Industry Change + Threats

The Benefits of FedEx ISP Compliance and P&D Route Overlap

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

In past years, FedEx contractors might have owned home delivery routes, grounds routes, or both. As part of the FedEx transition to ISPs, FedEx requires a single contractor to operate both home delivery routes and ground routes within a given area by Summer 2020.

The process of merging these two segments is frequently referred to as overlap. You may also hear some contractors or consultants refer to it as ISP compliant routes, though this is only one component of ISP compliance. The two merged routes—home delivery and ground—are collectively known as FedEx pickup and delivery (P&D) routes.

There are many benefits to P&D route overlap, but before we dive into those benefits: a quick reminder about what FedEx home delivery and FedEx ground routes look like.

  • The FedEx home delivery routes:

  • Primarily deliver to residential households.

  • Operate Tuesday through Saturday.

  • Have smaller to medium trucks and boxes.

  • Have high seasonality (with businesses often making a large part of annual revenue in the four weeks leading up to Christmas).

Ground routes are the other side of P&D routes. FedEx ground routes:

  • Deliver primarily to commercial businesses.

  • Feature heavier packages and larger trucks.

  • Run Monday through Friday.

  • Have less seasonality than home delivery routes.

Route Overlap Highlights

One of the clearest benefits of route overlap is that it is ISP compliant. By ISP transition completion in 2020, all FedEx contractors will need to operate both home delivery and ground routes in a given geographical territory on a six days-per-week schedule at scale. Most terminals minimum transition scale is 5 PSAs or 500 stops (although those numbers may be lower in designated terminals).

Moreover, overlapped P&D routes are more efficient for contractors as you can schedule your drivers so that they complete both ground and home delivery routes in a more concentrated area. In some cases, this can reduce your fuel and vehicle expenses per route.

Similarly, if you have more stops in a concentrated area you may be able to complete more stops per driver/route. This may have a positive impact on your variable stop charge.

Prepare for Overlap and Increase Your Efficiency

As you begin to think about route overlap and the six-day-per-week schedule, consult with us on how to prepare as a contractor.

If you need additional help increasing your efficiencies and planning for these changes, our team is ready to work with you!

Reach out for a free initial consult to get a sense of our consulting services and results.

How to Become an Approved FedEx Driver

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Photo by Viktor Kiryanov

Maybe you are interested in becoming a pickup and delivery (P&D) FedEx driver? Or, perhaps you are a FedEx P&D route owner and you are looking to add more drivers to your team?

The salary and benefits for FedEx drivers are excellent! And the good news is that the path to becoming an approved FedEx driver is relatively straight-forward.

In order to qualify as a FedEx driver, individuals must,

  • Have one year of professional driving experience in the last three years (or enroll in an entry-level driving program). Previous driving experiences can come from a range of industries: landscaping, construction, military, taxi/Lyft/Uber, or even food delivery.

  • Be 21 years of age or older.

  • Pass a DOT physical and a drug test.

  • Pass a background check; there should be no DUIs or felony convictions in potential driver’s background.

  • Have a valid driver’s license without excessive moving violations, accidents, or other driving violations (see the full list of requirements via FedEx)

What if you do not have prior driving experience?

If you (or an individual you wish to hire) has no professional driving experience, they may still be eligible to drive for FedEx with the completion of a FedEx-approved entry-level driving program, such as ADTP.

ADTP (which stands for Accelerated Driver Training Program) reduces the time it takes to educate, train and test new commercial delivery drivers. ADTP offers contractors a new and innovative approach to testing and training new delivery drivers in record time. Moreover, ADTP produces drivers that are trained on safe driving techniques, efficient delivery practices, and commercial driver professionalism.

Before being registered as an ADTP Driver Candidate, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 21 years of age or older

  • Have a valid driver’s license and a clean Motor Vehicle Report.

  • Have a clean background check.

  • Have a current DOT physical and be physically qualified to drive a commercial vehicle in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

  • Speak and read the English language sufficiently to converse with general public.

Driver candidates complete the following 3-Step Driver Certification Process:

  • A comprehensive online curriculum that culminates with online testing.

  • 18 hours of behind-the-wheel training without packages on board evaluated by a FedEx Road Test. (Occurring over at least 4 days)

  • 18 hours of behind-the-wheel training with packages on board signed off on by your organization’s ELDP Operator.

