Breaking in

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by deliverydriver, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. deliverydriver

    deliverydriver New Member

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    I had a post on the newbie thread but only got two replies, hopefully since this thread is for FedEx you men can help me out. I have a CDL-A with doubles/triples and hazmat endorsement. I drove for Coca-Cola delivering to Supermarkets. I moved up to sales and then left to sell other products, been doing this about ten years. I am tired of chasing unrealistic sales numbers and begging for orders. There was an opening at the FedEx Freight barn in my town, I applied on the website but have not heard anything. The job is still on the site. Will they take a look at me since I have not been driving truck for a while? What does the pay look like, overtime available? I have a clean driving record. Any suggestions would be appreciated:bowdown:
     
  2. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    imho they should if you can del cokes and put up with the bs the mom & pop stores give you you should be a good city driver
     
  3. atvnut

    atvnut Member

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    In my opinion deliverydriver I would say they would probably look at you because we take dock associates and half a$$ train them and stick them in a truck, so I would say they might make you do some extra training but they should take a look at ya.....Good luck driver!!!!!
     
  4. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator

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    I worked for Coke a long time ago, I hated going to the grocery stores and play stock boy
     
  5. Slackdragon

    Slackdragon moderator

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    we have 5 or 6 ex-Coca a Cola drivers here ....:smilie_132:
     
  6. SPACECADETwACDL

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    If it has been more than a week since you filled out the online application, go to the center and ask to talk to the HR or CM. Go tomorrow. Wait until 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. If the opening is still there, a face with the application means a lot.

    Should start around $17.50 or so and top about $21 in about three years. Don't count on OT. Come fall and mid-late winter you may have a tough time coming close to 40, and you may be sitting at home, especially if the economy is still struggling. Just depends on the center you are working at.
     
  7. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    if you have been in sales for the last 10 years without driving a tractor trailer you probably won't be accepted as a driver. If I remember right you must have 1 year recent driving experience. If you don't qualify but you do have a cdl then they may hire you as a part time dock worker. After being a part time dock worker for 6 months you will be able to go through the dock to driver program if there are positions available. This is how it works at my barn. I think the part timers start at 15.xx an hour with no benefits, but they do get the quarterly incentive payout
     
  8. frt hauler

    frt hauler Active Member

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    why not call the center mgr and talk with him/her and let em know your interested get you name in the door
     
  9. sourpickle

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    This is the thing I'm only going by what I know. They first try to hire with in first. Then If the can't get anybody with in the company like someone that wants to transfer or a driver apprentice. Then they will hire off the street. That's how I got on I new someone with in. And he help me get on. Plus I was at the right place at the right time.
     
  10. Cornbinder

    Cornbinder Active Member

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    1-Year.........

    :smilie_132:When i started here in 2000 i had'nt driven Tracter Trailer in just over 1 year i had to go into the then new Driver Development Course DDC,I hope this answer's your question.:1036316054:
     
  11. deliverydriver

    deliverydriver New Member

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    Thanks to everyone who responded to the post, the information has been very helpful.:1036316054:
     

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