RTD Guy's let's hear how life is

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Csdsm18, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Csdsm18

    Csdsm18 Member

    Hey yall looking to hear about everyone's experience that is a ramp transport driver. How are things working out with it, you getting hours and OT? Would you consider transfering to maybe Fedex Freight or UPS? Are you guys living comfortably with what your making? I'm up in the east coast on step 4, have 2 drivers leaving for freight but I can't do that going in blind. I have 6 more years to top out but idk if it's worth waiting or jumping ship. What's your guys opinions that are RTD? Thanks
     
  2. Serf

    Serf Well-Known Member

    I'm not an RTD but I deal with them on a daily basis. In the Northeast. Literally revolving door. They are having a tremendously hard time getting drivers and them staying. They all work Tue-Sat or Sun-Thu. Many of them come in on that Monday or Friday for OT. You can spot one from a mile away compared to a veteran driver. They can't back up a trailer that well.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    RTD, WTF , LOL
     
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  4. zeev

    zeev Member

    I assume you are part time in training,congratulations you picked a great time to become a cdl A driver. Demand is huge out there, most new drivers get trained than leave for greener pastures,more money more hours. Many companies are addlng their own fleets to guarantee themselves drivers. Any other questions feel free to ask.
     
  5. Csdsm18

    Csdsm18 Member

    Yes I can kinda see that possibly cause of the hours they give and not much OT on any of the routes anymore. I hear they get the training and leave. I just don't know if I wanna yet. Tues-sat does suck and coming in on your day off for OT is not any better either. If the routes had OT built into them that's another story I wouldn't mind that. That's how it should be.
     
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Ramp Transport Driver. In UPS world, Feeder.
     
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  7. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Are you attempting to fill in for Upstate?
     
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  8. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    RTD/CTV drivers in this area are leaving for Wal-Mart. Better pay, better hours, better benefits.
     
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  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    I have a friend who left to go to USPS, then Black Horse before finally ending up at Walmart. He’s been pretty happy there and making around $100,000.
     
  10. Csdsm18

    Csdsm18 Member

    Usually those Walmart guys are OTR. I wanna be local. I'm also full time getting my 40hrs i would just like to get some OT weekly. I know of other companies but they don't seem to come as high as Express with 32.25hr besides UPS.
     
  11. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Uh, distribution center to store is local, which is the majority of the drivers.
     
  12. Are you attempting to be a POS?
    Asking for a friend.
     
  13. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    No, heard you had that position locked up for life.
     
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  14. Your mother was a hamster.
     
  15. Csdsm18

    Csdsm18 Member

    So anyway back on topic. Anybody else have advice? Did anyone transfer out to a different company and they are doing much better? Any advice would be nice. Thanks
     
  16. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Most DGO drivers are afraid of driving a CTV, most of the new hires are either young guys and girls from the ramps, or off the street.

    Our part time drivers get called in to do FT routes all the time. Some of our FT drivers are getting 44 to 48 hours in a 5 day Mon-Fri work week.
     
  17. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Well, I always DID wonder if I had a brother out there. Now I know.
     
  18. Woah, I just said she was a hamster not a whore. You shouldn't talk about your mom that way buddy.
     
  19. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Why are you allowed on this forum?
     
  20. Cause Murica'.
    Love it or leave it.
    Oh wait, you already left it.

    Quick let's get that wall up!