After completion of the ADTP certification process, drivers will be ready and eligible to drive for FedEx P&D routes.

The complete certification takes approximately two weeks to complete. This certification process is, at times, faster than the time it takes FedEx to approve a driver with past driving experience!

It does, however, take a bit of extra time for brand new operators to register and get rolling with the ELDP program via ADTP. If you have questions about your specific timeline, contact ADTP and they can help clarify the process and timeline.

FedEx Goes to 6 Days Per Week: How this Impacts FedEx Contractors

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Photo by Sebastien Gabriel

In September, FedEx Ground announced its US operations will expand to a 6-days-per-week plan to accommodate the booming e-commerce market.

In a press release about the change, FedEx noted,

“FedEx anticipated early on that the growth of e-commerce would significantly increase demand throughout our network, and we underwent a transformation by opening new facilities and investing in highly-advanced technology and innovations that have resulted in the most automated network in the industry”

The change will take effect after the 2018 holiday season.

The good news for contractors is that the demand for FedEx services is high! Business Wire noted that 10 years ago FedEx had a record-breaking day when they had 12 million shipments in a single day. As of 2018, 14 million shipments in a single day is just an average day for the fast growing corporation. There’s a lot to love about the growth in the FedEx business.

However, the move to a 6-day-per-week schedule will influence the ebb and flow of the work week for FedEx contractors. We predict that this additional day will change the way you schedule your team and may shift the volume per day that you are accustomed to seeing.

What Contractors Can Expect

Most FedEx contractors currently hold both Home Delivery (which run Tuesday through Saturday) and Ground routes (which run Monday through Friday). In the new plan, all routes will run Monday through Saturday. If you are already a contractor with overlapping routes (your routes include both Home Delivery and Ground) then you are already operating a 6-days-per-week business. However, you likely have only half your staff available on Mondays and Saturdays.

If you currently operate a business without overlap, you will feel the change more acutely on your current “off” day of Monday or Saturday. But, you were likely already looking ahead to additional staff as FedEx will require overlap by Summer 2020.

Contractors are likely to feel the most impact from this change on Mondays. While businesses are not likely to increase their weekend shipments, residential customers are likely to purchase more items with a Monday delivery.

We advise contractors to start looking for part-time team members for Saturdays and Mondays to accommodate this new schedule, and its corresponding labor requirements.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays are traditionally heavy delivery days for FedEx contractors and we may see volume shift from those days to Mondays. Reducing the historical Sunday/Monday backlog may eliminate the need for as many overflow drivers on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.

Presently, we do not expect a significant change required to contractors’ fleets. However, if this new schedule correlates with an overall uptick in volume (and we’re hopeful!) we’ll be singing a different tune.

Concurrent with the 6-days-per-week announcement, FedEx’s VP, Rajesh Subramaniam, took care to dismiss this plan as a response to Amazon’s new delivery operation.

In his statement he noted,

“While there has been significant media interest in what Amazon is doing to expand their in-source delivery capability, this should not be confused as competition with FedEx…The global infrastructure, the technology, the capabilities, knowledge that's needed to compete in our business is quite extraordinary, and we have built that up over 40-plus years.”

You can read more of our own analysis of the new Amazon routes on our blog. The bottom line: we still strongly believe FedEx routes are a better business opportunity for most investors.

Rather than resulting from Amazon-based pressure, the move to a 6-days-per-week schedule is the result of years of infrastructure planning based on overall FedEx growth. While e-commerce purchases historically peaked near holidays, the year-round demand and growth necessitated new FedEx structures.

If you need help understanding how the FedEx Ground move to 6-days-per-week will impact your business, reach out to our Route Consultant team.

How to Find and Retain the Right Manager for Your FedEx Business

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Photo by Arthur Aldyrkhanov

Management Changes in the Purchase Process

When you purchase new routes, you may purchase routes with a manager already in place. You are probably excited about the experience this manager will bring to the table!

On occasion, however, existing managers choose to leave their position when a sale is in process. They may have stayed only to help out the previous owner or they may be looking for new work with someone they already know. Whatever the reason for their departure, it can add stress to the transition.

When purchasing a FedEx operation, you should always be prepared to have your manager give notice. Your manager will not be contractually obligated to you, so it is important to secure a window of support from the seller in case you lose your manager.

