I Think It's Time To Move On

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Auggie69's Comment
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I shortest run is about 170 miles one way with dock work in the middle.

Ours is about 160 miles meet. No dock work. Talking to our "elder" drivers, most of them do the 600mi runs in order to buy something; new truck, new boat, etc. They do it for six months and then choose something else for the new bid

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Kurt P.'s Comment
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Holy crap, how did you guys get hired for Fedex?! I heard it was very hard. Sounds like there are lots of opportunities once you get on. Do you guys work FOR Fedex or a contractor for them? I really would like to get on with a contractor FOR Fedex in Las Vegas so I can be near my elderly parents. I'm 55 and can't do hard physical labor the way I used to, so dock work is out.

C T.'s Comment
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Kurt, we all work for Fedex freight which is the company side. Fedex ground is all contractors. Its not necessarily difficult to get on as a driver if youve got a clean record and experience. Without experience though you would have to go through the apprenticeship program and work for the company for a year to pay the bill I believe. If you start as a road driver you'll be working nights for a while and working the dock using a forklift. If you go into the city there may be some dock work but probably not as much, depends on the center. We so have a terminal in Vegas but I dont know much about it. Best thing you can do is give their terminal manager a call and see what they have to say. Best of luck.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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