Peak is coming... please have decals on those rental vehicles!

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by OrioN, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    So i remember when i was a temp driver running out of penske, uhaul, budget, enterprise,avis vehicles.... its bad enough none of them have stepvans with shelves.

    But, futhermore, these customers don't know that we're really Fedex out there delivering in the dark after 1630~1700 up close to 2400

    I've encountered a few customers in some areas with guns in hand. Even some PoPo stopping me as to why im driving around at 2300~2400

    A few have signs like the following during the day, which will obviously can't be seen at night:
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    So get your FedEx management to order a couple of those vynil or magnetic logos NOW!
     
  2. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    We have magnets you just have to ask for them
     
  3. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Well those subcontractors of ground or HD weren't slapping them on the rentals last peak...

    Since we're all going orange Ex, maybe they can share
     
  4. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I can remember, years ago, riding around in a Penske van. Pulled up to a house where the home owner proceeded to ream me out because she paid to have FedEx deliver her package. Explain all I could but she kept on screaming at me. This was back when I was young and dumb so I just stood there taking the abuse for 5 or so minutes like an idiot.
     
  5. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Member

    During peak I have seen my fedex ground man have his son-in-law run with the regular truck and his daughter drive a rental van and himself in the family SUV. Thankfully they all wear uniforms and use a simple FEDEX magnetic sign on the rental and personal vehicle.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did the sign include the DOT number?
     
  7. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Member

    I doubt it. Do you need the DOT number on a light vehicle?
     
  8. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    DOT not needed on anything under 10K lbs anymore... they stopped printing those #s ~ 2 years ago

    but that guy using his SUV to deliver probably wasn't FX approved; maybe he's just shuttling the extra cargo to the others?
     
  9. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Member

    I believe he owns the route and he delivered to my home with the SUV. This was peak of the peak. I believe he had no other choice.
     
  10. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    No real difference in making a delivery in a personal SUV than it was for me as an Express driver making deliveries in a rented minivan last peak.
     
  11. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    You can use a personal vehicle as a rental. Just have to write up a rental agreement between yourself and your corporation. FedEx isn't going to check your insurance policy.
     
  12. TeamLift

    TeamLift Active Member

    I have done evening appointments in shorts, tee shirt and my car, customer once asked, is this what I paid for in my evening appointment, I said I was done at 2.00 pm, so yes it is, I'm on my way to the restaurant so sign right here and have a nice day.
     
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  13. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

     
  14. 12yearsaslave

    12yearsaslave Member

    Those do not work on box trucks...
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They work on U-Hauls.
     
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Try sticking them on the door not the box
     
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  17. Sparky

    Sparky Member

    Why in their infinite wisdom did they get a bunch of transits and Promasters without bulkheads and glass rear windows
     
  18. You should have hurled that package right at her.

     
  19. Best means of hauling these packages would be a school bus! Plenty of seats, all the space you need- you could even label the seats by sequence!!!
     
  20. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Last minute? Because ground n HD probably reserved the box trucks ahead o time...

    Plus most those cargo vans probably fall under non-DOT weight, so no HOS rules?