... I've already been a peak driver for FedEx Home Delivery. $12.xx per hour + time-1/2 over 8 hours per day bonus incentive program of getting extra $ if you didn't get into an accident driving the rental vehicle during Nov xx to Dec xx Ground is more like UPS, with their pickup times as well as DR to a mixture of businesses and residentials (I didn't like the fact that you walk into a packed delivery vehicle in the morning & you have to figure out the mess before you drive out of the terminal) at least with HD, you sort/arrange/pack your own delivery vehicle so you get a printed manifest of every single parcel in your van before you roll out! sometimes, they'll also give you a printed map with the delivery sequence #s that you can follow if you're new to the delivery area. (as a swing/cover temp driver, this is very useful in providing 100% service daily & I can "clean plate" a few times because of it) that's about the main pros for the purple side... I was trained under the Smith System of defensive driving (it was overkill, but useful) back in the mid 2000s. Now since they don't want to pay all the copyright fees to use their materials, the purple giant has invented S.A.F.E. instead... --------------------------------------------- but back to the Brown Company. anyone here was a past temp driver for UPS? and did that help you go into FT as a driver? what's the accelerated training like? will they use temp drivers to do mainly residential deliveries or will they use some just for pickups from businesses? I know Brown pays better because there was a fellow peak purple driver last year that has applied to both simultaneously, but Fedex called him in first... I'm just posing this question to see what this is like in comparison to the purple temp drivers so that other potential peak temp drivers can have something to go by when researching who to drive for this year.