FedEx Apprentice Program

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Robert M.'s Comment
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Does anyone know about fedex apprentice training program

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I talked to fedex before i got my CDL. They said that you need to have 6mos OTR and have a "double/triple" endorsement. They also claimed that I would be home EVERY NIGHT.... but still driving 500 miles per day.. claiming i would not be sent further than 250 miles from home. However, after talking to a few trucker friends, it sounds like you have to be quite experienced to drive for them when it comes to the Class A's. The smaller trucks seem to be easier to get hired for.

Best thing to do is call them and try... but from the info i was given, you need 6mos OTR-- they did not give a minimum miles amount... but that could also be for a specific position for which was being advertised in my area.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

G-Rod's Comment
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I currently work at FedEx as a part-time dock worker and most of my reason for it is to get into the driver apprentice program. My boss told me, plus it says this in their driver apprentice job listings that you must only have a CDL permit to apply. This is the reason for it being an apprenticeship, they on the job train you one on one with a driver, and help you get you your Class A CDL.

I have my CDL permit, just waiting for an apprentice position to become available for it, so I can apply.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Khadesia S.'s Comment
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Do they have a certified examiner on site ? Or will they send us to the DMV to obtain the CDL ? Thanks for your time !

I talked to fedex before i got my CDL. They said that you need to have 6mos OTR and have a "double/triple" endorsement. They also claimed that I would be home EVERY NIGHT.... but still driving 500 miles per day.. claiming i would not be sent further than 250 miles from home. However, after talking to a few trucker friends, it sounds like you have to be quite experienced to drive for them when it comes to the Class A's. The smaller trucks seem to be easier to get hired for.

Best thing to do is call them and try... but from the info i was given, you need 6mos OTR-- they did not give a minimum miles amount... but that could also be for a specific position for which was being advertised in my area.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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