How to Become a FedEx Delivery Driver

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Being organized, flexible, accurate, and focused on customer service are requirements for a person who wants to become a FedEx delivery driver. FedEx, which is the world's largest express transportation company, provides delivery services to every U.S. address and more than 220 countries and territories.[1] According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of delivery truck drivers should grow by 13 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about average in comparison to similar jobs.[2]


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Education High school diploma or GED[3]
Starting pay $16,780[4]
Median pay $22,670[4]
10 yr growth Slower than average[2]
Related professions Bus driver, mailman, truck driver, chauffeur
Author Tammy Feeney
 

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Fedex Delivery Driver Job Overview

Shipping services for distribution of small packages up to 150 pounds each is FedEx Express’ specialty.[1] A Fedex delivery driver is responsible for acquiring, shipping, and delivering of packages within an assigned area. They typically transport packages from a distribution warehouse to organizations and private homes. A Fedex delivery driver’s day may consist of:

  • Acquiring freight
  • Accounting for unusual circumstances they confront on their route to a dispatcher
  • Adhering to all traffic laws
  • Alerting appropriate personnel to any mechanical issues with their vehicles
  • Maintaining their truck and equipment’s cleanliness and keeping them in safe working order
  • Delivering confirmation notices and receipts handled appropriately
  • Understanding the delivery area’s geography and how to travel it in a timely fashion[5]

Fedex Delivery Driver Education

A high school diploma, a safe driving record, the ability to raise 75 pounds alone and 150 pounds with the proper equipment are primary job requirements for a Fedex delivery driver. [6] FedEx drivers must understand and practice all aspects of vehicle operation and safety. They must also learn how to input customer information into hand-held scanning and package tracking devices correctly to ensure their safe delivery to FedEx's computer systems. [3]

Fedex Delivery Driver Training

All delivery drivers receive continuous training through classroom instruction and hands-on practice.[3] Couriers attend a two-week courier class and a safe driving course. Following the class, an experienced delivery driver instructs the training delivery driver while running an actual route. A manager then critiques the trainee’s performance during a final run of the route.[6]

FedEx Delivery Service

Commercial for FedEx Delivery Service

Also See: How to Become a Bus Driver, How to Become a Mailman, How to Become a Truck Driver, How to Become a Chauffeur

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://about.van.fedex.com/fedex_express
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/delivery-truck-drivers-and-driver-sales-workers.htm
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 http://fedex.hodesiq.com/careers/job_detail.aspx?User_ID=&FedexID=19729671&Locale=
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/delivery-truck-drivers-and-driver-sales-workers.htm#tab-5
  5. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/delivery-truck-drivers-and-driver-sales-workers.htm#tab-2
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/jobdoc/2009/09/by_cindy_atoji_keene_fed.html