How do drivers get paid? (FedEx Ground)

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by hatoya, May 28, 2013.

  1. hatoya

    hatoya New Member

    Is it by the number of stops, hours, or boxes?

    I work as a loader and everyday I see drivers moving boxes out of trucks onto bulk trucks or others guys trucks without ever telling the driver. Sometimes it's because the boxes are too big and sometimes it's just a couple of small boxes. Also they always make sure you re-scan them to the different truck or that you un-scan stuff from their truck. What happens when you don't?
     
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    It throws off your scanning accuracy. If its not deleted it shows up on the manifest for the truck it was originally scanned to. And if it isn't scanned to a truck that it is moved to then fedex has no way to trace where it ended up (cant blame someone if it disappears). It's probably the contractor moving boxes between his different trucks to better utilize his drivers.

    Drivers are paid differently depending on who they drive for.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How do FedEx Ground drivers get paid?

    Weakly.
     
  4. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    With peanuts and cracker jacks.
     
  5. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    ​Nice pun!
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Usually, a low hourly rate ($12-$14 per hour) OR a flat weekly salary. No benefits and no OT. Some contractors pay a bonus for additional piece count over and above the average. There may also be other ways I'm not aware of because there are many variations of the scam.
     
  7. HAHA .. "scam" you mean .. since it's NOT a scam .. it's a franchise business model .. there are thousands of them in this country ..
     
  8. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just like herbalife....
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No, I actually mean SCAM, not "scam". Yep, it's a "franchise business model". If you say so.
     
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Tell that to bbsam. Heh, heh.
     
  11. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Considering what I have heard Express take home pay to be, my people don't do so bad.
     
  12. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It does when they don't have benefits such as health ins, retirement, 401k, ot , etc.
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Could be. I guess it depends on the individual and his marriage status, kids, etc.
     
  14. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    No , I don't think so bro. But nice try.:)
     
  15. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    ​But we barely have health ins, retirement, 401k, OT, etc.
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I agree our ins could definitely be better and more affordable but it is better than having nothing. Doesn't matter if you are healthy and rarely use it. All it takes is one serious injury or illness to bankrupt you. If you have kids, you can't be without coverage. Retirement could definitely be better but again better than nothing. As far as ot goes well that depends on your location. I get ot on a regular basis. Although I know that can change at anytime and don't count on it. But when a lot of these contractors don't even offer ot much less any benefits it's easy to see ground drivers are getting screwed harder than us.
     
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Again, you really should fly out here and learn something before exposing your lack of knowledge. Bring Nick with you.
     
  18. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Wouldn't it be easier if you just tell us about Grounds wonderful benefit package? Or is it too embarrassing Sam?
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Ground=scam. It's really that simple. You can bleat all day about how wonderful your drivers have it, and when you're finished they still have zero in the way of benefits and low pay. It's really that simple. Nobody needs to visit Quad Cities to know what you're doing. Nick "gets" it, as do the rest of us. You seem to be the one not facing reality.
     
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You can cry all day about not liking it, calling it a scam, or any other disparaging term but it doesn't change the fact that it is legal. Nor will your bleating change that fact. Once again you prove yourself unable to change or accept reality as it is.