If this happens, you —or someone you trust—needs to be willing to step into that role for a few weeks, learn about what you need in a manager, and then take the time to hire a new one.

Though you may never face this challenge, it is important to have a contingency plan for your first weeks of operating.

Absentee Structures

To be a truly absentee owner, you have to have several layers of contingency plans in place. You would need a good manager, perhaps an assistant manager depending on the size, and part time drivers in place. If multiple drivers call out, you would have to make sure you have enough people in place to fill those spots.

Recruiting Great Managers

If you are looking to hire a new manager for your FedEx business, we suggest looking within your current operation first. Promoting an assistant manager, mechanic, or driver is a great way to ensure your new manager will be familiar with the operation from Day 1.

Moreover, a selection from among the team shows other team members that yours is a culture with opportunity and advancement potential. This feeling creates more loyalty in your employees.

You can also recruit with traditional online sources such as Indeed, Monster Jobs, Craigslist, and ZipRecruiter. You want to get a job posting in front of as many candidates as possible! Be sure to look for mechanical knowledge, logistics experience, and/or truck dispatch in their work history. We always tell owners that one of your first questions to a potential manager should be, “are you a halfway decent mechanic?” Managers who can help with the basics—oil changes, tire rotations, and wiper replacements—save you a lot of money overall.

With the scope of our operations, we’ve spent our fair share of time on job boards. And we have some pro tips to offer our consulting clients. If you’re interested in our insider tips to recruit more effectively, reach out for our consulting services.

You will want to use caution when you’re interviewing managers who work with existing FedEx businesses. You do not want to poach a manager from another contractor, specifically another contractor from within your terminal (because that's just not a good way to make friends!).

It happens from time to time that you do want to hire someone who is currently with another FedEx operation. In these cases we recommend working out a gentlemen's agreement with the other owner, giving them plenty of notice or waiting until they can fill the exiting manager’s position.

Retaining Great Managers

As with drivers, you should work hard to retain your manager. Keeping your team in tact is one way you can increase your business efficiency and, in turn, your profit.

It's also important to be honest and clear with your manager about your expectations for their role from the beginning.

In specific, you want to be clear about when they may be expected to drive for the operations and how often you expect this to occur. Your pay structure for the role should reflect these expectations. You manager needs a clear idea of how much they are expected to drive at their current salary. Additionally, they need to know how they will be compensated if they have to drive more than expected.

We also recommend offering an array of manager incentives as one method of retention.

Payroll Goal Incentive

Offer the manager a bonus for staying within his weekly payroll allocation consistently.

For example, if your business has 10 daily routes and the drivers make $600/week on average, your weekly payroll is $6,000. Allow an additional 5% for the manager to use during training and turnovers. This makes for a weekly payroll allocation of $6,300.

Let your manager know that If he/she maintains payroll at that level every week of the month, he/she will receive a $500 monthly bonus. Be sure to limit the amount your manager can drive in the operation if you implement a bonus like this! You want them managing, not driving to save on payroll.

Repair/Maintenance Incentive

If you’re willing to share books and records with your manager you can offer him/her a bonus for maintaining a total repair and maintenance number that is 15% (or less) of your total revenue.

Make the timeframe longer on this incentive to encourage preventative maintenance as well. You don’t want your manager cutting corners to save on the budget.

Linehaul Manager Incentives

The best bonuses for linehaul managers are ones that reward him/her for not declining runs or freight within a certain period of time. You want him/her to maximize your operations.

Need More Help?

We know recruiting and retaining drivers is hard work. We have experience across the United States managing a fleet of over 250 trucks and a staff of over 200 drivers. This challenge is real for us, too.

If you need help talking through your staffing issues, we’re here to help. Connect with us and we can work one-on-one with you as you navigate these challenges.

How to Retain Your Best FedEx Drivers and Handle FedEx Driver Turnover

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Photo by Oscar Nilsson

The route and trucking industry in the United States is in the midst of a severe employee shortage. The American Trucking Association (ATA) noted a shortage of 50,000 drivers at the end of 2015 and predicted that shortage would increase to 174,000 drivers by 2026.

Hiring New FedEx Drivers

The ATA’s own research says the trucking industry needs to hire 90,000 drivers each year in order to keep up with demand.

