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Life As a FedEx Driver

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Life As a FedEx Driver. Had to use my iPhone camera due to me not being able to bring my vlog camera in the building. This is life as a FedEx driver. Just a bit of what we do each day. If you like this video then don't hesitate to give this video a thumbs up! And also, subscribe! Twitter/ Instagrm; CThompson1135
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Josiah Walker (1 day ago)
There's also a P1200 that's what I drive. Not sure if it goes higher than that. My terminal personally only goes up to the 1200 tho.
Josiah Walker (15 hours ago)
CThompsonTv love your videos man, keep up the good work!
CThompsonTv (15 hours ago)
Yeah, that's true. We have a few 1200's
Grass and Flower Music (1 day ago)
Awesome video! How many breaks do you have a day? For how long? Thanks brother
CThompsonTv (15 hours ago)
It's basically your own pace, but most people try to get done early so they take limited breaks
Gerson Corona (2 days ago)
Man, 72 stops for Ground is beautiful. I used to work for Ground and there would be days where I would have up to 200 stops because I did 8 towns. I switched over to HD but I still get hit with 200 stops on the daily ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Martinx290 (6 days ago)
Where are you Wilson!!!
Donald Berry (12 days ago)
I'm buying a 12 route franchise...good information.
CThompsonTv (12 days ago)
Oh nice! What made you want to get into buying routes?
Kay Jay (20 days ago)
If you live in apartments you can request the package be left at the main office. I would leave a note at the door, and take computers and televisions to the front office. Otherwise I would just drop, knock, and run.
Scott D (2 months ago)
Wait a second..... wasn’t this video taken down!?
Scott D (2 months ago)
CThompsonTv Haha 😎👍 love it
CThompsonTv (2 months ago)
It's unlisted Only the people who have the link to this video can see it
jehovah Rapha (8 months ago)
Cool vid
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Louis Litke thanks for watching
dig larry (8 months ago)
Lol I only do 25-40 stop
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+dig larry lol dang
Auf Kurs (8 months ago)
Here in my town in Ohio the FedEx driver NEVER knocks. The bad thing being we are about 10-feet off the street and anyone can pick up the packages.
Seth Harris (8 months ago)
The lady that delivers the FedEx home delivery and ground packages in my area is a complete jerk she never knocks and just throws the packages down
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Seth Harris well dang
Hanz Choloburger (8 months ago)
How does a fed ex driver cope with the winter elements?
Scott D (7 months ago)
Haha I deliver in Fargo, ND and come on up you’ll find a way or another. Is this a serious question? I can give tips if you need them. But yes, so long as packages come into then station I go out and deliver even when it’s way subzero temps with windchills -50 or colder. You stay warm so long as you keep moving. If you need a break go grab a snack and hot coffee somewhere and sit down indoors to warm up. Leave the engine running if it’s diesel.
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Hanz Choloburger well, I live in Texas so the winter isn't all that bad. Must be miserable for others who get snow
fragSync (8 months ago)
Hey dude! You are awesome! Keep up the great work! Do you still work for FedEx ?
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+fragSync thanks, appreciate that! Yes, new video posted today. Check it out
NS Photography (8 months ago)
1:16 Is that a UPS package I see?!?!
Starr (8 months ago)
I love FedEx......SOME DRIVERS, Actually care about their customers packages!!!!! I have only received two damaged boxes, that were shipped by FedEx.... Wish NONE got damaged but eh well......... I track my packages and greet the drivers. 😁
Starr (8 months ago)
CThompsonTv 😁🌹
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Starr you're too kind lol
Drew (8 months ago)
Most stressful job I ever had.
the legit storyteller (8 months ago)
You work in ny?
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Reggie Xy Tx
ruby villalpando (8 months ago)
Very handsome :) I would give you my # lol
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+ruby villalpando Ha! Well, thank you!
