Safety Stats and Expenditures

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by JBW, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. JBW

    JBW New Member

    I am researching Fedex Ground. I am focusing on their safety (or lack of). I have compared their Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Safety Profile against Fedex Freight, UPS and UPS Ground. The results are quite striking. I have found some sparse information on these company’s expenditures on safety and safety programs. The best one was quite dated. I am looking for some better and more recent information in comparing these companies. It sure seems like the safety aspect falls through the cracks of their independent contractor business model. If you know of a location, resource, or person who I could get in contact with in my search for safety information please let me know.

    Thank You

    JBW
     
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    MrFedEx is a viable resource. He has been quoted before by a prestigious news agency.

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  3. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I doubt FedEx Ground spends much on safety if anything, just look at that (cough, cough) wonderful fleet of theirs. Most of those vehicles on the road could have been purchased from Sanford and Son.

    Most contractors only care about profit and if there's a safety issue they are more than likely to blame the driver.
     
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Sounds like sour grapes to me.
     
  5. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    The only safe bet with fedex ground is that the drivers have a minimum of 5 tats.and a couple felonies.
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You can look up Ground's FMCSA score easily on their website. And, yes, their safety record is abysmal.

    Profit always trumps safety at FedEx.
     
  7. JBW

    JBW New Member

    Thanks.
    I already have the FMCSA stats for fx ground, fx freight, UPS Inc., and UPS Ground. I am trying to find out how much fx allocates for their safety programs among the different segments. I have been through their annual financial reports, but it is not broken down to a level where I can find any lines about safety. ??
     
  8. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    You could try writing the corporate safety VP but I wouldn't hold my breath. Probably not something they want made public.
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The numbers you are looking for are internal, and very unlikely to be available. FedEx talks a good game regarding safety, but they're not willing to invest any time or money into actually improving safety because that would detract from the bottom line. Safety is actually worth the investment, but FedEx has calculated that settling lawsuits is cheaper than putting safe drivers on the road.

    I would fully expect the Express FMCSA score to get significantly worse as we get ever closer to the bottom of the barrel...where Ground lives. Their score sucks, and will likely get worse as well.

    Good luck on your hunt, but I think you're looking for snipes on this one. All you're going to get from FedEx is that "We ae committed to safety"....which is pure BS.
     
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Don't expect much from regional safety specialists either. They specialize in the area of talking in circles.
     
  11. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Impossible to tell. Each contractor has his or her own safety program. Some are quite extensive and comprehensive, some are nearly nonexistent.
     
  12. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

  14. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    And the only ones that profit from that technicality are FedEx and so called contractors such as yourself. The general public suffers from that relationship and lack of responsibility.
     
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This is FedEx policy on safety. "Be safe"...that's about it. The reality is that they say this all the time and then put demands on employees that practically force them to be unsafe. As others have pointed out, FedEx begs off the Ground safety issue and puts the onus on the contractors. Anything to save a buck.

    John and Jane Public only see one "FedEx", a fact that seems lost on upper management. To them, there is no distinction between the upside-down, flaming Ground tractor-trailer or the Express courier. So,when the flip-flop wearing tattooed box monkey pees on your driveway and then throws their cigarette into your bushes, it's just FedEx. Personally, I think it's great.
     
  16. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Well whoopdeefookingdo. A public threat such as Ground has an obligation to provide safety, no exceptions. I for one think it's load of crap them telling the media "it's not our problem." How convenient.
     
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    They can put the onus on the contractor for SmartPost because they use their own DOT numbers. Not so with Ground and HD.
     
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    So get the law changed.
     
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    The way things are going with FDX in general we won't have to. Maybe they'll just get shut down until they clean up their act, if that's even possible.