How to Become a FedEx Ground Contractor - "Free Routes" do Exist !
One of the most asked questions for many is how to become a FedEx Ground Contractor and operate FedEx Routes or Linehaul Runs. While MyGround®
Support isn't FedEx Ground nor an affiliate (You should ultimately reach out to FedEx Ground to seek their guidance), we do know two ways to become a contractor and have helped hundreds aspire to be contractors over the years.
At the simplest level, there are two types of FedEx Ground contractors and there are at least two ways to become a FedEx contractor:
Two Types of FedEx Ground Contractors
Pickup and Delivery (P&D): The contractor uses step vans, vans, box
trucks, and other types of vehicles to both pick up and deliver FedEx Ground packages to
both business and residential customers. There is minimum scale and service area requirements, i.e. no single truck owner/operators.
Linehaul (Semi Tractor Operations): The contractor pulls FedEx Ground owned
trailers using road tractors through FedEx Ground's network of stations and hubs
Two Ways to Become a FedEx Ground Contractor
Buy Routes from an Existing Contractor: The purchase of FedEx Routes or FedEx Linehaul Runs from an existing contractor. There are many brokers and sellers of FedEx Routes and FedEx Ground must ultimately approve the transfer. If you would need financing for the purchase, it is highly advisable to see what financing you might be able to get and obtain a prequal letter before shopping around. Contact us for financing and we can help.
Get "For Free" Directly from FedEx Ground: FedEx Ground regularly posts contracting opportunities on its site called BuildAGroundBiz (please google search BuildAGroundBiz as FedEx prohibits linking). These opportunities are for current contractors as well as firms wishing to be a FedEx contractor. Some brokers or sellers of routes will try to tell you the only way to get into FedEx contracting is to buy routes - don't let them fool you as such a statement is completely false ! Also be on alert for unreputable firms or individuals that will claim to get you a route for $5,000 or other crazy amount of money. Routes directly from FedEx do not cost money and it is NOT a franchise. You will have costs related to incorporation fees (only corporations can contract with FedEx Ground). You may also have professional service fees if you choose to use professional assistance with the RFI process. We are the #1 provider of RFIs to current and aspiring FedEx Contractors.
How MyGround Support® Can Help You Become a FedEx Contractor
If you are considering Buying Routes from an Existing Contractor we strongly encourage you to consider our Educate the Buyer Session. Many recommend it as a "must consult" to others after experiencing. We also offer many other Buyer Related Consulting Services as well as Financing help.
If you are considering the pursuit of a "Free Route Opportunity" posted on BuildAGroundBiz (please google search BuildAGroundBiz as FedEx prohibits linking) we offer a number of services to help you along the way including:
Support can also be reached at 240-490-2895 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about ways in which we can help you or any questions you may have about our services.
If you are looking for Q&A on a route opportunity or general support (< 1 hr) not related to questions about our services you may be interested in a Consult via Clarity Call