Do you pay/tip your FedEx ground driver?.....

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I want to start shipping through FedEx ground. When I called FedEx to ask about it, they said there would be a $4 pickup fee everytime I requested it. When I talked to the driver the other day while dropping off a pkg for me, I asked him about it and he said he does not charge and gave me his cell phone number to call him when I needed to ship a ground pkg.

Is that standard for them to do that?... if so, do you tip him everytime he picks up something for you?...

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Try it once, see if you get hit with a fee.

I give my UPS/Fedex (DHL Sucks too much) all restraunt gift cards a couple times a year.

if i am correct, FEDEX ground drivers are independent contractors that work for themselves and own their routes so the more volume they get, the more $$ they make...FEDEX corporate maybe charging you $4 because they have to pay the driver a commission. I may be wrong, but I think this is how FEDEX ground works! So, no tip for them, it's their job.....they aren't making $2 per hour like a waitress...some of those drivers make good $$ since they OWN their own route!

redsox9547 said: [Q]if i am correct, FEDEX ground drivers are independent contractors that work for themselves and own their routes so the more volume they get, the more $$ they make...FEDEX corporate maybe charging you $4 because they have to pay the driver a commission. I may be wrong, but I think this is how FEDEX ground works! So, no tip for them, it's their job.....they aren't making $2 per hour like a waitress...some of those drivers make good $$ since they OWN their own route!

I think you are confused with FedEx Home Delivery.

TommyHobbes said: [Q]redsox9547 said: [Q]if i am correct, FEDEX ground drivers are independent contractors that work for themselves and own their routes so the more volume they get, the more $$ they make...FEDEX corporate maybe charging you $4 because they have to pay the driver a commission. I may be wrong, but I think this is how FEDEX ground works! So, no tip for them, it's their job.....they aren't making $2 per hour like a waitress...some of those drivers make good $$ since they OWN their own route!

I think you are confused with FedEx Home Delivery.FEDEX GROUND

...but how do you guys contact them?... do you call them directly on their cell phones or do you call corporate to schedule a pick up?..

if u know the guy call him otherwise corporate....

Wow. I stand corrected.

I never realized the Ground guys were contractors as well.

If you request daily pickup, it costs $8 per week if you ship more than $60 worth of airbills in that week, and around $12-$16 (I forgot the price) if under $60.

The $4 charge they told you is if you had they come out once instead of having daily pickup scheduled.

Regarding the cotractors, yes, both Ground and Home Delivery drivers are contractors. A ground driver told me they make about $1.25 per package they pick up, so that may explain why he would come by and pick up your boxes.

I'm trying to get a DHL driver fired right now. He almost hit my wife and was extremely rude. What a jerk.

overclock said: [Q]I'm trying to get a DHL driver fired right now. He almost hit my wife and was extremely rude. What a jerk.

and that has to do with this topic?

redsox9547 said: [Q]overclock said: [Q]I'm trying to get a DHL driver fired right now. He almost hit my wife and was extremely rude. What a jerk.

and that has to do with this topic?

I like to tip my waitress at the cafe where I eat my lunch.

wijjit said: [Q]redsox9547 said: [Q]overclock said: [Q]I'm trying to get a DHL driver fired right now. He almost hit my wife and was extremely rude. What a jerk.

and that has to do with this topic?

I like to tip my waitress at the cafe where I eat my lunch.

Before or after you try to run her over? lol

Thats interesting if they make acommission on packages they bring back too. Too bad fedex home ships from 60 or 90miles away being the closest <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border=0>

I might have to consider this for UPS too

I used to tip the people at the Starbucks drive through until I once used my debit card and they told me they couldn't add a tip to it. I thought about it, and they're making more money in a better company than the people at McDonald's, and I don't tip those drive through workers. So many people are tipped because it's expected, but I didn't really think about it until I compared two people doing the same exact job (even though McD's is harder, IMO).

So tip him if you want, but you can't complain if they don't come by for whatever reason unless you're actually paying the company for daily pick up.

wijjit said: [Q]redsox9547 said: [Q]overclock said: [Q]I'm trying to get a DHL driver fired right now. He almost hit my wife and was extremely rude. What a jerk.

and that has to do with this topic?

I like to tip my waitress at the cafe where I eat my lunch.

I like to tip my bartender-ess at the bar where I drink beers and stripper at the club where I enjoy the lap dances<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border=0>

I've tried to get a daily pickup with FedEx. I was told that you can not have that for a residential address. I was also told that I would be charged one $4 fee for each package no matter how many I ship per week. That ended my trying to have a FedEx daliy pickup.

If you know of a way that I can get one I would love to hear about it.

michelle



rocker86 said: [Q]If you request daily pickup, it costs $8 per week if you ship more than $60 worth of airbills in that week, and around $12-$16 (I forgot the price) if under $60.

The $4 charge they told you is if you had they come out once instead of having daily pickup scheduled.

Regarding the cotractors, yes, both Ground and Home Delivery drivers are contractors. A ground driver told me they make about $1.25 per package they pick up, so that may explain why he would come by and pick up your boxes.

I recall discussing this a year or so ago. As I recall, it was determined that this kind of thing was prohibited under either company policy or contracts. Basically, while a driver may accept gifts or tips, it may get him fired.

Once in a while, I'll flag down my UPS route driver as he is passing by... and I am loading boxes to head to the depot. I don't tip him, but every year an organzation he is affiliated with has a fund raiser. I make a nice contribution. He appreciates it, and I get that warm and fuzzy feeling that I did something good <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

Now for the DHL driver, my tip would be to find a good Body Shop to remove the dent from under the go pedal. Lord almighty, ya never saw company vehicles have the snot beat out of them like DHL drivers do around here. They don't need to ring the doorbell... I know they have been here when I hear someone do a reverse drop outside my house.



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