FedEx Freight vs Ups Freight

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by BumpDraft, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. BumpDraft

    BumpDraft Member

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    Just curious why FedEx Freight road drivers pay is 6 to 8 cents less on the mile vs Ups Freight road drivers. Is it the union? That's a big difference!!!
     
  2. Topuza

    Topuza New Member

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    I work for FedEx Freight and the pay is over 0.7 per mile ,i dont think UPS freight drivers get paid 0.78 per mile
     
  3. BumpDraft

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    I've been a FedEx Freight for 19 years and my top road pay is 62 cents a mile. Top rate at ups freight is 70. You must live where the cost of living is high.
     
  4. Diggger86

    Diggger86 New Member

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    Yea FedEx wages vary by region. Where I’m at top is .67. The service center about an hour from me is at .70 a mile.
     
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  5. truckingBORED

    truckingBORED Your Huckleberry

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    They can keep the money, just give me that UPS mph!!!
     
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  6. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Our truck goes too fast already.
     
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  7. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on location at FedEx Freight. At UPSF they have a national scale, giving them a huge advantage in many locations. Less (or none) in others.

    You have to factor in the starting rate, as well. Can you stomach the low entry level rate, for the long term gain?

    There are lots of union benefits, despite the initial pay gap. Their contract is up for renewal/renegotiation, but you can read the current one below, including wages/benefits.
    http://www.teamsterslocal17.org/agreement/051613UPSMasterFreightFINAL.pdf
     
  8. FedexLube

    FedexLube Well-Known Member

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    Too true! A senior FedEx freight guy/gal would be nuts to jump ship since he/she stands to loose nearly 10.00/hr.
     
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  9. suzy1052

    suzy1052 Active Member

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    Not to mention you will surely jump on a lift as soon as you park your truck.
     
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  10. Freight Crusher

    Freight Crusher Active Member

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    I'd be happy to trade my truck for a lift. Only problem with that would be the pay cut. The real difference between the 2 companies isn't the pay. It's the pension. UPS offers a pension one can actually retire on. FedEx retirement depends a lot more on your 401. The pension is far from generous.
     
  11. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to hate my new Peterbilt. The X15 cummins has so much power, it cut 7 minutes off my run time each day. That's 35 minutes a week (averaging the time, despite 3/2 bid), or 30.33 hours per year less clock time at $37.17 per hour. Effectively a paycut of $1,127.49 annually. Turn this tractor down!!!

    ST
     
  12. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Drink more water and take more pee breaks.
     
  13. suzy1052

    suzy1052 Active Member

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    Plenty of flux capacitors floating around on ebay. That should fix your problem.
     
  14. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn’t a person need to sit down and do their due diligence?
    Decide how many more years the are going to work and then figure what the pay loss would be short term, what the payback period would be and what the gains in pension might be. Throw in the possibility of retiree medical and....
    But we all know some people aren’t into long term commitments.
     
  15. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    One thing I see the UPSF drivers complaining about constantly over on their board is how they're constantly being sat down while PTS hauls the freight. Their current contract has no protection against the use of PTS.
     
  16. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    We have similar issues with bids being cut to outsource the freight.
     
  17. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    I was mostly pointing out how the grass is always greener on top of the septic tank.
     
  18. FedexLube

    FedexLube Well-Known Member

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    True, just speaking from a topped out drivers perspective. But I have serious doubts that anyone here would be willing to loose 2 grand a month or more. But if my info is correct, being a feeder driver for UPS freight is far more advantageous that UPS freight but I could be wrong
     
  19. suzy1052

    suzy1052 Active Member

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    If you mean the regular UPS then yes its a night and day difference. Everything was drop and hook and you never saw the inside of the docks. The problem is it takes a really long time to get any seniority...you could be on call for 10 years or more.
     
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  20. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    God help us if my partner sees that post!!!!
     

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