When you ship a package or letter with FedEx, you expect it to arrive at its destination on time and in good condition.
One of the ways to ensure this is by tracking your package or letter using the FedEx tracking number provided in your shipping confirmation email. However, sometimes the tracking updates can be a little confusing, for example, when it says “On FedEx Vehicle for Delivery.”
So, I decided to take a closer look at what this status means, what you can expect next, and how to track your package or letter more effectively. I will also cover some potential issues with this status, as well as some tips for troubleshooting if you experience any issues with your delivery.
- Understanding The FedEx Delivery Process
- What Does ‘On FedEx Vehicle for Delivery’ Mean?
- Tips For Troubleshooting Delivery Issues
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Will I be able to track my package’s exact location while it is on a FedEx Deliver Vehicle?
- Can I reroute my package while it’s on a FedEx vehicle for delivery?
- Can I request a specific delivery date for my package?
- Can I hold my package for pickup if I am not going to be available to receive it at the scheduled delivery time?
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- Final Thoughts
Understanding The FedEx Delivery Process
Before diving into the specific meaning of the status, it’s helpful to understand the general process of how FedEx delivers packages and letters. When you ship a package or letter through FedEx, it will typically go through the following steps:
- Acceptance: The package or letter is accepted and scanned at the location where it is being shipped from.
- In Transit: The package or letter is transported to a FedEx hub or service center, where it will be sorted and sent to its next destination.
- Out for Delivery: The package or letter has arrived at the destination hub or service center and is now loaded onto a FedEx delivery vehicle for the final step of the delivery.
- Delivered: The package or letter has been successfully delivered to the recipient or the recipient’s designated location.
When you track your package or letter, you will be able to see the status of your shipment at each step of the process.
What Does ‘On FedEx Vehicle for Delivery’ Mean?
This signifies that the package is currently on a FedEx delivery vehicle and is in the process of being delivered to its final destination. It typically indicates that your package or letter will be delivered within the next 24 hours. It’s important to note that in some cases, the status doesn’t necessarily mean that your package or letter will be delivered on the same day.
For example, if there are any of the following issues:
If there is severe weather, such as heavy rain or snow, it can make it difficult or even impossible for the delivery vehicle to reach certain areas. This can cause delays in delivery.
If the delivery vehicle is stuck in heavy traffic, it can cause a delay in the package reaching its final destination.
If there is an incorrect or incomplete address, the package may not be able to be delivered. This can delay the delivery as the package will have to be returned to the sender or rerouted to the correct address.
Package Handling Issues
If the package is large or requires special handling, it may take longer to be delivered. It can also cause problems with the vehicle not being able to deliver.
If the delivery vehicle breaks down, the package will have to be transferred to another vehicle.
No One Available To Receive the Package
If the package is being delivered to a residence and no one is there to receive it, it may be left at the door or with a neighbor. Conversely, the driver may decide to deliver it at a later date or time. In some cases, they may leave a note for the recipient to arrange for pickup at a FedEx location or to schedule a redelivery.
If the package is being delivered to an apartment complex, gated community, or office building, the delivery driver may not be able to gain access to the building or complex. They may have to come back at a later time or arrange for the package to be picked up at a FedEx location.
In certain scenarios, police activity, such as a roadblock or a security threat, can cause delays. If the delivery vehicle can’t get to its destination because of police work, it can slow down the delivery.
Natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc., can cause severe damage to infrastructure and cause severe delivery delays.
Tips For Troubleshooting Delivery Issues
If you experience any issues, such as a delayed delivery or a package that never arrives, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem.
Check for Incorrect or Incomplete Addresses
Double-check the address you provided when shipping the package to ensure it is correct. If it is incorrect or incomplete, it may cause delays, or the package may be returned to the sender.
Check Weather and Traffic Conditions
It’s a good idea to check local weather and traffic reports to see if any potential issues could affect your package’s delivery.
Check for Package Handling Issues
Check with FedEx to see if there are any package size or handling issues that could be causing delays.
Arrange for Redelivery or Pickup
If your package is unable to be delivered or requires a signature, the driver may have to return the package to the nearest FedEx location for pickup or redelivery. Contact FedEx to arrange for this if you are not available to sign for the delivery.
Understand Community Guidelines
Check with the building management to see if they have any specific policies. Then, try to work something out, e.g., having the FedEx driver deliver to the estate security post.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will I be able to track my package’s exact location while it is on a FedEx Deliver Vehicle?
No, it does not provide the exact location of the package. However, you can contact FedEx customer service for assistance if you need more information about the location.
Can I reroute my package while it’s on a FedEx vehicle for delivery?
Yes, you can request a delivery reroute to a new address, e.g., a neighbor’s, a friend’s house, your office, etc.
Can I request a specific delivery date for my package?
Yes, the sender can contact FedEx and request a specific date or upgrade to a service that offers guaranteed delivery dates, such as FedEx Express Saver, FedEx 2Day, and FedEx Standard Overnight. It is important to note that if the item has already been shipped, an upgrade will most likely be unavailable in that instance.
Can I hold my package for pickup if I am not going to be available to receive it at the scheduled delivery time?
Yes, you can request a delivery hold and pick it up at a later time that is convenient for you.
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Well, it means that the package is on a FedEx delivery vehicle and will be delivered within 24 hours.
While there are several issues that could eventually delay the last-lap delivery process, following the steps above will help ensure that your package is delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible. Additionally, by tracking your package and staying informed about its status, you will be able to know exactly when to expect it to arrive.
Good luck, and I hope your FedEx package arrives on time!