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Posted:  1 year ago

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FedEx Freight Questions

I start tomorrow at 1pm. I guess for orientation and/or training.

What's your start time?

Posted:  1 year ago

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FedEx Freight Questions

Lol sorry I’ve just been reading so many posts on here. Some from so long ago up to recently lol. And that’s okay that you couldn’t get any info for me. Thanks for trying. I’m supposed to be starting tomorrow so I can ask questions when I get there. I excited!

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I was just trying to find out how to talk to Banks personally but couldn’t figure it out. He has information about the job I’m about to start but his posts was about five years ago so I thought that he wouldn’t see it. That’s why I just commented on his most recent post.

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My posts aren't from 5 years ago.... They're 2 years old rofl-2.gif

I didn't get to speak to any of the guys from Cinnaminson last night. My gate time was too early and I was gone before they arrived at my building.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Best way to do a 50/50 Split?

I’m sorry. I’m new to this. I was just trying to find out how to talk to Banks personally but couldn’t figure it out. He has information about the job I’m about to start but his posts was about five years ago so I thought that he wouldn’t see it. That’s why I just commented on his most recent post.

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Okay if you could get more info for me I would greatly appreciate it! I will contact you later through this topic. Thank you so much man! You have been a great help in my decision.

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Devante W.

It would be better to start your own thread rather than hijack this thread because now it's 2 different subjects going on in this post and it's confusing.

It's easy enough to start your own topic.

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Best way to do a 50/50 Split?

Okay if you could get more info for me I would greatly appreciate it! I will contact you later through this topic. Thank you so much man! You have been a great help in my decision.

I've never been inside the building or spoken to management. I'll probably see somebody that works there tonight and I can ask them for more information.

When you do a road run for FedEx, everything is done on the handheld. You know where you're dropping the trainers upon arrival and you know what you're talking back. It's all on the handheld. The only time you have to go inside is if you're taking a loaded trailer and you need the paperwork. Whenever I've gone there I bring back empties so no need for paperwork, no need to talk to anyone.

City drivers work during the day and do pick ups and deliveries. Road drivers with no seniority work nights. It depends on what works better for you.

You can switch to road when the position opens up. They open periodically with retirements and transfers. It goes by seniority.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Best way to do a 50/50 Split?

Thank you so much Banks on the information that you have provided. I will be going for the city driver position. Do you think that the road position is better? And if it is will I have the opportunity to switch to road? And do you know how the station is? Meaning like if it’s a good station to start at?

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I will be working out of the Delanco New Jersey branch. I live outside of Philadelphia. I’m really a go with the flow type of person so I can adjust to the schedule. I’m just worried of failing for the most part. Do you have information on that station?

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That's the Cinnaminson building. I've been there before, I believe it's an end of the line center based on it's size. If I had to guess, you'll be doing your training in Chester Springs. The yard in Cinnaminson is too small for learning how to back.

An end of the line center deals with freight specific to that building that goes out with a city driver for delivery. The freight a city driver picks up gets put into pups and road drivers take them to a hub to get sorted based on destination. As a road driver at an end of the line center, you'll be doing shuttle runs. They are under 200 miles one way and you work the dock at your destination.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Best way to do a 50/50 Split?

I will be working out of the Delanco New Jersey branch. I live outside of Philadelphia. I’m really a go with the flow type of person so I can adjust to the schedule. I’m just worried of failing for the most part. Do you have information on that station?

I went into FedEx freight with no experience in driving a stick and the only time I spent in a truck was on a ride along with G-Town. I was bad.... Really really really really really bad. Some of the guys still laugh about how bad I was and bust my chops about it.

FedEx expects it and they do a good job of helping get through it. You get it out of it what you put into it. If you're defeated and ready to quit, they're going to be defeated and ready to quit. Losing wasn't an option so I didn't lose.

I'm still at FedEx and very happy. I hit a rough patch a few months ago and started testing the waters. I couldn't find a single company that matched the compensation package FedEx provides. The time off, the 401k match and the pay structure is top notch.

I don't know what building you're out of, but you don't escape the weather at FedEx, especially on the dock. It's colder than it is outside in the winter and hotter in the summer.

I don't think the one foot out one foot in approach works. A safety net gives you the confidence to quit and there will be days you want to quit. There were days I would get there early because I knew I was going to need 10-15 minutes to convince myself to go in. I also don't know if the scheduling would work. As an apprentice you go into a queue and work the dock until it's time to train. That can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

I can provide more information if I knew what building you're going to and if you're going road or city. Hope I was able to help.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Best way to do a 50/50 Split?

Hello Banks I know that it’s weird that Im asking questions about FedEx Freight on this topic but I don’t know how to navigate through this website. I was wondering if you were still at FedEx Freight? I am supposed to be starting on Thursday but I am extremely nervous. I work for the post office as of right now as a mailman and have been here for about 6 years but I cannot take the summer weather anymore so I started looking into getting a CDL Permit in which I was able to obtain. I love driving and wanted to do something that would allow me to do so. I was able to land the Driver Apprentice Program job at FedEx Freight and I was just wondering if you think that the program is good for someone that doesn’t have any experience at all? And in your person observations if you payed attention to it were there a lot of people failing? I’m just asking because I don’t want to fully leave the Post Office and move on to FedEx just to fail and be left as a part time dock worker.

I've never heard of a 50/50 split, but it sounds messy. How much experience do you have? Who have you worked for before this? Why are you no longer working there?

We don't know what you should pay or what the owner should pay. Personally, I'm not paying for anything I don't own.

Do you know how much ROI a truck produces? Not a lot. We're talking single digits and that's if you're lucky. With the price of fuel going up and parts in limited supply, a 1 truck shop is in for a lot of headaches.

Neither one of you are ready for an arrangement like this.

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