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    Most FedEx Ground and Home Delivery drivers are working for a contractor, who may or not drive a route.  Up until a few years ago you could "own" a single route and probably net 40-50K.  They decided it would be easier to manage fewer contractors and many guys who were happy as clams to run their single routes were forced to either become managers of 4+ other routes or sell to someone else.  I know 'cause I am a driver PT. (suits my purpose for now).  My contractor is better than most, offers a 401k and vacation for his guys (FT) anyway to go with the low pay. Not sure if he offers health ins., but I am sure he's under no obligation to do so. Drivers are not paid by the hour, but by an agreed upon daily rate, maybe with a override for deliveries over a certain number, usual day is 10hrs,  no OT.  You are lucky to avg. $15/hr for a day.  You should know that whenever you make a FEx driver wait, your costing him time=money.  

    UPS has a weak union, they work like dogs, usually longer than I do but they're paid much better(inc OT) and have the usual array of bennies. I believe that one key difference btw FEx and UPS is that UPS lobbied to be considered an airline co.,, while Fex is trucking.

    -7.50 -6.51 "How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Politicians tell lies to journalists and then they believe what they read." - Karl Kraus

    by Hirodog on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 06:13:36 PM PDT

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