Fedex 70 Hours of Service Vs. UPS 60 Hours of Service

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by OrioN, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    hey guys/gals

    why does FedEx run their couriers/delivery personnel to max out at 70 hours

    vs a UPS package delivery driver's 60 hours per week?

    just curious ~ that's all
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Express is maxed out at 60. Can't speak for Ground.

    Correction.... Used to be 60 hours and it varies station to station. FedEx decided that anyone driving a Sprinter or van is no longer DOT certified so the hours thing can change as needed. Currently, at my station, we are not allowed to go over 12 hrs a day.
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Does it take FedEx 70 hours to do what UPS gets done in 60?
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Lol. Yes, because we have bigger routes.
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Size doesn't matter.
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Somebody lied to you. Lol.
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  7. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I think the federal regs changed to 70 hours.
  8. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    We're only allowed to go 70 because that pesky DOT says that's the limit before a 36 hr reset period.
    I'm guessing the teamsters have something to do with a 60 hr limit at brown. That and I'm sure the shareholders would not like 30 hrs of OT for a top rate UPS driver.
  9. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    60 hours for 7 days. We use the 70 hours for 8 days schedule. Since we generally don't run on Sunday we get the 34 hour reset there. It really just gives an extra 10 hours to run. Not sure why UPS doesn't do the same.
  10. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    scratches head... yea that's what i was guessing too

    but i guess they don't want to pay their guys OT rate for another 10 extra hours per driver... i've read somewhere where UPS will start running similar schedules like FX HD (tues-sat)

    most drivers at my HD terminal are around 50-60 hours only. the few that max to 70 are the ones with extended commute to their first stop (but hey, they can lie on their scanners about on-duty time)