Low US unemployment numbers (less than 5 percent) further complicate the driver shortage. With so many employment opportunities, individuals can be pickier about the industry and company they work with.

Research shows that the booming construction industry directly competes with the trucking industry for employees. Construction and manufacturing opportunities often pay better with less travel, making the positions more desirable to potential employees.

How can you compete in these economic conditions and hire excellent FedEx drivers?

One of your best sources for finding new drivers is your existing drivers. We recommend offering an employee referral bonus. For example, you can offer your drivers a $50 bonus after the employee they referred is on the team for 30 days. And, and additional $100 bonus after the new employee crosses the 90 day mark.

You should also recruit with traditional online sources such as Indeed and Monster Jobs. In many ways, hiring new drivers is a numbers game. You need to get your opening in front of as many eyeballs as possible.

Retaining Your FedEx Drivers

Not only do these economic factors make hiring new drivers difficult, it makes retaining your current drivers difficult. Research shows that nearly 60 percent of new drivers will leave their current company within the six months after they start.

Extensive “poaching” occurs throughout the trucking industry: offering bonuses and higher pay for drivers to leave their current company. Moreover, the driver shortage often means that companies ask more of their current drivers and fail to keep their hiring promises (miles per week, time off, shift changes, etc.).

With all of this dire information, what can an owner do to retain the best FedEx drivers and hire great new drivers?

Build a Family Atmosphere and a Culture of Loyalty

Difficult days on the job are part of every job. They can feel particularly stressful for your drivers. And they have options to go elsewhere if they are stressed too often. Be sure you have an atmosphere where team members feel respected and can be open with management about their concerns.

When individuals feel as if they’re part of something bigger and they have an outlet for their frustrations, they are more likely to consider themselves as part of a family environment. And they stay on the job longer.

Similarly, be honest with your drivers about changes to their work experiences. If you are going to change their mileage or time off as a result of economic pressures, be upfront with them about how things are changing and how your team can support your drivers through the changes.

Purchase New Vehicles and Maintain Your Current Fleet

When drivers enjoy their physical working environment, they enjoy their job more. While construction jobs offer volatile weather and working conditions, there’s a lot to like about working in a clean, climate controlled vehicle most of the day.

However, that satisfaction will evaporate if the vehicles are old, prone to breaking, and dirty.

Leverage an Incentive Structure

Give your drivers a reason to perform above and beyond. Everyone enjoys recognition and appreciation for stellar work. A few incentives we recommend are attendance bonuses and raises for increased stop loads.

An attendance bonus example: promise your drivers that for every three months they go without a call out they will receive a full extra day of pay. That will keep drivers motivated to get in their seats!

Once you’ve established average daily thresholds for each driver, offer a raise for drivers who can increase their daily stop average by 20 stops (or whatever makes sense for your route). This gives drivers ownership over the efficiency of their day and incentivizes your team to think creatively.

Need more help?

We know recruiting and retaining drivers is hard work. We have experience across the United States managing a fleet of over 250 trucks and a staff of over 200 drivers. This challenge is real for us, too.

If you need help talking through your staffing issues, we’re here to help. Connect with us and we can work one-on-one with you as you navigate these challenges.

Amazon Delivery Service Partners Profit Margins and Other Details

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Amazon made news in Summer 2018 when it revealed Amazon Delivery Services Partners. This program, sometimes known as a “last mile delivery service,” allows entrepreneurs to run independent companies that partner with Amazon to make deliveries happen.

Although the new structure made waves (as most Amazon announcements do), this business structure is nothing new. This is how FedEx delivers packages: with a network of independent service providers.

While we will monitor the Amazon route opportunities closely, we currently see no reason to consider them a threat to FedEx routes. Moreover, we still strongly believe FedEx routes are a better business opportunity for most investors.

Evaluating Profit Margins

Amazon’s new Delivery Services Partners website advertises an annual revenue potential of $1 million to $4.5 million. They also say that this revenue stream translates to an annual profit potential of $75,000 to $300,000.

The program is careful to note a few things: first, these estimates assume a fleet of 20-40 vans. Secondly, they admit they only estimate these numbers based on their internal research, “profit figures...are projections only and are not based on actual results of delivery companies. We do not guarantee results of any kind.

In a FedEx route business, we would expect a company with 20 vans or box trucks to generate annual revenue close to $2 million with an annual profit of $300,000.