Bimmer Boy (8 months ago)
Nice video but by the way you can go to a some dealerships and buy a vehicle that looks like the inside of your FedEx truck
Chris Fey (8 months ago)
Your job is easy compared to ups drivers they do around 110-120 a day with over 300 packages
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Chris Fey I mean from a driver point of views
Chris Fey (8 months ago)
CThompsonTv I worked for ups for almost 2 years loading the trucks
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Chris Fey do you work for either? 🤔
Motor rider (8 months ago)
One time dead ass I heard the driver ring the bell by the time I got the door the guy was gone no truck and I was right by the door
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Motor rider 😂
Paul Whitear (8 months ago)
Don't they ever have to sign for the packages.
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Paul Whitear All business have to sign for packages. Some homes/apartments do if the shipper requires it. Most wine/alcohol has to be signed for
Tommy Staylor (8 months ago)
What if it needs to be signed but they don't answer the door
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Tommy Staylor We bring it back with us. They get three attempts. If they aren't there the 3rd time they'll have to come pick it up at the terminal.
DAVID PEKOSZ (8 months ago)
J.Anderson The2nd (8 months ago)
You gotta love this dude positivity. He make me want to be a UPS or FedEx driver but I wanna go to college.
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+J.Anderson The2nd Thanks man. Go to college though man!
Streetcar1664 (8 months ago)
Now if I was behind the wheel of that step van, I would have J.S. Bach playing along. I am a huge fan of classical music. Classical music is clean as a whistle. At the time when much of it was written, entertainment had to be nice and clean. Back then, there was no sex stuff in any of the songs. And classical music has harmony and it is relaxing. When it comes to Christmas time, you hear a lot more of classical music.
dddurk (8 months ago)
Is your truck a gasser or diesel an do u know how many of them are gasses or diesels?
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+dddurk diesel not too sure
Derek Mathis (8 months ago)
There's also a 1200 which is what I drive
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Derek Mathis Forgot to mention that
Frank Irwin (8 months ago)
Hey, man appreciate your work! Good Job. Positive makes the Day.
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Frank Irwin thanks!
Deez Nutz On yo chin (8 months ago)
Ground got it easy. Try express, meeting fo, p1 commitment times, then p2s extended area, juggling pups. No getn done at 1:30 with 90+ stops 20+ pups
Larry Sanders (8 months ago)
Is this in satx by chance
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+Larry Sanders Austin
cvpi06 (8 months ago)
I’ve worked at FedEx ground in quality control. You know what we’ve done. I did help on the belts for sorting but damn I’ll never get on the bad side of you guys lol. Also I always give you fed and Ups crap about how the ac is working lol
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+cvpi06 😂
crazy trucker (9 months ago)
i guess i have it easy line haul drive ... I barely started my channel I will start posting videos on the line haul side of FedEx ground
CThompsonTv (8 months ago)
+crazy trucker_500 nice dude, I'll have to check those outa
Tyiesha Kidd (9 months ago)
I'm a AO and daughter of Ground contractor who owns 5 routes in Louisiana. Im doing 100 stops 300 packages+ and pickup 200+. Also it's supplement from someone else doing 160 stops 400+ and 20 pickups. This is like damn near 300 stops 700 packages and bringing in 400 pickups all one route. It's a killer. But pay is straight.
Michael Cuellar (9 months ago)
Fuck nahh tires are expensive!
SliimjimHD (9 months ago)
What are the typical hours for AM shift for part time? I just recently got a job as a part time courier.
SliimjimHD (9 months ago)
CThompsonTv yeah I got fedex express, just seeing if the hours were similar
CThompsonTv (9 months ago)
+SliimjimHD there are no part time shifts for Fedex ground
Cory Carreira (9 months ago)
Hey I have an interview tomorrow with a fedex ground contractor.. I saw you're in Austin, that's where I live. Does your contractor offer benefits?
Andrew Taylor (9 months ago)
Ever been attacked by a dog?
