Running line FXF Memphis

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  1. Cohiba

    Cohiba Bobtail Member

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    Anyone running line for FedEx Freight out of Memphis? I'm looking to transfer and would like to hear about the runs and pay. I'm currently in the Bay area of California. We get per hour, I'd like to know more about how it works outside of CA.

    And to the old crusty ####### that's gonna tell me that's a question for the Terminal Manager.. I know, but they're closed today and tomorrow and i want to know now.
     
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  2. McUzi

    McUzi Medium Load Member

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    Out of Memphis? You’ll be on XB for a while.

    Paid by the mile, paid a half hour of your hourly rate per drop, per hook and 1/4 hour for fuel, trailer or tractor swap. Hourly delay pay after break on a hub turn over 475 miles only.
     
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  3. McUzi

    McUzi Medium Load Member

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    Also, you’ll find the difference in being paid by the mile and running on highways with higher speed limits than 55 sans an aggressive CHP will be a significant pay raise, probably to the tune of 5-7 dollars an hour if you break it down.
     
  4. Cohiba

    Cohiba Bobtail Member

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    That would be great. We get payed well but not nearly enough to live here. We make a little over $34 starting and $38 something after a year when we top out. Dock pay is $27.xx and $30.xx
     
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  5. McUzi

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    So, breaking it down works out to the following math.

    A topped out shuttle run of 444 miles in the C pay scale works out to a paycheck of $1886.98 gross.

    Mathematically, you'd run probably around a 57mph average across 65mph highways, accounting for pulling hills etc. It probably takes an average of 15 minutes to hook or break a set and the same for fueling, topping def and other fluids as well. That means you are averaging about 45 hours of work for that run, not including the break or time spent waiting for freight, which in turn equates to about $41.75/hr for all work performed.

    You'd have to perform about 50 hours of work at 38/hr to run the same gross pay on that run, again, not including dock work.

    CA going to hourly was only a bump in pay by way of the 55mph highways and aggressive speed enforcement by CHP.
     
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  6. Cohiba

    Cohiba Bobtail Member

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    Where you out of? I have a feeling Memphis isn't on C pay.
     
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  7. jmz

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    I saw that position open up, and my first thought when looking at the location is that it is 20 miles away from the West Memphis terminal. So the question to ask someone who works there would be...is the bottom of the road board a pathetic 40 miles per night?

    Edit: And it’s actually 3.5 miles from another FxF terminal that I didn’t even see at first.
     
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  8. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    How does that even work? Are some terminals still part of a different system? I remember they used to have that "National LTL" division after they bought Watkins Motor Lines. I figured it would all eventually merge and some terminals would close.
     
  9. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    We have a few niteliner runs (with dockwork) that are 22-27 miles apart i think round trip or one way.
     
  10. McUzi

    McUzi Medium Load Member

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    Some terminals ended up being dedicated to line haul and hub operation or running economy from one terminal and priority from another.
     
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