Currently, USPS completes the last mile delivery of these SmartPost packages. However, USPS and FedEx Ground are modifying the agreement so that FedEx Ground will roll out SmartPost last mile delivery across the United States. Most FedEx Ground territories are going to see a significant volume increase—we predict a jump of 25-100% in most markets!
Drones are sexy. We get it. The idea of drone delivery feels like the future. As fun to think about as drone delivery is, it’s not a realistic mode of transportation for the type of packages FedEx Ground delivers
Terminating a contract can provide serious service interruptions for FedEx Ground customers and is a critical issue. FedEx Ground aims to provide seamless delivery service for all areas of operation.
This being said, it is rare for a contractor to lose their FedEx Ground contract. Further, contractors almost always receive opportunities to resolve issues in advance of a contract termination
In September 2018, FedEx Ground announced its US operations would convert to a 6-days-per-week schedule following the holiday season.
That change is upon us now!
A couple new things to note as you work through the transition with your own FedEx Ground team.
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.
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 September, FedEx Ground announced its US operations will expand to a 6-days-per-week plan to accommodate the booming e-commerce market. The change will take effect after the 2018 holiday season.
On occasion 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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.