Scott D (9 months ago)
This is the reason why I do not go past a gate when someone has a privacy fence around their house. I almost did one time and then a dog shot out from the garage wanting to eat my face off. And another time I opened a gate and a dog shot out the front door like a torpedo. Pretty sure I muttered a "fuck no" that could've been heard from six feet away as I shut the gate.
CThompsonTv (9 months ago)
+Andrew Taylor i have
Jose Solis (10 months ago)
I get packages from the US to my country Ecuador with FedEx but it was fun watching how it is inside the US only.
Alpha Since '95 (10 months ago)
I start tomorrow my first day of training. Very excited to be honest.
Ricardo Bryant (10 months ago)
What is type of driver are you , if I look on there site what driver position am I looking for when I do the application
CThompsonTv (10 months ago)
+Ricardo Bryant Just a regular driver.. too be honest, you just have to know someone or a contractor that's the easiest way. You could go the fedex express route
bruiser00001 (10 months ago)
First stop and you had that much room? Usually I left the building with 105 stops and 340 packages a day. Lasted about 15 years till I torn my bicep
CThompsonTv (10 months ago)
+bruiser00001 Yeah, those suck dude. Especially when they're going to apartments
bruiser00001 (10 months ago)
Don't forget if there is a op201 on file then the business doesn't need a signature
bruiser00001 (10 months ago)
I probably was but I had a great contractor and I enjoyed my route except for the 100+ lb packages
CThompsonTv (10 months ago)
+bruiser00001 you were there 10 years too long lol
juniormania tico (10 months ago)
This is a pretty good video men, i aprecciate it ...
CThompsonTv (10 months ago)
+juniormania tico thank for watching man
Andrew Wilson (10 months ago)
11:08 Luxury dust don't kill me LOL
CThompsonTv (10 months ago)
+Andrew Wilson Ha. Thanks for watching man
Pablo Escobar (10 months ago)
I quit cause fed ex drivers dont give out benefits
brandon childs (10 months ago)
I hate when the sticker just reads 999 makes it difficult for me to figure out what truck it goes on
Meat Stick (10 months ago)
Awesome work! Keep up the good stuff bro!
CThompsonTv (10 months ago)
+harlem fetty thanks for watching
Joey Taran (10 months ago)
What hub you out of and you run with a contractor? I do a line haul for ground pulling doubles
NEWYORKJET52012 GAMING (10 months ago)
Great vid liked
Hero Gamer (11 months ago)
I pp
100 КИАП - Гари (11 months ago)
I drive for Serbian express mail service (City Express) and it's basicaly the same here. Only you have better scaners and trucks probably. :) I drive in city and i drive medium pickup van Fiat Doblo 2017 usually with 50,60 stops + pick ups around 10,20.
CThompsonTv (11 months ago)
+Дринк Ракија nice man. Thanks for watching
Dave Thundercloud (11 months ago)
love the video bigC subscribing now!
Dave Thundercloud (11 months ago)
lol where I'm from, that 2 speed fan up top is a luxury.
Dave Thundercloud (11 months ago)
lol "if you looking for a wife" sounds good. "stealing tires at discount tires" lol cthomas is wild .
Dave Thundercloud (11 months ago)
thanks cthompson for this.
CThompsonTv (11 months ago)
+Dave Thundercloud thanks for watching man
Bob Stahnke (11 months ago)
I am surprised corporate allowed you to make such a video. It was good.
Jay DeLorin (11 months ago)
Literally starting this job tomorrow, video has been really helpful! Appreciate it family, stay safe 😊
xxsekoxx (10 months ago)
How do you like it so far? I have an opportunity to do this job soon as a contractor.
CThompsonTv (11 months ago)
+Jay Kimberly thanks man. Good luck to you
Justina Kazim (11 months ago)
My husband average 150 stops a day with UPS on a rural route with 20 pickups and be done between 630 and 8 it depends on the day
CThompsonTv (11 months ago)
+Justina Kazim Rural I've been on a rural route, wasn't my thing. Props to him
DRUMM!NG F0R Y0U (11 months ago)
You're in Austin, TX, huh?..
