How To Get a Contract With FedEx

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If you are a contractor looking to get a contract with FedEx, you have come to the right place! Even if you are a small business and don’t have prior experience being a contractor, it’s not that difficult to achieve.

Join us as we explain how to get a contract with FedEx.


Becoming a contractor with FedEx is pretty easy. All you have to do is contact a contract sourcing specialist, either by giving them a call on FedEx Recruiting’s number at 1-866-711-3599 or by visiting the FedEx website.

On the website, you will be required to fill out a contact form and a couple of other necessary documents. After which you can take a look at the contracts available and see which one fits you best.

Let’s go ahead to discuss the process of becoming a contractor with FedEx. Along the way, we’ll also talk about which contract is the best fit for you.

Becoming a Contractor With FedEx

Delivery Truck Outside Of Fedex Warehouse

The process is pretty straightforward if you are interested in pursuing a contract with FedEx. All you have to do is contact a contractor sourcing specialist.

This can be done by two methods:

  1. The first way is by calling 1-866-711-3599, i.e., the number that puts you in touch with FedEx recruiting.
  2. The second way is by visiting the FedEx website and filling out the contact form.

Along with this, there is also another form you must fill out. Known as the Custom Critical Online Form. This form will ask you for several details such as your social security number, your home address, your current driver’s license, and your driver’s license for the last 3 years.

Among other information, visit the website to find out everything they require.

Depending on various factors, you can get many contracts with FedEx. Let’s go ahead and discuss the different kinds of contracts available and which would be best for you.

What Kind of Contract Should You Get?

FedEx offers many different kinds of contracts. Each contract has its own specific requirements. You’ll have to read ahead to determine if you fit these requirements and are eligible for the contract.

1. Custom Critical Owner Operator

Fedex Delivery Truck Parked

FedEx’s entire fleet is almost completely made up of the Custom Critical Owner Operator. And if you own your vehicle, you can probably qualify for this role.

However, there are a number of other requirements, such as not having any DUIs or DWIs within the past 5 years or any other kind of misdemeanor. Along with this, you also need a proper class commercial license.

There are other legal requirements as well. Please make sure to check out the FedEx website to find out if you qualify.

There are other eligibility criteria as well, based on the type of vehicle you drive.

2. Home Delivery Independent Contractor

Fedex Package At The Front Door

As the name suggests, this one is pretty straightforward. If you get this contract with FedEx, you will be responsible for picking up packages and delivering them to the required homes.

In this contract, you are responsible for fuel, other on-the-job expenses, and having or leasing a delivery van.

Other requirements include having a current commercial driver’s license, along with commercial driving experience. Along with this, you must also have no record of positive drug or alcohol tests. And that’s not all!

One of the requirements for becoming a home delivery independent contractor is also having the ability to cross the border into Canada!

3. Ground Independent Contractor

Fedex Employee Unloading Boxes For Delivery

This is an interesting contract. In this, you’ll be responsible for moving packages on the long haul routes between FedEx ground locations.

For this contract, you’ll be required to have your own tractor. However, FedEx will provide the trailer itself.

Other requirements for this contract are similar to the home delivery independent contractor. As in having a current commercial driving license along with experience and being able to cross into Canada.

Lastly, not having any record of a positive alcohol or drug test.


Getting a contract with FedEx is pretty easy; you can contact them with the help of their recruiting number or by checking out their website and filling out a form.

Once you’ve filled the form out, you’ll be able to see all the different types of contracts and pick whichever suits you best.

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