock, then work your way into an apprenticeship program.
     
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    sw1241 Light Load Member

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    changed my mind , but I consider Fed Ex drivers to be among the worst, right up there with the container Haulers, if you have a problem with that statement, prove me wrong!
     
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    There are bad drivers at every company. Yes, FedEx has some too, but so do all the other companies. Just because YOU consider them to be the worst doesn't mean it's true. There ya go. Proven wrong.
     
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    Yea I got a problem with it! You posted it before I did :). My personal opinion is the only reasons they stay in business is the DOT is not smart enough to bust them. Just for the record, I am not saying I am better than them, because I am not, but they scare me.
     
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    Some of the most dangerous driving I have seen is done by a fed ex truck.
     
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    generally i would say fedex drivers on avg are speeding,i see it every single day,almost as if its required.

    id rather be at or below speed limit, but thats just me.
     
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    I just love people who make statements like Fedex Drivers are the worst drivers on the road. Are you talking about Fedex Express, Fedex Ground, Fedex Freight, both expedite and economy or Fedex Home delivery, or maybe Fedex Office, I think they have trucks too, or its it all fedex drivers? How about the pilots, are they the worst pilots in the sky too? It sounds to me like you tried to get a job with Fedex and you couldn't qualify, so now your a disgruntled Fedex want-a-bee. You borrowed some money from you Mamma and bought a used USF tractor, and now your on the road again, with no trainers, no orientation, and no sweat. Well maybe a little sweat the first time you full that used piece of iron up. You forgot to mention your benefits. How is your health insurance doing?

    To answer the original question, yes Fedex Freight has a driver training program, but not off the street. Your best chance is to get a job on the dock at a "break bulk terminal". Those are the larger terminals that have dock and driver trainers. The process usually takes two years or more. Good luck.

    As for me, I retired from Viking/Fedex Freight in January. I was a road driver with 33.5 years seniority. I retired as a Master Level Road Driver, with more than 3,000,000 safe driving. Two yeas ago Fedex gave me a custom tractor with my name on the door and a 5000 dollar cash bonus for safe driving. Did I mention I'm also getting a very liberal pension from Fedex. How is your Pension Plan doing Rookie? There is an old adage, remember, make sure your brain is running before you throw your mouth into gear. TP
     
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    Hey twicepipes. That's a real high horse you're sittin on. Why don't you come back down to earth with the rest of us? Sedain is right, just about every day I see some fedex guy pulling doubles or triples going way over the speed limit. I think I'd want to be extra cautious pulling that many trailers, but then I might be 10 minutes later than your guys.
     
  10. Luvdoubles

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    Mikejones90, and others posting:
    Doubles and triples are most effective way of transporting light bulky commodities. They're very cost effective, flexible and have the highest safety rating among all but one, tractor-trailer combinations. Multi axle heavy haulers, number one, triples two, doubles three, etc.
    Just because you don't want to drive them, or they make you nervous, when they pass you, doesn't give you the right to disrespect them. There is a commitment, by the driver, to elevate his or her skill level, by driving these land trains.
    It comes down to you, are you dry van, don't like reefers, high cubes? What about flat bed, steps, drops, RGNs, B-trains? Do they bother you as well? Tankers, B-train tankers! Oversize, wide load, super load, should they, as well, not pass you?
    It doesn't matter, the sticker, on the door, only the driver!
    Respect what they do.
    Me, double flat beds, no accidents, no tickets, a million miles, and I will pass!
     
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