CThompsonTv (11 months ago)
+ATXTOSATX - thanks man, I appreciate it!
DRUMM!NG F0R Y0U (11 months ago)
haha, I see! Love your videos, CThomp!
CThompsonTv (11 months ago)
+ATXTOSATX - yessir
James Kelly (11 months ago)
Im a swing driver for express and I've noticed that ground and UPS usually always have more pick ups then express. The only big difference between express and ground is that we have more time limits. Since we have priority over night and standard services. Good vlog tho
Scott D (9 months ago)
I think Ground has more volume overall to deliver too.
CThompsonTv (11 months ago)
+James Kelly Thanks man, appreciate you watching
Kevin Bengson (11 months ago)
UPS is the real deal. FedEx are wannabes. #realtalk
CThompsonTv (11 months ago)
+Kevin Bengson lol 👍
Rubik Geek (11 months ago)
I'm waiting for a package from FedEx. And it was supposed to come 3 days ago.
BNSF fan 34th (11 months ago)
JJ the Batman Jacobo (11 months ago)
What's up man! Dope video ! #TeamFedexGround <-- from Santa Rosa California !
CThompsonTv (11 months ago)
+JJ the Batman Jacobo Aye 😎 Thanks man, appreciate you watching. Stay safe out there.
Nakita Lin (1 year ago)
I'm a girl and I drive for FedEx Ground. This is exactly how it is.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Nakita Lin Survive the heat. It's hot
Jack the Dog (1 year ago)
Hey, I saw a job posting for a FedEx contractor driver position. Do you work directly for Fedex or for a contractor? Have you heard good or bad things about contractors? I've delivered Brownberry Bread to grocery stores for 2 years, so I wonder if that background would help me get a job for FedEx. A few questions: 1) Do you load your truck in the morning? 2) Whats the hardest thing to learn when you first get the job?
Keith Richards Liver (1 year ago)
Worked for Fed Ex ground years ago. It would have been cool if I had been paid hourly instead of a set amount each week. Most days would end up lasting eleven to twelve hours daily. Also the other guy that was close to my area would always dump half with stops on me.
domiven7 (1 year ago)
I work for home delivery, i also cut hair, and i am a bass player. i saw one of your videos with you going to church to set up drum enclosure. me and you are a lot alike. lol
john doe (1 year ago)
shut up clown! u probably don't even have a job I've never seen a union guy work..so no way ups rolls out with 650 boxes
How to basic (1 year ago)
A lot of people use USPS over ups because its faster and cheaper but the thing is priority is mail can only be guaranteed if processed by 10am Wednesday morning others wise it could be delayed for the second afternoon USPS transfer which priority has two USPS transfer per day and standard has 1 and their is only one transfer on Saturday and the deliver truck dose one trip a day of what ever comes in by noon but Saturday is mostly low priority that didn't fit on the truck so if ordered Thursday afternoon there is a good Chance idem not received until Monday. The other factor is if you don't order priority a week before Halloween your shit is likely to be late due to so many people shipping junk which also takes longer because the mail man has to find out whose stuff to steal based on how much profit he can make and who ordered it .
The Marshall Family (1 year ago)
I worked for fedex home in Austin. Do you work 6 days a week?
The Marshall Family (1 year ago)
I can't remember the dude name I'll have to look it up but it was a older white dude he had about 4 to 6 trucks back then.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+KJ During Christmas time they did
The Marshall Family (1 year ago)
CThompsonTv I'm back in the DC area and they have dudes working 6 days a week the last time I checked. I guess it all depends on the contractor and the driver. I worked for FedEx Home in Austin back in 2005.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+KJ 5 days
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+KJ in ground. Who'd you work for?