Let’s break that down a bit more.

Amazon DSP financials via the    Amazon Logistics    website. FedEx financial estimates based on    industry averages    from our experiences as brokers.

Amazon DSP financials via the Amazon Logistics website. FedEx financial estimates based on industry averages from our experiences as brokers.

We base these FedEx financial estimates on industry averages where FedEx Independent Service Providers earn approximately $100,000 in revenue per fleet van or box truck and healthy businesses have profit margins ranging from 15-20%.

A long history of savvy entrepreneurs investing in FedEx businesses gives us confidence in the financials of a FedEx business.

Conversely, there are unknowns and risks associated with an Amazon delivery business at this time. Beyond the profit margin discrepancies, we think there are several other issues potential investors must consider.

Operations Size

With an average 20-40 truck fleet, Amazon requires larger operations: more trucks and employees with smaller profits per truck.

Importantly, Amazon requires DSPs run operations seven days per week. Without a day off, owners will need two sets of staff since, under Department of Transportation (DOT) law, employees must have a 34 hour reset after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days.

Thus, Amazon DSP businesses will likely need a Monday through Friday staff and then a Saturday/Sunday part-time staff. Owners of these businesses have a tall order to fill: manage a fleet of 20-40 vehicles and staff 40-100 employees each week of the year.

Based on operations size and Amazon DSP requirements, we expect that Amazon DSP owners will need to be hands on day-in and day-out. Conversely, owners of FedEx routes may choose to be very involved or operate as an absentee owner.

Training Requirements

Amazon currently requires all new Amazon DSP owners to travel to Seattle for one week of training. Further, Amazon then requires owners to conduct two weeks of in the field training. That’s three out-of-pocket weeks where income to your business isn’t flowing yet. FedEx does not have a similar requirement.

Insurance/Liability

One of the biggest considerations for investors looking at an Amazon DSP business is that Amazon requires contractors to hold their own DOT number. According to the DOT, “Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number.

FedEx ISPs currently use a FedEx DOT number. Amazon DSPs will need their own number. This can have a significant impact on contractor’s costs and liability. The full scope of the implications of this requirement are still unknown, but buyers should be aware of this difference.

This is a game changer for the type of insurance contractors will need —it's much more expensive and riskier than being under FedEx's DOT number. This will undoubtedly cut into Amazon DSP profit margins and it represents an additional barrier to entry. The one upside to this is that the Amazon structure will likely make it easier to get drivers on the road since Amazon driver applicants will only be subject to DOT requirements. FedEx has more restrictive hiring policies in place currently, but recent announcements from FedEx suggests they are currently reviewing this model in an effort to lessen any potential recruiting pressures on FedEx CSP’s.

Demand

The high amount of publicity resulting from the Amazon DSP announcements increases the overall market interest in routes as an investment. This is a big positive for FedEx routes; as more investors wake up to the opportunity to operate delivery routes, many will realize how lucrative FedEx routes are for investors.


Current Route Listings

Are drones a threat to FedEx ground routes?

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Photo by Jason Blackeye

Drones have been flying through the news for years: they’re going to be the fastest, most efficient way to deliver packages according to their endorsers. 

But is that really the case? And what does that mean for you as a FedEx contractor?

Drones are not an imminent threat. 

Not only is drone technology still in the fledgling stages, drones have a multitude of limitations that diminish their use.

For starters, present day drones can only carry single packages up to five pounds. While this may be helpful for quick purchases, any customer who orders two items is out of luck. And with a five-pound limit, how will anyone ever get their Chewy deliveries?

Further, at this stage in their development drones can only fly in daylight with low winds and good visibility. Drones cannot complete deliveries with no rain, snow, or ice in the air. Obviously, a solid fleet of trucks is capable of much more than present day drones. 

And finally, fully functional and versatile drones are far-off in development. The US government is reluctant to allow drones to operate in its airspace. Most drone tests are currently held in Europe. 

Have no fear about your current FedEx routes or buying a FedEx route. Drones won’t be swooping in to steal your business anytime soon. 

Should You Consider Amazon a Threat When Buying a FedEx Route?

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Amazon is a giant in the online retail space. It seems as if every other retail news story is about some new Amazon innovation. So, is Amazon’s growth a threat to your FedEx business?

The answer is no, not likely. 

