CAN A FEDEX SWITCHER BECOME A LINEHAUL DRIVER

Discussion in 'FedEx' started by hundred_lab, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. hundred_lab

    hundred_lab Bobtail Member

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    am a fedex switcher for about 6 months i have spoken to plenty of contractors all have said they are willing to train and hire me i just have to get approved by fedex i get 1 year with my cdl class a in one month do you guys think i will be approved?
     
  2. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    What's a FedEx switcher?
     
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  3. hundred_lab

    hundred_lab Bobtail Member

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    a yard jockey
     
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  4. nasriza

    nasriza Road Train Member

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    i dont see why not as long as you have double and triple endorsment the only thing that would hurt your chances is that if they say that you do not have enough experience with a truck being that you were a switcher but it cant hurt to try.
     
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  5. hundred_lab

    hundred_lab Bobtail Member

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    am so worried i just want to start my career to be able to move out with my family hopefully it all works out thank you
     
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  6. Jamesnuzzo1

    Jamesnuzzo1 Bobtail Member

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    As a fedex driver, their requirements are 1 year of commercial driving class a. No where in the requirements does it say otr regional local jock ect. You should get in just fine
     
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  7. Switcher

    Switcher Light Load Member

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    Also consider driving for Fedex Freight, they have a driver apprentice program.
     
  8. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    You dont have to have a cdl to be a switcher? I know my place requires I have one.
     
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I don't think you need anything to be a jockey. You can literally be on private property in a vehicle that is strictly a yard goat and never put a wheel onto any public road or be under any law. Ive been a jock once or twice. Anyone can do it.

    Now if your employer expect some sort of protection of the company against you breaking bones and filing a claim then there is that. Some sort of qualification.
     
  10. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    No. I know the part about private property. Im just shocked that his employer may not require it. Most places I have seen require at least a B. Mine requires an A.
     
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