Get your patches!

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by STFXG, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    What a dumb idea. Anyone know if these will be iron patches or will I have to hire a seamstress?

    For you Express guys all of our trucks will have the company name for who operates the truck (STFXG, inc.) and put patches with the same info on all uniforms and jackets.

  2. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    So they wanted you to use the fedex name, but now they want people to know you're a seperate entity delivering fedex frieght? I don't get it
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Velcro maybe?
  4. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Stupidity at its finest.
  5. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    It's pretty dumb. I went to the patch website, it looks kinda ghetto. Says you have to sew them on with navy thread.
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Well......have fun!
  7. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Perfect!.....that's what the company is striving for these days
  8. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Too much bad press from their own creation I bet.
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Very obvious, and kind of desperate. This is all about separating FDX from the contractors, as in "FedEx Ground, dba as Boris and Yankov". Putting the information on uniforms serves the same purpose. In other words, FedEx is worried that Ground drivers will be legally considered employees, which, of course, they are.

    Actions like this mean they are quite concerned about the status of Ground, and also probably means that they are preparing to fight it with steps like this one.

    It's stupid, but smart at the same time. I think Fred knows his Golden Goose is in peril. Sammy will be on here shortly to tell us otherwise.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2015
  10. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    It's Ground so I don't really care one way or the other, but you might be able to find a fabric glue that would hold up.
  11. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I've already told them I won't be participating. Removing myself from "uniform brand promotion". Will be designing our own uniforms shortly.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It's still their DOT # no matter what the name says.
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I think you're wrong. The model is in no danger. They do, however want to protect from drivers claiming "dual employment".
  14. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Great!!! now your drivers will look like thugs in ghetto outfits, and not jail escapes in a Express wannabe outfit.
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe. I'm not putting my company name on the uniform.
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You can't FORCE someone to put their name on something in order to make them APPEAR MORE INDEPENDENT. That's shortsighted.
  17. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    hmm, they did away with branding their vehicles by stating, "Operated by BBSaM Corp"

    & now they want these dumb rectangular patches???

    i carry 3 shirts on my package car on a given day & probably change it out 1 time during the spring/summer months (because i don't want to be a stinky pig)

    my sub-contractor will have to give me about a dozen then...

    so, how much of a bonus pay to have these patches on the uniforms?
  18. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Bonus pay? Lol. You mean cost? It's going to look so :censored2:ty.
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Fine, but you are denying the true purpose of this move, which isn't about brand promotion at all.
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I'm pretty sure I addressed that in posts 12 and 16.