FedEx Freight

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by striker, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    I've noticed a trend lately, in the last year, Fedex Freight has slowed a lot of their trucks to 65 ish mph, and apparently all these mensa candidate Fedex Freight drivers have no clue how to drive. Seems like every time I get caught behind a slow race, it's a Fedex Freight trying to pass some other 65 mph truck, and neither driver has the brain cells to look in their mirrors and make the decision to end this nonsense.

    Coming back to Denver today on 80 through Nebraska, Fedex Freight decided to pass Forward Air, I always thought Forward Air had 75 mph trucks, we end up with a slow race for 7 miles before Forward Air decided to ease off a touch and let Fedex pass. Meanwhile, rough count, 60 vehicles stacked up behind me (I was 4th behind Fedex). AS soon as Fedex moved over, everyone hauled butt passed both of them, I'm fairly certain the 4 wheelers ahead of me flipped them both off, I was nice enough to give them both some words of encouragement on the CB.
     
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    The worst part is, the 4 wheelers behind you probably thought you were the one causing the backup.
     
  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    ### clowns like that should be euthanized immediately.
     
  5. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    They seem to be all over the place speed wise
     
  6. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    "Elephant races", I'd call the company.
     
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  7. PacoTaco

    PacoTaco Light Load Member

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    I run I-70 through Kansas to Denver every week and see the same thing. FedEx grabs the left lane trying to pass anyone who's going 1/2 mph slower than him. Doesn't care how much traffic gets stacked up behind him.
     
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  8. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Just wait until the 65mph speed limiter bill gets passed. Then the only variable will be weight.
     
  9. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

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    I encounter quite a bit of them on the 287 while pulling tankers between Hartley and Platteville. 65 zone all the way through, but then you'll see their governed selves trying to speed through a town just to catch up.
     
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