Fed/Ex Ground Feeders

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dracula, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Does anyone know what the pay scale is for Fed/Ex ground? I used to know a guy who drove for them--he hated it--and I thought he said they got paid, like .29 a mile, but I can't remember. A few of us were wondering about it today.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I believe they are part of the contractor scam. So if you are looking for good pay and benefits you probably should look elsewhere.
  3. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    I asked a FDX ground feeder guy just recently at a Pilot truck-stop and he said the fdx ground feeder route owners get paid around $1.50 per mile. They are owner operators and pay for their own fuel and maintenance. They apparently are guaranteed pay on the runs they own even pulling empties.

    There are alot of European foreigners(russian,Yugoslavian,etc.) driving those trucks WHO CANNOT SPEAK ENGLISH HARDLY AT ALL.:funny: They truly are gypsies in the true sense of the word.

    Many of the fdx feeder drivers do not own the rigs or runs and are paid a small salary just like with FDX ground package scam.
  4. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    No way do they get paid $1.50 an hour.
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    What's a gypsy driver? Heard that one other time describing a feeder driver.
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    $1.50/mile seems really low.

    Ads on CL have them paying between $.35-$.45/mile.

    Someone is making money on the deal. The contractor in town is running all newer Volvos.
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Refers to an OTR driver, living the OTR 'lifestyle', living out of a truck for weeks at a time, making almost no money.

    Generally the same that know 'trucker math.'
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Please explain "trucker math". Or is that trucker meth?
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Trucker math

    Would you rather drive 1000 miles a week for $.50/mile
    2000 miles a week for $.25/mile.

    Both net the same per week. Gypsies that are living the lifestyle, will do 2000 a week because it is stupid to be sitting. People that have not bought into the 'lifestyle' would rather work smarter than harder.
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

  11. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    ​$1.50 per mile!!!!
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    There has to be more to it than $1.50/mile. I wonder if FE gives them a deal on fuel and insurance and all that.
  13. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    They do get a break on fuel if they fill up at FDXG terminals. Something like $2-$2.25/gallon.
  14. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    They get paid by the spot as well. Safety bonuses. I don't remember all the pay info or amounts. But I know the contractors make quite a bit.

    The drivers around here make around .50 a mile (around $1000 a week including bonuses) with medical/dental.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    That makes sense.

    Back when I used to haul hay, I got $2/mile and did OK. That was almost 30 years ago. Granted, I did lots of empty miles, but still, I cannot imagine a person making any money today for less than I was paid 30 years ago. Even with $2/gal fuel, that is still double what I paid.
  16. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I believe the contractors get paid a fuel surcharge. The amount per mile goes up or down depending on the price of fuel.
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Fuel surcharges are typically based on the price of fuel vs whatever the base price is. If they are paying $2/gallon, there is not much surcharge. Plus, when I was working feeders, the only trucks that passed me were ground contractors. If they are getting a surcharge, they are blowing it away with crappy mileage.
  18. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I doubt many FedEx trailer drivers make that safety bonus, they are brutal out here !!
  19. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Screw that, man. I guess I'm spoiled, but I make twice that, and I'm home everyday. Our sleeper teams can make nearly $2500 a week and be gone all week, or as little as $1500 a week and only be gone Tues-Thurs. I just can't imagine being gone all week and only making $1000 a week.

    The guy that I used to know who worked for Fed-Ex green also said it was common for them to wait at some big hub in Utah 8 to 12 hours on loads. No pay while they waited.