FedEx city driver apprentice position? Is this a waste of time?

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  1. Redex

    Redex Bobtail Member

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    I am looking at getting into a truck driving job.

    I do not have a CDL or a CLP. I’ve been looking at the truck driving school at the local community college to get some training.

    I’ve also seen this fedex job advertise and it’s says that candidates should have at least a CLP when applying. Would it be a waste of time to apply for this position without a CDL or experience? Do they train newbies from the ground up?
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Get your CLP and apply.
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    FedEx freight does offer a training program to qualified applicants who don’t yet have their CDL. Dock workers and others within the company may apply for this apprenticeship program. Driver development instructors teach candidates the skills they need to pass the written and practical CDL exams.
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  5. Redex

    Redex Bobtail Member

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    Thanks! I’m looking at YRC now too since they have a class starting soon not too far from me. I’d like to get a job where I’m home almost every night. Doing two years OTR and never being home will not work for me.
     
  6. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Which Fedex? Fedex isn't just Fedex anymore. What specific company are you looking at?
     
  7. Redex

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    fedex freight
     
  8. Chinatown

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    YRC is good for what you want, plus, free health insurance and vested for a pension after 5 years.
     
  9. jmz

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    That position is specifically for anyone who doesn’t have a Class A CDL with at least a year of experience. So you absolutely can get hired with just a permit and they’ll train you, but keep in mind that you could be competing for the job with drivers who just got their license or maybe have a few months of experience.
     
  10. Chinatown

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    That one year experience is with a regular car license isn't it?
     
  11. jmz

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    No, I said the apprentice position is for anyone who does not have a year of Class A experience.

    I have no clue how much car driving experience is required.
     
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