Fedex freight drivers apprentice questions

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  1. dropped9

    dropped9 Bobtail Member

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    So I just got scheduled for an interview for fedex freight drivers apprentice program. I was curious if anyone else has been through the program? Hows the pay? Hows the work? They told me it would be freight city driver once I graduate from the apprentice program. Anybody else go this route? I'd love to hear from you.
     
  2. dropped9

    dropped9 Bobtail Member

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    Any freight drivers here that do city runs?
     
  3. Davem3TF

    Davem3TF Bobtail Member

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    you will love it. It is a awesome program that covers you soup to nuts and everything in-between. My advice is simple, be SERIOUS, pay ATTENTION, listen to everything, and you will learn a lot about yourself and driving. I had over 2 decades of driving straight truck (B), and i have walked away with oodles and oodles of knowledge from my instructors, and learned more in weeks than i have in decades.............good luck and see you out there
     
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  4. Lux Prometheus

    Lux Prometheus Heavy Load Member

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    OP, how did you get that interview?
     
  5. Davem3TF

    Davem3TF Bobtail Member

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    look at the jobs on the fedex board, you are looking for the driver apprentice positions available.........
     
  6. Mantis Toboggan

    Mantis Toboggan Bobtail Member

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    Any idea how much of the day is dock work and how much is spent driving?
     
  7. Davem3TF

    Davem3TF Bobtail Member

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    while you are in education, you will work the dock. no biggie. my house is usually busy and crazy, so the time goes by fast. now that i am in my own truck and route, i hardly see the dock, but i am not beyond jumping on a forklift and helping out as needed. do whatever it takes, and you will do well
     
  8. warrior81

    warrior81 Light Load Member

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    first of all ,have a happy new year everyone .i have a question for you "Davem3TF " once the one becomes a full time fedex freight city driver do you get your own route ?and would you say road driver is better than city driver or the opposite ?thank you
     
  9. GreyHound

    GreyHound Medium Load Member

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    Not sure how they do it at any other barns but dispatch sends you were they want you to go at the time you start. But you might work into a route in time.

    Do you want to work during the day and with costumers or do you want to go from terminal to terminal and not see any customers? Day is city and night is road.
     
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  10. warrior81

    warrior81 Light Load Member

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    i Don`t mind both .am sure Road drivers get paid by the miles .right ? versus hourly rate for city .just wondering what types of trailers do city drivers pull ?
     
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