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FedEx cc
« on: September 24, 2014, 03:25:21 PM »


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FedEx cc
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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 12:36:06 AM »
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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014, 04:32:23 AM »
I certainly the "era" has passed for expediters.
I now see very few.
Haven't seen a FXCC for a long time.

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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 11:59:12 AM »
I certainly the "era" has passed for expediters.
I now see very few.
Haven't seen a FXCC for a long time.

Rob,

They still have about 1,300 units (largest dedicated expedited fleet) and are looking to add even more. I just started up a trucking company and will be leasing tractors onto FDCC and Panther Premium here in the next few weeks as we get started.

Rob

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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 12:11:12 PM »
That little truck set-up rather strange, with no pay-load weight whatsoever transferring to the steer axle. Kinda surprised California allows that much "back-swing" behind rear axle.

Not real sure I'd like driving that when adhesion is compromised.
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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 08:18:44 PM »
That little truck set-up rather strange, with no pay-load weight whatsoever transferring to the steer axle. Kinda surprised California allows that much "back-swing" behind rear axle.

Not real sure I'd like driving that when adhesion is compromised.

I think these guys haul very little fright, might be 2 pallets at best, in the nose, just like being m/t.

Jim.

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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 08:26:34 PM »
That little truck set-up rather strange, with no pay-load weight whatsoever transferring to the steer axle. Kinda surprised California allows that much "back-swing" behind rear axle.

Not real sure I'd like driving that when adhesion is compromised.

I think these guys haul very little fright, might be 2 pallets at best, in the nose, just like being m/t.

Jim.

If that's a fact, I'd have gone for a flat-top sleeper, & a box just barely high enough to stand up inside. Costs a lot more MPG to punch a bigger hole in the wind.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 08:55:14 PM »
That little truck set-up rather strange, with no pay-load weight whatsoever transferring to the steer axle. Kinda surprised California allows that much "back-swing" behind rear axle.

Not real sure I'd like driving that when adhesion is compromised.

I think these guys haul very little fright, might be 2 pallets at best, in the nose, just like being m/t.

Jim.

If that's a fact, I'd have gone for a flat-top sleeper, & a box just barely high enough to stand up inside. Costs a lot more MPG to punch a bigger hole in the wind.

I also think that isn't an issue for them, pay is good IIRC and they have to have the cube.........just in case!! Most though, small pallet, I have hauled a little expedite, sometimes go many miles to pick up a tote bin, 10 cartons on a small pallet, what ever just HAS to get there yesterday ::)

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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2014, 09:03:24 PM »
Needing the cube, just in case, makes sense.

And, dearly loved it when folks who really cared about their customers needed just a tiny dab delivered, like sample cases. They'd pay us $25 bucks a drop, just like the 5,000 to 10,000 pound several pallet deliveries.

Once, it was only one small case, & I didn't even back in a dock-door. Just pulled into their yard, already had that case by the back doors after my previous drop, & carried to the dock office. Was outa there in 2 minutes with the BOL's signed.
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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2014, 04:11:52 PM »
There are dimensions that are required by the carriers for the trucks. Basically, if you call FedEx Custom Critical, you get the choice of 4 truck sizes:
B - cargo van / sprinter capable of up to 2,500 lbs, must be able to accept 48"x48"x48" freight
C - 12' straight truck capable of up to 5,000 lbs, inside dimensions must be 90"x92"
D - 20' straight truck capable of up to 13,000 lbs, inside dimensions must be 90"x92"
E - tractor-trailer, must be capable of 44,000 lbs cargo

So as a customer, you have 4 options for ground movement if you have 1 skid but it is 5,500 lbs you are paying for the D unit. So the truck pictured will not haul more than 13,000 lbs of cargo.

Oh, you can also just order a human too. If you have a small box or envelope and need it hand carried, you can order a driver and they will just use a cab, fly on the plane, hand carry the cargo, etc. Need to ship artwork - you can ship an employee along with the truck to keep an eye on it.

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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2014, 05:15:25 PM »
Thanks for that info. Very interesting.

Reminds me of the 'old days' before airlines were de-regulated. Read back then, if you wanted to sit around an airport all day that had international flights, & wanted a free ride to Europe, be on record as a courier for an envelop that needed to be hand-delivered at the arrival end.

Sometimes it just a shot in the dark, but sounded like there were different levels of priority, when it was absolutely necessary that the courier-to-be hung around all day long. In that case, even if no envelop or small brief-case came up that required a responsible escort, before the last flights, somebody from that company would come over with the free ticket.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2014, 05:50:40 PM »
Thanks for that info. Very interesting.

Reminds me of the 'old days' before airlines were de-regulated. Read back then, if you wanted to sit around an airport all day that had international flights, & wanted a free ride to Europe, be on record as a courier for an envelop that needed to be hand-delivered at the arrival end.

Sometimes it just a shot in the dark, but sounded like there were different levels of priority, when it was absolutely necessary that the courier-to-be hung around all day long. In that case, even if no envelop or small brief-case came up that required a responsible escort, before the last flights, somebody TD from that company would come over with the free ticket.

Back early 70's an outfit Banker's Dispatch Company run steady Ottawa / Toronto / Montreal and all Major centres in between.. The Cargo was only Documents and the like.. Chev Impalas or Ford Crown Vic's with the Back Seat taken out and a thick piece of Plywood stretched across for a floor.. 8)
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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2014, 06:09:48 PM »
Good idea!

Haven't seen this since I was young, but in the 60's, Nebraska Highway Patrol would, when emergency necessity, haul blood in their cruisers, high speed without the disco-lights operating.

They'd dispatch ahead, so at the end of a district, a cruiser from the next district would already be sitting & waiting for the hand-off.

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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2014, 05:52:58 AM »
Good idea!

Haven't seen this since I was young, but in the 60's, Nebraska Highway Patrol would, when emergency necessity, haul blood in their cruisers, high speed without the disco-lights operating.

They'd dispatch ahead, so at the end of a district, a cruiser from the next district would already be sitting & waiting for the hand-off.

 ;) Yep heard a Story of the Provincial Boys in Blue.. A Nothing Better to do Moment, Had to take some Documentation from Southern Ontario to Thunder Bay,On .. Soonest and took a Couple Timmy's along.. Story ended with the Coffee still luke Warm  8)
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Re: FedEx cc
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2014, 10:25:37 AM »
It's really a shame how public-service & law enforcement had to kow-tow to the control-freak "green crowd" just like civilians. Of course, with such limited production because of that, those magnificent rides they had would likely have disappeared anyway.

6 of us convoyed together one year after our local harvest short-haul was over, just before Thanksgiving, to bring Christmas trees back from Montana. Sort of a change-of-pace vacation with a little pay. Got to Missoula a little early, trees were a little late, so had to call for a Montana Trooper to extend our trip permits.

The Trooper had a Chevy cruiser, & when he started it up, it ran nice, but easy to tell it was cammed for other things than idling. One of my pals remarked about that throaty rumble street-rod it made.

The Trooper explained, at any one moment, there were typically only 25 troopers on duty for the entire state. Which meant, a Trooper 180 miles away would often be the closest guy to an accident. Montana bought their cruisers, based on the ability to hit 130 MPH, & hold it for 30 minutes. The year we were there, Chevy was the only one that did that.

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Re: FedEx cc
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