What is FedEx Express ?

Discussion in 'FedEx' started by Hottub, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. envayne

    envayne Light Load Member

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    In 2001 Fedex Corp bought American Freight Ways along with Viking Freight to creat what is now Fedex Freight. (Not Fedex Express)

    "Federal Express" was founded by Fred Smith in 1971. (This IS the original Fedex Express.) Is is now just another division under the Fedex Corp umbrella.
     
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  3. envayne

    envayne Light Load Member

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    Again, depending on your location on what your shift is. In my area, a break over an hour and a half is considered split shift. Again, depending on your location, in my area, if you have your own route you usually dont go over 2hours for a lunch. These days in my area 30min is almost a norm. If you're a swing you're more likely to take longer split shifts if you're doing a baseline route or doing a mis-sort run, in which, after you Finnish that you may help other routes in need of help either with deliveries or doing bulk pickups.
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan Light Load Member

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    Well said, envayne. I was just going to add that the CDL swing driver means a Class C CDL with the HAZMAT endorsement. In 2 weeks I will be a swing driver at WWAA which I am looking forward to. I was on a part-time route for 2 years in Wasilla, AK then a full time route for 3 years in Palmer, AK....I need a change of scenery. I get a free endorsement, $1.00 raise and don't have to see the same customers every day.
     
  5. envayne

    envayne Light Load Member

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    Right on brother. I had my own route for 3.5 years and got bored to death. Same places same people. For me though going swing was too much. I did well, i stayed swing for about 4-5 years. My station has roughly 100 routes separated by 4 workgroups. At the time, i only had to stay in my workgroup and not the whole station. Even then, thats alot of routes to bounce between and learn them all. Toward the end things changed and i would have to be available to the whole station. I had enough stress at home, i didnt need alot more added stress at work. Almost every route had alot of businesses and its real frustrating and time consuming trying to find out where to deliver the package and who to deliver to (lot of places are really emotionally picky about this). I did not enjoy having to deal with that all day everyday, plus having to look up stress all day in the map book, dealing with traffic etc etc etc "etc"...So, change of scenery, yes, new people to see, yes, over all worth it to me?, no. Luckily I was able down bid and got a 4/10 float route. Work only 4 days, only do the 'same' 4 routes every week.

    Have you delivered packages using a snowmobile yet? They showed us a video of that once. :biggrin_25520:
     
  6. JRut

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    Yeah I see the Fedex Express package cars all over town. But what about the FedEx Express tractor trailers? I see those in town too and going down the interstates in East Texas. They're all older freightliner day cabs with some being cabovers. How do you get THAT job? I've never seen an open position for FedEx Express truck driver..
     
  7. HardTwoCatch

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    The fedex express tractor trailers driver are called ramp transport driver,those are bid position only. fedex express emplyees can bid on them. ramp transport driver picks up aircaft container full of packages at the airport and then take them to the station where the package car driver at. on the p.m side the ramp transport driver pick up the outbound aircaft container full of packages at the station and take them back to the airport where they are loading onto a fedex express jet.
     
  8. JRut

    JRut Light Load Member

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    Wow so you'd have to start out as a delivery driver first.. I'm guessing the terminals by the big airports are the only ones that have the tractor trailer drivers? I live about 2 hours east of Dallas and see them over this way all the time. And I'm pretty sure we don't have any FedEx Express tractors from over here.
     
  9. HardTwoCatch

    HardTwoCatch Bobtail Member

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    The best way to get in at fedex express is the package handler position,you can start out as a courier but they only post a few on the outside. nope small airport have them too. i know dallas fort worth have ramp transport driver. what airport is closer by you?
     
  10. JRut

    JRut Light Load Member

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    Ooh ok thanks for that info. Yeah i'm about an hour and a half from DFW airport..and as far as the smaller airports i'm close to are Gregg county airport in Longview, TX. (live 10 miles from there), and Tyler airport. don't know if they have express tractors there though.
     
  11. HardTwoCatch

    HardTwoCatch Bobtail Member

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    You're welcome. yea dfw cover your area
     
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