With fedex ground I answerd an add in the paper that they were looking for contractor intown drivers. I had to give them a list of what equipment I had and all my insurance information. Fedex ground contracts their home delivery and line haul drivers. Fedex express are company paid employees. Occasionally I will do long distance runs from gr to detroit or gr to chicago. I am currently at 3.50 dollars a package as my payout. If my trailer is packed with say 19000 packages I come out pretty good. 19000 packages is just an example number. The payouts vary depending on how much stuff I haul in a week.