Difference between Fedex freight and national

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  1. islandboy_671

    islandboy_671 Bobtail Member

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    I know Fedfreight was Viking freight at one time because I used to drive for Viking Freight and now watkins is Fedexnational. What is the difference? They both are hiring in my area. I know Fedfreight is LTL but what is National?
     
  2. Goofy Worker

    Goofy Worker Light Load Member

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    Fedex national is LTL.I should know cause my husband drives for FedEX National LTL.
     
  3. bigsistertam

    bigsistertam Bobtail Member

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    FedEx Freight is formerly Viking Freight and American Freightways. FedEx National is formerly Watkins. Freight is the premier carrier for all points in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Specializing in next and second day markets. National is the premier carrier for all points in the U.S. Specializing in long haul markets.
     
  4. Ms Ginny Trucker

    Ms Ginny Trucker Bobtail Member

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    Also difference is how fast their trucks go and what kind of truck you drive. LTL(Watkins) did not change the speed on their trucks to go as fast a the other FedEx. I asked about this once when I was dropping my company trailer there and they said it had been decided when they merged to leave LTL as it was.
     
  5. TDS

    TDS Bobtail Member

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    Fedex Freight is for the intregional 2 -3 day lanes, National is more For your 5 - 7 day shipments when time isn't sensitve
     
  6. aladdin sane

    aladdin sane Medium Load Member

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    Why they aren't combined I'll never know. Seems like a pretty weird strategy to me.
     
  7. greydog007

    greydog007 Bobtail Member

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    wait till jan. 2011. they will be ONE!!!!!!

    a whole lot of terminals will be closed, our combined.
     
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  8. truthteller

    truthteller Bobtail Member

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    FED EX National and Freight Merger are requiring line drivers to work the dock and putting dock workers into driving positions which in turn are accidents waiting to happen and are happening. Go figure!!!! With the merger inexperienced drivers are getting mileage runs and experienced line drivers are required to work the dock. How absurd is that????
     
  9. RJ33RD

    RJ33RD Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah I agree with u , a lot of carriers do the same thing . Conway,central, nemf but hey its what it is...
     
  10. ashojr

    ashojr Bobtail Member

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    That's not entirely correct! It's all based on job class seniority. At FedEx Freight all line drivers are only required to work the dock based on the length of their run, and all shuttle drivers!
    But you are correct about the dock workers becoming drivers. FedEx has moved away from full-time dock help where possible. So many have signed up for driver training to keep their full-time status and benefits.
     
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