You expect to make money as an independent contractor but the loads are few and far between. You have to sign a contract with them to work for a flat rate fee per mile. There is no guarantee of miles per week either.
Get to travel
No regular sleeping hours . Have to pay for everything whether you make any money that week or not.
Set way to much u will go broke u have 2 bid on loads ,dont doit dont doit I've been driving for 28 years set everywhere dont let know one lie to u ,,you will go broke fleet owners get priority on loads
I love the company just trying to do more active work for my health. I made a lot of money and seen my family a lot I was an over the road driver home three days a week I loved it until my codriver got into an accident
.... if you know someone already employed with the company, or who can put in a good word for you, then you could be ok. But, if you go in there on your own and expect to be treated fairly, it probably won’t happen.
No communication from dispatch Loads constantly cancel Used to be great till freight dropped now they want drivers to move for basically free They seem to have forgotten that they need drivers Learn to bid loads according to trucks don’t send them into dead zones without relocation
I am tired of trying to compete for loads. Tired of my pay being held for 3+ weeks because their computer system is always "going down". Am not being reimbursed enough for gas and tolls. Am also tired of being told that I can not get a load because someone else has not had a load for a longer period of time than myself; even though I was the first to accept that load.
I worked for 1 week, 50 hours in 4 days. I haven't worked since late September so I went from doing nothing to nonstop lifting stuff & being gone 12 hour days. Of course I was going to be dire & exhausted but I kept going. I twisted my back but was fine to go in but the boss told my trainer to just drop me off at my car without ever talking to me. I went to the Drs to make sure it was just that I was out of shape & got a Drs note to return a day later. I called/text my boss to make sure I was all good to go back & he said he would call me back & he never did. His wife was the person who hired me but she works for a company that handles the hiring. I had to call/text her to get told "this isn't working out" no explanation nothing. The BOSS couldn't even talk to me when I had him on the phone, he told me he would call me back & I waited hours before texten his wife who is not an employee of FedEx & she told me. I worked close to 50 hours got paid for 42 & 1$ less than i was told.
Not sure of any
Management is lousy, set up of trucks unorganized adds an extra hour plus to your day.
A typical day starts around 4-am planning routes with the manager.I learned how to manage in quick pace environment to meet our delivery deadlines. Hardest part of this job it very hard work. Most enjoyable part of the job able to help people to advance in there professional.
trucks lacks basic interior lighting after 5;30 pm it becomes very very hard finding parcels and streets,smell of fumes diesel no ac. average of 79 to 90 stop daily. get to know some good people team players as well as other kind individual who only look for themselves sad but true. management only care about the job get done regardless employee sacrifice or even safety. the hardest part oj the job in my opinion is when you have a route mostly commercial and at the end of the day still have 25 more stops residencial that need to done no matter what or you get a code 27 7 Package Not Delivered – No Attempt