There’s nothing quite like the rush of anticipation from waiting for a package to arrive. While looking up your tracking information is a surefire way to know approximately when your package will arrive, sometimes you want even more detail.
I’ve put together this guide to answer all of your questions about when FedEx trucks go out for delivery. In it, I’ll tell you what time trucks are loaded in the morning and how late you can expect a delivery at night!
When Do FedEx Trucks Go Out For Delivery In 2024?
FedEx trucks usually go out for delivery sometime between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM in 2024. Depending on the location, trucks are loaded between 3:00 AM and 7:30 AM, so they’re ready to leave no later than 8:00 AM. Trucks go out Monday through Saturday, with fewer going out on Sundays.
To get even more details about FedEx’s delivery schedule, make sure to read the rest of this article!
What Time Are FedEx Trucks Loaded For Delivery In The Morning?
Before FedEx trucks can go out for delivery, they need to be loaded with packages.
So, if you want to know when FedEx trucks go out for delivery, it’s also helpful to know when they’re loaded in the morning.
With that, when trucks get loaded depends on the location. For example, one FedEx employee mentioned that his warehouse started receiving packages around 2:45 AM.
At that time, packages are loaded onto delivery trucks and are dispatched by 7:30 AM.
Naturally, weather, road conditions, high-package volumes, and employee absences will affect the dispatch time, but, in general, 7:30 AM is the goal time.
That said, a FedEx employee from another warehouse stated that deliveries were loaded between 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM.
Given these two examples, it’s likely that location and warehouse size has a bearing on when trucks are loaded and dispatched.
What Time Do FedEx Trucks Go Out For Overnight Shipments?
FedEx offers three service levels with different delivery times as part of its overnight shipping program, including the following:
- First Overnight packages are delivered before 9:30 AM
- Priority Overnight packages are delivered before 10:30 AM
- Standard Overnight packages are delivered no later than 3 PM
Given these deadlines, FedEx trucks delivering overnight shipments must leave far enough ahead of time to make sure the company honors its delivery commitments.
What Does FedEx Mean By End Of Day?
FedEx trucks typically stop delivering around 8:00 PM.
Therefore, if your tracking information indicates that you’ll receive your shipment by the end of the day, you should have it in your hands no later than 8:00 PM.
Does FedEx Deliver Past 8:00 PM?
Although FedEx’s technical end-of-day is at 8:00 PM, it’s not unheard of for FedEx to deliver later than that.
For example, packages shipped with FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2 Day may be delivered later at night so the company can honor its delivery commitments.
Also, packages will likely be delivered after 8:00 PM during the busy holiday season (between Thanksgiving and New Year).
Can I See Where My FedEx Truck Is On A Map?
Even if you have a general idea of when FedEx trucks go out for delivery, you may want to keep an eye on the truck carrying your package.
That said, while you won’t be able to check exactly where the truck is (for security reasons), you can get a general idea of how far the truck is from your house.
To get this information, you need to enroll in the FedEx Delivery Manager service.
How Do I Know When FedEx Will Deliver?
As with the last question, you might have a general idea of where a FedEx truck is, but that doesn’t give you much information about when to expect delivery.
Fortunately, you can do three things to get a clear idea of when your package will arrive.
First, you can enter your tracking number online to get up-to-the-minute updates about the location of your package.
Also, you can track your packages by calling 1.800.GoFedEx (1.800.463.3339), saying “track my package,” and then follow the prompts.
Finally, you can track packages by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Moreover, leave the subject line blank and type your tracking number in the body of the email.
In most cases, FedEx trucks hit the road anytime between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM.
Naturally, the dispatch time varies based on the warehouse, the number of deliveries, and any deadlines FedEx has to meet.