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Current Employee - Jun 6, 2023
Pay, equipment, and pay is generous. Benefits are decent. Pto and vacation
Lack of work for lower seniority drivers. Management occasionally, and inconsistent schedule unless have years of seniority in a good spot
Current Employee - Apr 9, 2023
Great pay, company provided uniforms and annual footwear money. M-F with weekends off ALWAYS (sometimes M night to S early morning)
Extra board is just that. Some weeks 5 days a week, some weeks only 1 or 2 days. Still, easy money.
Former Employee - Dec 16, 2021
Current Employee - Jul 18, 2021
Pay Benifits Job security
Trucks turned down too 65mph no pulling power
Current Employee - Mar 19, 2021
Pay, home time if you drive days
Insurance for the family is too high, shoddy trucks with lots of miles and lots of things wrong with them, spineless management who only care about how big their bonus will be, we only get 4 weeks vacation period, the rate for accumulating personal days or sick time is ludicrous at best. Management does not have any faith in their drivers.
Company Driver - 2 Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in on Jun 6, 2023
Company Driver - 5+ Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in North Jackson, OH on Apr 9, 2023
Company Driver - 5+ Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in Houston, TX on Feb 9, 2023
Company Driver - 6-11 Months CDL Experience
Surveyed in Alabama on Feb 5, 2023
Company Driver - In CDL School CDL Experience
Surveyed in Texas on Aug 8, 2022
Apr 15, 2016
Starting off on the docks is a good way to get your foot in the door, so maybe apply for both dockworker and city driver to better your chances. Fed Ex Freight promotes at lot from within, especially if your moving from P&D to linehaul. And usually it can take over a month before someone gets back to you, because as I mentioned before, a lot of people want to work for Fed Ex or UPS, and usually the guy with the most experience, or someone who has done LTL before gets the job.
Apr 15, 2016
I started line haul runs right after I went through apprentice program. On the road every night (5 nights) and drive 300 miles a night. Depending on vias, 545 miles for the night.
Aug 6, 2015
Been with FXF 3 years. In my opinion, Road
Driver is the way to go.
The biggest advantage to the City Driver position is working days, and it sounds like you don't even have that. Road Drivers tend to make a lot more money than city drivers. Most road driver work is done at night as well, but there are many terminals with daytime linehaul runs. As a new driver don't expect to be driving days unless you are on the extra board. Day runs are gobbled up by the drivers with the most seniority.
To transfer from city to road here are a few requirements:
1. There actually has to be a road position available
2. You have to be on the job 6 months. However, if there is an open position and they do not have any other internal candidates they will allow someone with these than 6 months to transfer before they hire someone from the outside.
3. You cannot be on corrective action.(write up, probation, etc.)
Even as a road driver you will likely have to work the dock at the terminal you are hauling to depending on the mileage you are driving.
If you are driving under 200 miles one way you can expect to spend some time on a forklift. If may be lass than an hour or it could be four.
You can still make excellent money with a short run and dock work. I just came a bid where I drove 74 miles each way and worked the dock at the terminal I drove to. I still averaged $1400/wk gross pay.
I would take a road position over city everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.
Apr 9, 2015
FedEx Freight pays very well. A lot of dock guys there make good money on the dock without risking their job on the street dealing with the city. Easier to get fired having incidents on the street. FedEx Freight pays one of the best but with the better pay comes more rules and a tight ran ship. I've heard of city guys topped out making 70k in the city and Linehaul making 90-100k topped out in my area. That's all I know.
Aug 30, 2014
I worked for fed ex freight for a year as a road driver. When you start there they put you on what they call an extra board. You are an extra driver and they will call you as needed. You will start out working nights,probably doing a 150 to 200 mile run working the dock for 5-6 hours then driving back to home terminal. You will be at the bottom of the board for years and work nights for a long time. The reason is the people that are already there have a lot of seniority. You bid on runs and you bid with seniority if you are the new guy you get what is left after everyone else is done. my dad has worked for them for 25 years good pay but a bunch of be to put up with. Its they are looking for a reason to fire you.
Sep 28, 2014
Q: My husband is a driver apprentice who was recently put through the ddc program. I was just curious whether he has to stay at the terminal he currently works for or is he free to transfer? Does he have to stay because this terminal paid for his training?
A: He has to be one year in his current position, in this case, once he gets a city driver position, before he can transfer, but there are always exceptions, if he is the only one who applies or has good references he will get it, he doesn't have to stay in that terminal, but pretty much is a case to case scenario.
May 11, 2016
Go with Fed Ex Freight. Starting pay is a lot
more than ABF, and they pay OT after 40.
Location does have a lot to do with if you get consistant work or not, but FXF and UPSF try to keep you busy on slow times, from my experience. They'll either have you work the docks, or work a couple hours a day, rather than being laid off, or miss a couple days here and there. FXF and UPSF don't really lay you off.
Mar 3, 2016
I'm not sure what the pay rate would be in Louisiana, but over in Jersey, Fed Ex Freight city drivers start off around $24. I would imagine cost of living would determine nationwide payrate. I know a couple Fed Ex guys working in Delanco, Nj, and it's your typical LTL job. One of them moved from city to road driver/linehaul and is making a hell of a lot more than he did as a P&D driver. I think payrate also depends on if it's union or non union as well. Delanco, Nj is non union, where as Newark, Nj is union. So I would imagine the union drivers get paid a lot more than nonunion.
Apr 9, 2016
Q: Does FEDEX Freight hire CDL grads as drivers? Do you have to start out on their docks first?
A: The have a DDC program called Driver apprentice. Driver development course. You need safe record and 1+ current class A experience or need to go through this class WHEN they are hiring for it. You can apply for city or Driver possition. With experience or apprentice with none and they will even get you your cdl.