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Z M.'s Comment
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Ok so he is running under FedEx’s DOT authority. Probably because he had his insurance cancelled after that fatal crash.

My guess is this guy is not the most reputable and running his operation on a shoestring. I base that statement on running trucks with broken a/c and pushing drivers. I have known small guys do that and there equipment overall is generally junk and they don’t stay in business very long.

I could be wrong about this guy, just making an observation based on things I have seen in the past.

I had a guy approach me about leasing onto him. He bought a small company and has no experience in trucking. He had no idea what needed done and after speaking with him I declined his offer. He got some local contracts when he bought the company and needd drivers, which he has a hard time finding. The ones he does have are not the best. No way in the world I would work for a outfit like this.a

Where can I see this information on this fatal crash? All his trucks have lane protection stuff and cameras in them as well we have to do some mandatory safety tests for him each mo th for fedex

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Banks's Comment
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Ok so he is running under FedEx’s DOT authority

All contractors run on FedEx's authority. FedEx requires contractors to be insured and sets the coverage requirements. It's not likely that the contractor didn't have insurance.

My guess is this guy is not the most reputable and running his operation on a shoestring

Most of them are not reputable and they're all operating on a shoe string.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Ok so he is running under FedEx’s DOT authority. Probably because he had his insurance cancelled after that fatal crash.

My guess is this guy is not the most reputable and running his operation on a shoestring. I base that statement on running trucks with broken a/c and pushing drivers. I have known small guys do that and there equipment overall is generally junk and they don’t stay in business very long.

I could be wrong about this guy, just making an observation based on things I have seen in the past.

I had a guy approach me about leasing onto him. He bought a small company and has no experience in trucking. He had no idea what needed done and after speaking with him I declined his offer. He got some local contracts when he bought the company and needed drivers, which he has a hard time finding. The ones he does have are not the best. No way in the world I would work for a outfit like this.

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Where can I see this information on this fatal crash? All his trucks have lane protection stuff and cameras in them as well we have to do some mandatory safety tests for him each month for fedex

That blue, clickable link I sent you early on. Go to the very bottom, before the Canada stuff. Just familiarize with the spreadsheet; you'll see it.

Looks kinda like this; data wise, anyway:

Type...... Fatal Injury Tow Total

Crashes.... 1 0 0 1.......(sorry, it won't line up & I don't have the time to HTML it!)

~ Anne ~

Ps: PJ, wonder if he's using Pit Bull Express' MC#s somehow? Shady as heck, I know. MC#552452 ...

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

PJ's Comment
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It looks like he got into trouble under his own and leased under fedex. Probably not best scenario but kept trucks in the road

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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In my experience, FedEx ground contractors are scumbags and the FedEx ground dispatchers aren't much better.

FedEx ground contractors run that way for a reason. It's all about the money. They get paid twice in different ways

1) the per mile rate. This covers expenses like payroll and equipment. This is how you get your money

2) the bonuses. This is where the contractor makes their money. Bonuses are paid out based on a percentage of success. They have to be successful 9x% of the time. That's why they can't stop.

There are contractors that will deduct a lost bonus from the drivers pay. It happened to me when I was delivering packages for ground.

During COVID, FedEx ground contracted FedEx freight to help them with their linehaul runs because they couldn't keep up with the online orders. I was able to dish it back to their dispatchers and it felt so good.

My first day running linehaul for ground, they made me wait 4 hours for a load. When they finally had something for me, it was too long for me to get done on my available drive time. They insisted it was all they had and I calmly told the dispatcher "I've been here for 4 hours. I'm going to sit in my truck for another 30 minutes and if you don't have anything for me by then I'm going home and you're only getting those extra 30 minutes because I'm getting paid to sit here". Her response was "you can't do that". I told her "guess we'll find out in 30 minutes". After those 30 minutes I went back inside to see if they had anything closer, they did not so I called Central dispatch told them to put down 4.5 hours of delay pay and set up my trip back home and they did.

The next day that same dispatcher had a trip ready for me when I got there and I didn't even have to wait in line.

The moral of the story is don't work for ground contractors. They suck and so do their dispatchers.

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See he doesn't even do retention pay, and when the hot season starts in November, all the guys with dedicated runs end up losing their runs to seasonal people and then they run bull****, my friend who worked for Steve told me about it

Z.M.

Hope things have worked out and/or looked up for you. We still collectively wonder. Stop back and let us know, please!

We do this, at Trucking Truth; learning from others' mistakes, endeavors, and conundrums...so we can have the annals for education purposes for the new folks that pass through here, as did you.

Hope all is great either way!!

~ Anne ~

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Dispatcher:

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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