How much does your Ground Contractor pay you?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by UnionGuy, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. UnionGuy

    UnionGuy New Member

    I'm in the Los Angeles area and was wondering what is the pay for a Ground driver? Is it salary or hourly? Bonuses for finishing early?
     
  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Slapped Upside-da-Head Member

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  3. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    Check Craigslist, Indeed, etc in your area. Bound to be tons of positions listed with pay amounts.
     
  4. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    You'll find your answer by looking at nationwide job boards with an FXG specific category . But, I must warn to be prepared for the shock of your life.
     
  5. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    I know one driver. Doesn't plan on doing it longterm, just as a stopgap between jobs. Does around 70 stops/day, never works more than 7 hours, gets around $140/day, for whatever that's worth. No bennies and no PTO that I know of, but he doesn't plan on being there long.
     
  6. It's sinful what they pay the ground drivers
     
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  7. Ou812fu

    Ou812fu Polishing toilet bowls since 1966.

    The answers for this question on here. Just proves you can't fix stupid.. :reading:
     
  8. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Contractor in my area offering 800 dollars pre tax for a 6 day a week schedule.
     
  9. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Exactly Dano. it's never going to be more than transitional employment . Just a job between jobs. Something to tide people over until a job they can truly commit themselves to comes along. Therefore knowing that I would never have workforce stability because I couldn't pay what would be required to establish that stability I chose not to place anymore money at risk in the face of that reality along with a vague and ambiguous one year contract.
     
  10. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    And base it on a 60-70 hour workweek and you'll see that if converted to a wage it would be $11.42-13.33 per hour all straight time and probably zero employer funded benefits . It really and truly is fast food wages.
     
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  11. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    But your vast expertise put you in an excellent position to go into competition and show the world how it should be done, but you didn't.

    All you do is criticize those who are wearing the moccasins you refuse to walk in.
     
  12. How come all FedEx ground drivers smoke Newports, have a dashboard full of soft drinks , snacks and don't close their bulkhead door?
     
  13. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    Because they can
     
  14. And no free happy meal.
     
  15. Oh great. Another Part time driver chiming in...
     
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  16. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Because it's transitional employment. Nobody is going to commit themselves to a dime a dozen crap job .
     
  17. There unfortunate. Driving a commercial vehicle is a big responsibility
     
  18. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Wrong again. What I'm pointing to is the ongoing race to the bottom of the cheap rate freight business and the slow erosion of the family sustaining wage and benefit structure that once gave the industry a modest but meaningful sense of honor and professionalism. I sold and retired because I refused to become a part of it and that's something your Old Fart style personal attacks can't take away.
     
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  19. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    Some guys do it as a job to tide them over and some stick with it. Not my problem either way and I don't care why they do it.
     
  20. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    But Dano people want equal pay for equal work. And Ground contractors want the best and need the best because it's absolutely imperative that they get the best but you have to be able to pay the best and contractors given the increasing economic constraints can't do that. Then again if you are in a part of the country where you have a hug labor pool to draw from you can better tolerate the enormous turnover. But if you're not then it's a perilous path you're walking down.