FEDEX FREIGHT Fedex Vs Saia

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  1. THE CHOSEN ONE

    THE CHOSEN ONE Member

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    Had interviews and job offers from both companies.
    Fedex offer: linehaul
    .51 start .65 full rate (home daily)
    Extra board on call
    Mandatory dock work under 400 miles.
    Saia offer: linehaul
    68.5 to start
    Full-time run (night) Home daily
    No dock work
    Inward facing cameras
    Health insurance is much better at Saia.
    Seems like two great places to work, but Saia I think maybe my choice.
    Any pros and cons I should know about FedEx vs saia before I make a final decision. Thanks
     
  2. LTL PRO

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    If i were to start over I’d go SAIA . FedEx is not a freight company , they are an investment firm run by shareholders and micro managing kids who never drove a truck a day in their lives telling people who’ve been driving for 20+ years with no accidents how to drive a truck . FedEx Frt is a good job but the benefits are most likely the worst in the industry, and it comes with a lot of :horseshit: . I’ll have some guys come on here who think FDX can do no wrong but I’m just being honest with you . I have some friends at SAIA who have both good and bad to say about them too , but my opinion is go with SAIA .
     
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    mattbob Active Member

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    SAIA
     
  4. Streaker69

    Streaker69 Active Member

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    A handful of guys at my hub went to saia and they're happy with their decision. I may do the same once my year is up.
     
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  5. THE CHOSEN ONE

    THE CHOSEN ONE Member

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    Appreciate the info driver
     
  6. bigdaddy300

    bigdaddy300 Active Member

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    U dont get paid for your drop and hooks at saia at fedex your get 30 min for drop 30 min for hook and 15 min for fuel ...trust me it adds up
     
  7. THE CHOSEN ONE

    THE CHOSEN ONE Member

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    I was told you do get paid for drops and hooks, but not fueling. I will check into it further. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Not to mention Saia has driver facing cameras (allegedly with audio) with a no CB policy as well as a no cell phone/Bluetooth policy.

    You can do as you wish but I personally won’t drive for anyone who puts a camera facing me, period...no one pays that much money!!
     
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  9. THE CHOSEN ONE

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    Copy that driver. To be honest driver the cb and phone thing really doesn't bother me, I'm not the most sociable guy in the world lol, but I do understand your points and appreciate your opinion.
     
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  10. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    I’d choose FedEx in a heartbeat but let me ask you a hypothetical question. If FedEx were to introduce driver facing cameras along with the audio that goes with DriveCam and add the stupid Bluetooth and CB policy would you quit? I can’t see you giving up all that seniority and starting over someplace else. I could see you retiring early though. :1036316054:
     
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  11. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch Ukraine interpreter

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    Gotta remember Red. A big part of the reason for these cameras is the insurance companies dictating it. If you ever go south of Indy on I -65, and see those lawyer ads on billboards, literally every few miles, it will make a lot of sense. I would bet cameras forward, and rear facing will be industry standard within 5 years. Union or not...
     
  12. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    That’s why I asked him that question. I believe you are 100% correct. He relatively a young man.
     
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  13. Old dude

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    Looks like Saia is the choice based on of
    Pick the one closest to your house because most of these companies are so similar it doesn't matter.
     
  14. "THETRUTH"

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    We got a handful of road drivers running one or two days a week. Trying to hang on . And we haven't even hit the slow season yet. And everyone that's been in this business a long time know every election year freight comes to a standstill.
     
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  15. Jaloc

    Jaloc Well-Known Member

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    If you are even slightly overweight SAIA's Dr. will make you get a sleep study put you on CPAP machine!
     
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  16. THE CHOSEN ONE

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    Thank's I'm already on one. Best decision I ever made. I sleep so much better and feel well rested. Took me awhile to get used to it, but I can't sleep without now.
     
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    Saia does look better on paper. Where are you located?
     
  18. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    Just an fyi. Safety was doing a blitz in STL a month or so ago and one of the safety guys said we are getting driver facing cameras. FedEx Express recently got them and we are next. They said they haven't decided if ground will be forced to get them as well. An express driver in my area showed one of our drivers their new cameras and he wasn't happy about it!
     
  19. THE CHOSEN ONE

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    Way up in the Northeast
     
  20. Big Dave

    Big Dave I love Ridge Sox popcorn

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    They’re new up there. I know a Kool Kat who transferred up there from Fedex. He can probably answer some questions...
     
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