Survived first three weeks

Discussion in 'FedEx' started by doireann, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. doireann

    doireann Light Load Member

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    I am in the drivers apprentice program at fed ex freight. I have my CDL but no practice so this so far is a perfect fit for me. The people are honestly so good. Last week was my first week on the dock and I was with a trainer for the first half, and then alone for the rest. So many people stopped and asked if I needed help to build a deck or change out the propane. Or just to give advice and hints as how to do the job easier.
    So far so good.
     
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  3. Bookhacker

    Bookhacker Bobtail Member

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    Congrats on the new position! That's cool that everybody is being helpful. What propane needed to be changed?
     
  4. Trucking in Tennessee

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    Forklifts probably.
     
  5. doireann

    doireann Light Load Member

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    You got it.
     
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    Rollr4872 Light Load Member

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    Is that like a dock worker to driver program? Do they train you/get you driving experience for part and then have you work the dock for the other part, or do you have to work as a dock worker for a certain amount of time and then moving onto training for cdl/driving experience?
     
  7. doireann

    doireann Light Load Member

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    It is called drivers apprentice program. Some people just have their CDL permits when they begin, others like me already have their CDL with all the endorsements. As far as I know, everyone has to do a certain amount of dock work during the training.
    You start in the classroom for over a week, then move onto the dock where they train you with forklift work. Now I am back in the classroom for another 2 weeks and splitting my shift with the dock. After the next 2 weeks, I hope to be with a driver instructor for about 3 weeks.
     
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  8. Dgde4x4man

    Dgde4x4man Bobtail Member

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    Good luck. I started last week and got through my DDC book already and got the first two weeks of freight handling boarding process. Went to start week 3 today and can't til next Monday. Hopefully get my forklift certification tomorrow and can start working dock, otherwise not sure what I will do for a week
     
  9. doireann

    doireann Light Load Member

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    Excellent. I am starting the driving portion on monday. Three weeks of day shift is nice to look forward to.
     
  10. Njhandofdoom

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    How long after your interview did it take for them to get back to you?
     
  11. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    When I interviewed, I was told verbally that they were going to hire me and I received the offer letter two days later.
     
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