Keith Thrasher (1 year ago)
Grate truck man I love them trucks. I'm driving a ford 350 Fedex truck I'm in now but I would like one of the truck you're driving
Keith Thrasher (1 year ago)
I'm a Fedex Driver love the Job grate job.
Keith Thrasher (1 year ago)
Any time man have grate day.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Keith Thrasher thanks, appreciate you watching
Michael Fields (1 year ago)
That fan is the best.
RedMan Hunting Club (1 year ago)
How much are you paid working there
Jairo Martinez (1 year ago)
is it common for a driver to lie about deliveries.  I have been waiting for a pkg and the driver updated the system Customer unavailable when I had been waiting for him all along, he has done that with the intentions of going home early?? whats the point on lying if he has to attempt again tomorrow? Great Videos Thanks
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Jairo Martinez People I know don't do that, but not sure about him. There could've have been another legit reason why the package wasn't delivered. Sorry man, hope you get your package soon
King MP (1 year ago)
BRO!!! good looks on the vlog tho, I started today with ground and when I tell you them packages my guy, crazy fam....but good looks on the info..deff helped me out in the long run
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+King MP appreciate man. Hope the route is going well for ya.
Steven Streling (1 year ago)
How do you know what packages go where,I start in a couple weeks and I wanna be ready,so I'm watching vids,was it hard for you to remember where to go and does a GPS help
Usuzi (1 year ago)
I am working for FedEx and i did deliver to Home , business , and i did pickups sometimes , but i got a job in the office, Export dept. and that is good to, but i would say it was better to be a driver Cool videos man keep them coming.
Gabriel Hardson (1 year ago)
well done
Brandon Wright (1 year ago)
youre in austin? starting there as a driver next week lol
Brandon Wright (1 year ago)
north, out of the round rock terminal i believe.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Brandon Wright I am. Which location? North or south?
ResidentGerm (1 year ago)
I've been a FedEx Ground/Home Delivery package handler for 5yrs now at a small terminal in WV, I've done every position, I love sorting and loading, loading P1000's is my preferred vehicle to load, very easy, read the vision label and just load by shelf number and if you got bulk, just stage on the truck floor, my drivers prefer all their bulk by the doors.
Sean Stephen (1 year ago)
wow that was a light day.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Sean Stephen the lighter, the happier I am.
J. Palmer (1 year ago)
So, you work as a contractor? You are employed by the owner of a route, not employed as an employee of fed ex? I didn't hear you talking about that.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+J. Palmer ha. Thanks man
J. Palmer (1 year ago)
To be clear, I suspect this is a hard job. You make it look like it is a lot of fun. (that's what I meant by *nice spin*)
J. Palmer (1 year ago)
I will! Thanks for the quick reply. I love your up beat personality. You give the courier gig a nice spin.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+J. Palmer go look at my other videos, homie. I have a video that states this.
Nick Yergeau (1 year ago)
good vlog man, I've been with ground for a month and easily the best job I've had. There's 5 car dealerships on my route, tires suck lol I run a P1200 and I love it, thing rides like a piano down a flight of stairs but it's my baby
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Nick Yergeau Ha. Thanks man. Tires do suck!
Hei Hei (1 year ago)
I'm a reg-temp driver for UPS and my route over the Holidays had about 110 stops on average with 130 or so pieces. What's it like for you at Christmas?
wayne moro (1 year ago)
Very hansome 😉😉😉
sweet sour730 (1 year ago)
itsha boi low budget
gerardo aguirre (1 year ago)
Bro how do you know where to go ? like the addresses ? do you have a route you follow everyday ?
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Stephen Ramnarine Ha it's all good. I just use the road warrior app if I need to know where an address is
Stephen Ramnarine (1 year ago)
My bad I was still thinking about HD
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Stephen Ramnarine I'm a ground driver. Only home delivery gets those packets of turn by turns
Stephen Ramnarine (1 year ago)
gerardo aguirre he has a packet of street by street directions that are printed in the morning it tells your exactly where to go and where to stop
gerardo aguirre (1 year ago)
Nice bro ! BTW always wondered how much do fedex drivers make ?
john doe (1 year ago)
I do 185 ground stops a day...this guys a lightweight!
