FedEx Freight Diary (ala Russian Rabbit)

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by McUzi, Jul 17, 2019.

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  1. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    1) i feel, if the company is already big, risk management allows the company to have resources for slow growth. i don't anything about the fantastic story of whoever was ceo going to vegas and scoring big, but this sounds more like greed vs. growth.

    a) i extrapolate this to the individual: If you're already making a high salary, then risk management allows you to continue making that high salary and careful spending and investing generally means growth. Walking away from one 95-100K job for another one at a smaller company is too risky in my opinion. Walking away from a 95K job to a 200K job, then ok.
     
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  3. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    Well, since this is near the holidays, then this is sort of like when Charlie Brown got that little tree. He was like F it and F everyone else. i like this tree and i'm taking it home. Don't give a plop what anyone else feels or says.

    Well, senator, i hope your little tree grows.
     
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  4. jmz

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    Meh, if I really wanted to go up there, I would have gone for the opening at PVD a few months ago. Just doesn't really seem worth it to me at this time. Plus, I'd have to live with constantly hearing that New England accent! The only real enticement would be accelerating my pay progression from 3 years to 1 year.
     
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    You don't want to live here in the northeast. It's too expensive. LOL
     
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  6. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    I was totally being facetious about moving here lol. Good thing you didn't go, that yard is an absolute excrement hole, riddled with potholes and a large portion of the property is dirt. I love doing vias, but I HATE going through PVD.
     
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    I'll second that. When I retired from UPS in Pennsylvania I was at $38.64/hr. Now back in Florida I'm at $28/hr and my take-home pay is only about$100 less a week. It's amazing how much taxes can eat up.
     
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    He was taking about Fred Smith, the founder of Federal Express, in the 70s rising fuel cost had taken a toll on the company, especially the aircraft fuel, at one point FedEx was down to $5000 in operating money left, so Fred took the remaining $5000 to a black jack table in Vegas and left the casino with $27,000, just enough to keep FedEx in business one more week, and to give Fred a little more time to secure more funding and eventually raising another $11 million to keep FedEx going.
     
  9. jmz

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    Last week started out somewhat below average but in the end turned out pretty great by my standards. Had the usual local runs all week and then also got kicked out of the hub one day with a run for a few hundred extra miles. It was a fluke that I got it at all, and I don't expect it to happen again any time soon but it was a nice change of pace.
     

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  10. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    This last week was fruitful. Snow resulted in linehaul being called off for the region, so I used that to burn the remainder of my sick time, since if we don't use it, it won't get paid out during separation. Double turned the hub every day except Friday, which my run was cut to fill a higher mileage run for not having enough drivers. The delay time was the result of discovering faulty airbags on not one but TWO of my trailers leaving my service center, resulting in them having to swing the freight into different trailers.

    I'm still kind of in the dark on my vacation payrate, if it is calculated based on what I'm told of December to Novembers wages divided by 2,080 hours, then my vacation rate at the time of payout should be somewhere in the $44/hr range when they pay it out, so possibly $2,300 in vacation time that will also be paid out.

    $87,445 ytd
     

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    0.84 hrs to swing two trailers is pretty good! Usually what happens with us is they just assign a different trailer since there’s so many going to the same place. But if it happens on a double turn, there’s no one in the building by that point. All you can do is clock in to dock and swing the whole thing yourself.
     
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