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Old 02-07-2005, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default So...how long DO FedEx ground trucks stay out for delivery?

I've had a freaking package listed on the FedEx tracking site as "On FedEx vehicle for delivery" since 6:47am this morning - it's now 7:15pm. Should I be holding my breath? Or, did the truck go back to the barn for the night, to resume deliveries in the morning?

I mean, it's more than 12 hours, and I'm sure they have a lot of deliveries in a day, but the FedEx center for my town (where it shows it got on the vehicle from) is all of FIVE MINUTES from my house! (Literally, 5 minutes exactly).

Is there any way to get the phone # of the shipping center? (Bend, OR)

I know with UPS, if the truck didn't manage to deliver it that day, you could always call the center and arrange a pickup that night, the centers usually stayed open until 9pm or so.

I can't for the life of me find any kind of contact info for them on FedEx's site, though.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:19 PM   #2
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Default So...how long DO FedEx ground trucks stay out for delivery?

Mind you, as the guy CLOSEST to the fedex center, you'll get delivery LAST of all.

That said, I thought they usually did deliveries in the morning, then drove back to the center, unloaded, sent out the new packages, and loaded up for the next day.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:21 PM   #3
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Default So...how long DO FedEx ground trucks stay out for delivery?

Well, the FedEx site is being useless for offering any kind of help.

I can't believe none of their phone numbers listed can even GET to a live operator, either. Each number goes to a different automated system.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:23 PM   #4
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Default So...how long DO FedEx ground trucks stay out for delivery?

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we should have a fedex/ups/usps/dhl nef thread thats stickied so everyone can complai about their least favorite shipping company in one place rather than having 50 of these posts a day.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:24 PM   #5
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we should have a fedex/ups/usps/dhl nef thread thats stickied so everyone can complai about their least favorite shipping company in one place rather than having 50 of these posts a day.
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Or how about a "Shipper Issues" forum?
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:27 PM   #6
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Default So...how long DO FedEx ground trucks stay out for delivery?

Its gone back to the den. You will probably see a "package not due for delivery" status and it will ship tomarrow. They do this just so you waste a whole day and take it in the ass for not paying more for their sh!tty shipping.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:30 PM   #7
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Its gone back to the den. You will probably see a "package not due for delivery" status and it will ship tomarrow. They do this just so you waste a whole day and take it in the ass for not paying more for their sh!tty shipping.
That's what I was wondering. Just don't know how FedEx ground works, so...

Out of curiosity, how late DO they stay out? And, can I expect the shipment *early* tomorrow, since it was supposed to be delivered today?
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:31 PM   #8
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Default So...how long DO FedEx ground trucks stay out for delivery?

i've called them and asked the same thing.

the trucks are out until 7-8PM they say.

perhaps YMMV
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:34 PM   #9
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Default So...how long DO FedEx ground trucks stay out for delivery?

I live a couple of streets down to the post office. My mx duo arrived at 5:30 at my neighbor's house. haha
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:35 PM   #10
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I've had packages not arrive till 9 pm before....
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:42 PM   #11
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My Fedex drivers have never arrived later than 3pm, but I asked the UPS driver one night, around 9:30 at night, when his rounds were over. "Whenever I get done" is what he told me, and he seemed to be in a good mood, not some cranky reply. That's the latest I've ever seen though.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:46 PM   #12
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My Fedex drivers have never arrived later than 3pm, but I asked the UPS driver one night, around 9:30 at night, when his rounds were over. "Whenever I get done" is what he told me, and he seemed to be in a good mood, not some cranky reply. That's the latest I've ever seen though.
OTOH, this is Bend.

People are really, really, really, REALLY *LAZY* here. The 'pace of things' is driving my wife and I mad (we are from NE Ohio originally). People are just SO lazy, it's not even funny.
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