Fedex Freight, Applying Different State

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  1. JReding

    JReding Road Train Member

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    This is true. And that may also vary from region to region as well, in regards to how close the nearest hub is to your home terminal, how many drivers are in your terminal, volume of freight, how quickly you can advance, etc.

    Some locations also have daytime linehaul, but I'm guessing those positions are constantly held by senior drivers. I have a friend in Arizona, that's what he does.

    If it's up your alley, you may check on the P&D side as well. Pay is hourly.
     
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  3. russtrucker

    russtrucker Road Train Member

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    When I started driving for Fedex freight 2 years. I started 46 cents a mile, Im at 58 cents a mile
     
  4. kbello24

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    Thanks for the reply. I like dock work so I won't mind it at all. What company do you work for? If you mind me asking
     
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  5. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    Dayton Freight.

    Just curious - are you currently with ABF? Is it possible to transfer, or is there another reason you'd want to leave?
     
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  6. kbello24

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    Yes I am currently with ABF out of NJ and a transfer is still a possibility but I am looking to move to Charlotte, NC and in that area their ABF is not as big as the one I'm currently at and they do not have road drivers out of that terminal. As to Fed ex freight their location there is huge and have tons of road drivers. Something to sit and think about
     
  7. Bob Dobalina

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    Yep, makes sense. I think ABF in Columbus may run the same, without road drivers. The giant hub is in Dayton. Despite being a bigger city, ABF in Columbus has around 40 doors, whereas they have nearly 400 in Dayton.
     
  8. MACK E-6

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    One thing to keep in mind here if I may.

    To my knowledge Fedex uses two separate seniority boards for city and linehaul. That means if you want a day run with FedEx you'll have to run nights for an indefinite period of time. You won't be able to run city and then take a day linehaul when one appears because you'll go back to the bottom of the list.
     
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  9. JReding

    JReding Road Train Member

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    Good point, @MACK E-6...

    Yes, there are two seniority boards, City and Road. When you are on one, and you apply for the other, you do in fact lose bid seniority. I'm not sure about the rest of the country, but here on the west coast, an experienced driver looking to get on with the company can apply for whatever position is open off either board, as long as it's available. A trainee will be cross-trained, two weeks with a trainer, one week with a road "coach", and one week with a city "coach", then if there's no issues, the trainee is scheduled for a driving test with the state.

    Typically, most drivers will start in the city, then "move up" to road driver.
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Thankfully, my outfit doesn't do that. I started out running nights until I had enough seniority to take a city run in an area I liked when it opened up.
     
  11. kimbosa

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    You can also trade if both agree and no one wants it. Like i wanted back in the city and a city guy wanted the road. I took his route and he took my run at night. But i started on the bottom again.
     
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