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FEDEX FREIGHT Fedex Direct

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by Holo989, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Holo989

    Holo989 Member

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    Had a meeting this morning at my service center about a new pilot program that we are starting. It’s called Fedex Direct and it is all about residential delivery’s. Basically you will have a box truck but the customer will have 2 options for delivery they are calling it direct and direct premium. The direct is the same thing we do now like bringing the freight into the customers garage. Now the premium is full service where the driver will have to bring the freight into the house. They’re also going to have a helper with you on those not sure if it’s a dock worker or another driver. But there’s a whole list of things we have to bring now to those premium delivery’s.

    1. Tyvek Suit
    2. Pledge multi wipes
    3. Safety glasses
    4. Kick stops
    5. Door jamb protector pads
    6. LED work light
    7. Tape measure
    8. Dolly wheel booties
    9. Gerber multi tool
    10. Cordless vacuum
    11. Paper floor protection roll
    12. Yellow moving rubber bands
    13. Shoe booties
    14. Dude body wipes
    15. Hand truck
    16. Power assist pallet jack

    They said that this isn’t even all of it and at the moment they are unsure if they want to offer a service where drivers then set up whatever the customer ordered after delivery or have a contractor do it. Also unsure if we will do stairs or not so it’s first floor only at the moment. There is a lot more to it though as this starts next week and they continue to add things to it.
     
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  3. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    They are adding a 28' pup behind the box truck in order to transport the necessary
    equipment.
     
  4. shakey

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    We are a test market also. Ours will go to contractors to deliver and set up.
    Stupidest thing I have ever heard.
     
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  5. mud

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    Let the contractors hurt themselves.
     
  6. Boats n hoes

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    I hope this is a job people can bid on. Like we have road drivers. City drivers and then whatever you want to call this. If this is something all city drivers have to do then they might lose alot of people. I for one dont want to be a furniture delivery man that not only has alot of routes with alot of stops but i have to set it up for you too.
     
  7. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Construction Zone Mirror Expert

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    Might be a bunch of non CDL holding,contractors. You know. Like the ones on the trucking accident thread that hit 10 ft overpasses? Look how XPO does it....
     
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  8. Holo989

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    At my service center they just give you the keys to the box truck along with your delivery receipts, don’t have a choice and it doesn’t matter where you are on seniority because I have seen everyone from top to bottom do it. Except for the female drivers for some reason. But I don’t get how we went from a threshold only to we’re going into your house. I don’t see this lasting long it’s only a matter of time before the company gets sued because of damage.
     
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  9. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Why don’t they just let the drivers do their job and deliver the freight to the garage and then have a team of dockworkers show up to carry it in and assemble...no wait, scratch that, BAD IDEA...I can see them now trying to drive a forklift up an aluminum handicap ramp to get an 80lb piece of freight inside the house!!
     
  10. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I hear they are adding a dromedary box on the pup for Red's golf cart.
     
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  11. dsh69

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    Customers only want free shipping now. They're not going to pay for this :shit:.

    What will happen is the shipper will promise "white glove delivery" included in the free shipping price, then send it through FXF to see if we'll actually do it without billing for it. We'll end-up doing it while working to bill the shipper.

    Whole lot of work for no payoff.
     
  12. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    This is why I would never want to be a city driver. I might be put out of work by robots before city drivers, but there is not enough money in the world for me to break my back delivering TV's and exercise bikes to people's houses. If I wanted to be a mover, I'd work for a moving company.
     
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  13. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker The lead Clown's kryptonite!!!!!!

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    What stupid college kid came up with this program? I hope they fire who ever it was when this program flops.
     
  14. LTLIndentured

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    They are trying to compete with xpo final mile. Won’t work. Fxf has too many older drivers to compete with the vastly younger xpo drivers. Xpo knew what they were doing running off older drivers with cams and nutty discipline
     
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  15. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker The lead Clown's kryptonite!!!!!!

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    Where you located op? Just wondering what center is the test dummy for this disaster.
     
  16. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Construction Zone Mirror Expert

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    Truth is,FedEx actually bought this service from a Coop Dispatch subsidiary, 2 men,a truck,and a boardwalk. Talk to Big Dave....
     
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  17. Holo989

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    North east ATL. But all centers in atl are doing this along with ones in Dallas, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and some others I don’t remember.
     
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  18. dsh69

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    See, I don't believe this will make any money. Shippers will NEVER quote what it will cost for "white glove service" unless it's actually built into the price.

    And carriers will never make any money unless they can put it on a Class B truck with a couple of $15hr workers to lug up and down stairs and install.

    And I say that KNOWING they will run off all their CDL-A drivers if they even attempt to do this.
     
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  19. Boats n hoes

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    No way in holy hell would i do that job. Either would go to the road or quit if forced.
     
  20. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Construction Zone Mirror Expert

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    Sure they will make money at it... These companies know that most people do not have the patience,know how, or a way to get it to their home. And the big one! They can sit on their lazy butt on the couch and order it delivered,and set up,and record the whole event on Facebook so they can show everybody!
     

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