Scott D (9 months ago)
Also No need to try to kick down the guy who made this video that you've watched.
Scott D (9 months ago)
Mark Ridgeway I've done well over 200 stops in a day but the average for me is 140-160 stops and maybe 170-200 boxes. It really depends on the area that a route covers the stops may be more spread out and it may take longer per stop. Versus routes in a much more densely populated area. Sounds like where your routes are situated it's pretty dense. May I ask where?
Hei Hei (1 year ago)
Are you guys unionized?
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Mark Ridgeway haha. I love it, it's just funny
Alex Acosta (1 year ago)
that fedex life lol I get 120-130 stops daily but love how I have no manager around to bug me haha.
Philip Dolan (1 month ago)
Don't forget they have p900 and p1200 that is 2 feet longer than yours
Ben Werli (8 months ago)
that's why i like my current job as a pizza delivery guy (not a big chain like dominos and papa johns or anything) i do have managers but they don't really talk to us drivers. we know what to do and when to do it so my managers are more like coworkers to me lol, i like the fact that im either driving my car listening to music vaping and chillin and when im at the restaurant i just talk to people and wait for my next delviery
Scott Lowell (10 months ago)
From the military to the civilian sector, I can attest that if you work in proximity to a supervisor all the time, it becomes soul crushing and tolerance of micromanagement. It can ruin ANY job ...just because....
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Alex Acosta Dude, that's the best part lol
b (1 year ago)
good job dog tell fedex i said to give u a bonus
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+b Man*
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+b Ha. Thanks for watching men
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
New Fedex vlog being uploaded tonight
bjjrican (1 year ago)
Been driving for FedEx Ground/Home Delivery for the past 7 months. Started in September at HD. I use to do 2 different areas when I was with HD going out with about 140-160 packages and 130 stops a day. The turn by turn in HD is ass. Never use it if you go HD. Now I'm at Ground and do about 60-80 stops with like 10 pickups. I have to sweep the FedEx Office at 6 that shit is a killer. But good vid. Keep up the good work and be safe out there
Leaf Hunter (1 year ago)
Shoot out from Germany! (DPD courier here) I just delivered 135 stops ( witch was about over 220 packages),post ester cataclysm as we call it here,anyway,point is i am so jelous of your 72 stops.Whats the milage you aredriving on avarge each day ?
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Stan Wesley thanks for watching! No sure about the mileage, this route everything is spread out so more than a typical city route.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Stan Wesley don't let this 72 fool ya. It's been pretty high lately. Also, most people don't realized that I'm picking up tons of packages as well. Most of the time bring back double of what I left with
Finesse 7sixo (1 year ago)
can you choose to stay as a HD? they wont force you to ground etc? i am looking into this job
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Finesse 7sixo They won't force you unless they really need you to.
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
New reaction video of fedex/ups employees coming this week!
Fares Taveras (1 year ago)
Man look like you have it down to a science 🔬
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Fares Taveras Not really hard. Most of the time it's about who you know that can get you on.
Fares Taveras (1 year ago)
So how hard is it to get in to FEDEX?
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Fares Taveras You could say that. Ha
Matt B (1 year ago)
How do you know where to go? Do you have GPS.
Marcus Williams (16 days ago)
Not sure about fed ex, but at UPS we can print out maps in the morning for the route. Most senior drivers dont need them. After a while you learn your area and your 100 blocks
Matt B (1 year ago)
CThompson1135 why did you pick Fed ex over UPS? Is one company better? How long did it take for you to be a driver?
CThompsonTv (1 year ago)
+Matt B you don't.. you just go with it. Ha.