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Fed Ex routes rob 1-11-09  
I would appreciate any info as to purcahsing multi-routes and managing them while not being a driver. Is it feesible and profitable to do this? If so, what does it entail?
Re: Fed Ex routes James 1-13-09  
I would certainly rethink this if I were you. As a prior contractor, running two trucks in Arizona, I just got tired of the way that FedEx dictates anything and everything a contractor does, in regards to how and when they deliver and pickup packages to when you can take vacation and how many weeks of vacation you can buy. When me and my husband entered into this 8 years ago we thought it was great, loved the money. But please keep in mind, what happens if one of your drivers is sick, needs time off, what is your plan. All FedEx cares about is getting the packages delivered that same day. You must also have a backup plan, someone who can fill in every once in awhile when emergencies for your drivers arise. I know in AZ, it was almost impossible to find someone who was available only every once in awhile, and keep in mind tax time. It's a big end of the year expense, you literally put money into your trucks all year long, gas, monthly maintenance that is required by FedEx Ground and saving up to pay the taxes. What happens if your trucks break down, and believe me, even the new ones do, because of the daily wear and tear, what then. FedEx requires you to rent an approved vehicle for the duration so that there packages get delivered. To make a long story short, they require you to draft up a business plan when you decide to become a contractor, if they like it, your in, if they don't, oh well. FedEx Ground does not give routes away, you have to find a contractor in your area who wants to sell his/her route and then go through FedEx channels. If you have ALOT of money, then this may be for you, if not, I would seriously reconsider. We went from an extremely comfortable lifestyle to one that is not so financially comfortable, but as of July 2008, we had, had enough. We went and got our trucks, and quit. But the stress levels are so much better now, remember even if you don't actually drive the trucks, who is FedEx gonna call when they have a question about a package on your trucks, not the driver, because they are not the contractor, they are gonna call you.
Re: Fed Ex routes chris 1-14-09  
James:
I have been at Fed-ex since the RPS days. Your concerns about Fed-ex micro managing your area are a product of you having only 2 routes. You need to have at least three and then you step away and manage the routes and you are the back up driver. My partner and I own 9 routes and have 2 coordinators who run everything but the books. We are at the terminal in the morning for dispatch and that is it! Management does not contact me about looking for pkgs,they contact my coordinators for almost everything. If you help the terminal out when they need a hand, they will treat you fairly.
Re: Fed Ex routes joseph ribaudo 2-15-09  
Interested on how to aquire a Fedex route. I live in Arizona, my phone # is 516-885-8457.
Re: Fed Ex routes bill 2-19-09  
Ive been a driver for home delivery almost 2yrs, the contractor has 2home delivery routes and 4 ground routes, he wants out of home delivery............he says he will give me the route and work on something as a truck payment.....anyways hes paying me $700 a week as a driver, just wondering if it would be wise to take over this route and if i would make any more money???????what should i do?
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