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Fedex Freight - Fedex Freight Driver Apprentice-City in East Syracuse, New York

Job ID: 443357BR

Address Line 1: 201 Canada Drive

City: East Syracuse

State: New York

Zip Code: 13057

Position Status: Full-Time

Grade: DRA

Work Hours: 40

Type of need for Driver Apprentice Positions


Job Description


Through education and driving skills development, become proficient in the operation of a tractor trailer combination, picking up and delivering freight between service centers and customer locations. Responsibilities include non-driving duties such as forklift operation and working the dock.


  1. Operate tractor-trailer combination, including doubles (and other longer combination vehicle (LCV) configurations, where applicable) and/or straight trucks

  2. Perform pre-trip, post-trip, and inter-trip safety inspections on equipment

  3. Hook/unhook trailers and converter dollies to/from a tractor and/or trailer

  4. Perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including, but not limited to, forklift, pallet jack, and hand truck

  5. Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies, including, but not limited to, pallets, straps, and rope

  6. Recoup/repair damaged freight when necessary

  7. Verify and complete required documentation and reports

  8. Collect checks for freight charges and maintain related documentation, as required

  9. Comply with hazardous material regulations and company procedures, and confirm placarding matches hazmat shipments, as required

  10. Communicate with and follow Dispatch instructions regarding events including, but not limited to, delays, arrivals, equipment problems, etc., as required

  11. Demonstrate internal and external customer service

  12. Communicate with customers to determine pick-up or delivery needs

  13. Ask customers for additional business, and provide leads to sales for potential new opportunities

  14. Where operationally necessary, perform job duties of a road driver or freight handler

  15. Chain vehicle tires, as required

  16. Comply with all applicable laws/regulations, as well as company policies/procedures

  17. Perform other duties as required

Disclaimer: This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


• Must possess a class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or a commercial learning permit (CLP) prior to entering job classification

• Must possess acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) based on hiring standards

• Must meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements under section 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier (FMC) regulations

• Ability to count and perform basic math, with or without a calculator

• Basic written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to hook up and break down sets of trailers that require an average lift force of approximately 100 pounds, several times a day

• Ability to lift/carry hand freight weighing up to 100 pounds, several times a week

• Ability to sit for extended periods of time, bend, twist, squat, climb in and out of truck

• Ability to follow instructions and complete required training

• Ability to work independently and/or as a team member


• Drive throughout shift on all types of roads in all types of weather

• Exposure to noise and vibration

• Exposure to dust and diesel fumes

• Exposure to hazardous materials shipped and packaged under DOT regulations

• Hours may vary due to operational need

Division Category: Courier/Tractor-Trailer Driver

Company Name: FedEx Freight Inc.

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