Fedex freight drivers apprentice questions

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  1. GreyHound

    GreyHound Medium Load Member

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    Road is millage, They know how many miles it is from one terminal to another. You get 30 min pay for hooking a set and unhooking a set, also pay for fueling trucks, Working a dock is paid by the hour at your terminal or a hub. All city is hourly with overtime after 8 hours worked as a driver or on the dock. City drivers pull pups and vans, some liftgates also. Depends what the job calls for and what they have on the yard not being used.

    Its a good job with a very good company, just do what they tell you to do and you should have no problems. I do know I will not be going any other place else. I also wished I found this job 20 years ago.
     
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  2. warrior81

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    thank you that is very helpful.i have just been officially hired last week for a part time city driver .and am still under training ..so far i like everything about the company .everyone is very helpful at my center .the only thing i am sure i won`t feel comfortable with is pulling a 53 '' trailer in tight and narrow streets ..but the money sounds good ..so that compensates for all the hard work :)
     
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  3. Drew352

    Drew352 Medium Load Member

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    hey warrior have you started yet? they just posted same job here in Orlando and I was interested in it. any info would be appericated. I don't have a cdl but it says aslong as u have a cdl permit by time u start u ok which I could get no problem
     
  4. warrior81

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    yes i am on my i have done two weeks of training now and am loving it ...it is a lot of videos and computer stuff ..but you will learn a lot ..i have met people that have been here for a long time and they all love it .the benefits and pay are great .they started me out at 18.70 (i may have mentioned a different rate before but this is the right one ).the process is a little long but i think it is worth the wait once you get your feet in .if you get this opportunity don`t hesitate to take it .i did some over the road and i hated it .living in a truck and out of truck stops food is not my thing ..
     
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  5. Davem3TF

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    i i love it as well, and wish i had come here years ago.................................
     
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  6. lottogoo

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    It's a great program, just finished up DDC skills weeks. I learned a tremendous amount about myself and driving. I however didn't make the cut and have to go back to partime dock until I requalify in 6 months and if a city position is open I start again. My instructor was great but was very by the book. Double clutching was my down fall, I was almost proficient but ran out of time.l
     
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  7. warrior81

    warrior81 Light Load Member

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    where did you have your coach ? and did you have to take tests in backing and city driving and stuff ?
     
  8. MadeinMX

    MadeinMX Light Load Member

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    Ask management to be hostler certified. Next time you apply, in six months, you will be very good at backing...
     
  9. Socalchuckster

    Socalchuckster Light Load Member

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    I am interested in the apprentice program but notice that it is only offered in two places in California, both of which are not where I want to work out of. After you complete training are you allowed to transfer to a hub of your choice? Also how long is the training and are you paid while in training?
     
  10. MadeinMX

    MadeinMX Light Load Member

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    Once you are hired within a position, any transfer depends on availability. There might not be any open position in the service center you want to work for for a while, and if there is, you would need to apply internally just like any other employee and interview. Training is paid, a little less than a driver pay, but once training is finished, about six-seven weeks later, the apprentice gets promoted to a driver position including driver pay.
     
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