FedEx is a master of contingency planning with nearly 50 years of experience behind it. With the distant cloud of Amazon looming over its head, FedEx has a vast infrastructure to push back an oncoming threat. 

According to the Wall Street Journal, “FedEx has roughly 650 aircraft, 150,000 trucks, 400,000 employees and 4,800 operating facilities globally to handle about 12 million shipments a day.

Amazon is talking only of piloting a delivery program of their own in Los Angeles in Fall 2018. This small, limited pilot program is light years and tens of millions of dollars away from the large network that FedEx oversees.

Moreover, FedEx business is not dependent on Amazon deliveries. 

Out of every 100 packages on a FedEx truck, only two packages are Amazon boxes. Even if Amazon pursues its own transportation options, FedEx will lose a negligible 2% of business. Plus, FedEx experiences substantial non-Amazon growth each year. 

As you evaluate FedEx routes, Amazon’s business and logistics should be a lesser concern of yours.

Need Help Thinking Through All Your Options?

If you are interested in buying a FedEx route, check out our listing page for operations currently on the market.

If you need more help with the details and navigating contract negotiations, contact us for consulting.

And, as always, give us a call and we can help point you in the right direction. 

Buying a FedEx Route? Understand Why Contractors Sell FedEx Routes

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Photo by Nick Fewings

FedEx contractors cite many reasons for selling their FedEx routes: they are ready to retire, spend more time with family, or simply get a change of pace.

At the current moment, however, there is another reason so many contractors are selling their FedEx routes: FedEx is currently undergoing major changes to make the business more efficient and profitable.

Many contractors aren't able or willing to make the changes required by FedEx, thus their selling their FedEx routes as an alternative to change.

If you are going to jump into the industry, you’ll be learning everything for the first time and these changes will have minimal impact on you since you'll start Day 1 with them in place.

Understand Industry Changes WheN Looking at FedEx Routes for Sale

You should be aware of these industry changes when you are considering buying a FedEx route. Here are the three big changes you need to know as a new (or potentially new) contractor. 

Route Scale

Recently, FedEx put into place new scale requirements for contractors. Each business must have a minimum of five routes or 500 stops per day. On the flip side, a single contractor cannot own more than 15% of the routes out of a terminal. (Note: FedEx does allow exceptions to this 15% rule.)

FedEx Overlap Requirements

Presently, different contractors may operate home delivery and ground routes in the same territory. However, this changes as of June 2020. FedEx will mandate that a single contractor runs both the home delivery and ground routes for a single territory.

We see this as a positive change! In our experience it makes routes more efficient. 

IC vs. ISP

Historically, FedEx contractors operated under the Independent Contractor model (the IC model).

In 2016 FedEx announced they will transition all contractors to an Independent Service Provider model (ISP model) by May 2020. These changes will incentivize (and at times require) ISPs to follow similar guidelines. 

The explosive growth of e-commerce and the demands of customers for differentiated service have created a mandate for increased service capacity and operational flexibility to serve both commercial and residential markets. Experience shows that businesses operating under an ISP Agreement can better adapt to these dynamic market conditions and customer expectations.
— FedEx press release, January 2016

With the new system, contractors negotiate a contract that pays per stop and package. The ISP model offers incentives to comply with FedEx’s objectives rather than mandating requirements. Some existing contractors continue to operate under the IC model, but the FedEx base of contractors will fully transition over the next couple of years.

Some existing contractors, particularly those already near the end of their careers, are unwilling to adopt the new ISP model and instead prefer to sell their businesses during this transition. 

This makes it an excellent time to purchase routes! The changes help contractors operate more efficiently and earn more profit for their routes. 

What's Next If You Want to Buy a FedEx Route?

If you are interested in buying a FedEx route, check out our listing page for operations currently on the market.

If you are feeling like a fish out of water and appreciate the expertise of industry insiders, contact us for consulting. We can walk you through pieces of the puzzle for buying a FedEx route, such as:

  • IC vs. ISP Business Models

  • Overlap Requirements

  • Understanding Contract Terms

  • Optimizing Operations

  • Fleet Management

  • Business Valuation

  • Terminal Relationship Management

  • Driver Recruitment/Training

Maybe you have a pretty good handle on all this, but an extra check wouldn't hurt? Download our free New Contractor Startup Checklist.

And, as always, give us a call and we can help point you in the right direction.