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Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Thanks for your replys they do help me alot. The dock got better and i was alot more comfortable by myself. I am getting sent for training in the truck. Can you tell me what the first day was like? I got a fedex pretrip, it is over 10 pages long, maybe 14. I haven't done a pre trip in years. Am I suppose to know most of this on first day? I know some people start out with just a permit so they never did a pretrip. I can spend a couple hrs a night going over it but not going to get the pretrip and the in cab brake check down in one day of studying. Thanks again for any help you can give me!

Dock work isn't a test, it's just work and an opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with how FedEx does things. I know it probably looks overwhelming because you see guys moving at an insane pace and you feel like you can't keep up. Ignore it, it'll come with time and that's not what you're there for.

Show up, be on time and keep your nose clean and you'll be fine. Don't destroy freight and be sure to notate anything that's damaged. I used to think it was a race and I had to keep up with everybody else, but it isn't. Work at your pace and be safe. It'll come to you soon enough.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Hello Banks, can you tell me how your dock training went? Been on the forklift about a week and it has been up and down. I know I have to do more training on the computer for the dock after 2 weeks....is this another test, just looking for any and all info you can give me since you went through this program . Thank you for any info!

And it's not because FedEx isn't a good company, I think they're great but I'm having some issues and I've been thinking a lot.

I came into this thinking I wanted to be a Road Driver (Linehaul Driver) because what can be better than being on the highways and making 90-105K a year?

I've been an unofficial road driver for the past 6 or 7 months. I'm exhausted and it's not the work, it's the lack there of. I don't move for 12-14 hours a day so I'm not using any energy and then I have trouble sleeping because I'm not tired. I'm also gaining weight at a rate that I feel isn't healthy. In the last 7 months I've gained 30-40 pounds.

This is the first job I've ever had that's mostly sitting. I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. I miss the physicality of working in Walmart's distribution center or being a delivery driver for FedEx ground. I'm bored out of my mind going to the same buildings every day, driving on the same highways listening to the same songs and podcasts.

The only benefit is the money. This is the most money I've ever made, but I'm starting to think it isn't worth it.

Posted:  11 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Sorry your thinking of leaving. I just got a start date for next week for driver apprentice. I got my CDL 3 years ago but due to homelife I couldn't switch jobs. It sounded to me that I would be doing 4 hrs training and then dockwork? I am really not sure how the training is going to work, just to make sure you wear clothes for the cold. Is there any info you could give me? Should I go over my CDL practice test? I heard that fedex has a longer pretrip I would have to learn. Is there anyway I could get a copy of this? Do I need to have the pretrip down before I start next week? Sorry for all the questions but I rather be prepared and calm for first day than unprepared. Thank you , any for any info it will be greatly appreciated!!

And it's not because FedEx isn't a good company, I think they're great but I'm having some issues and I've been thinking a lot.

I came into this thinking I wanted to be a Road Driver (Linehaul Driver) because what can be better than being on the highways and making 90-105K a year?

I've been an unofficial road driver for the past 6 or 7 months. I'm exhausted and it's not the work, it's the lack there of. I don't move for 12-14 hours a day so I'm not using any energy and then I have trouble sleeping because I'm not tired. I'm also gaining weight at a rate that I feel isn't healthy. In the last 7 months I've gained 30-40 pounds.

This is the first job I've ever had that's mostly sitting. I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. I miss the physicality of working in Walmart's distribution center or being a delivery driver for FedEx ground. I'm bored out of my mind going to the same buildings every day, driving on the same highways listening to the same songs and podcasts.

The only benefit is the money. This is the most money I've ever made, but I'm starting to think it isn't worth it.

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