Great news for the trucking industry! On March 11, Transport Topics published an article announcing an FedEx plans new $18.5 million distribution center. And with more than 100 parking spots designated for long trailers, the center could be a new stop on the route for people with CDL trucking jobs.

The FedEx Ground-South Dayton facility proposed on 32 acres near Interstate 75 in the Austin Center district of Miami Township. They expect 249,506 square feet with a maximum occupancy of 568, according to documents filed this week with Montgomery County.

FedEx ranked No. 2 on the Transport Topics 100 List.

This highlights the 100 largest for-hire carriers in the U.S. and Canada. According to the article, the new distribution center may lead to yet more FedEx jobs.

Township records show the center could employ “at least 195 people at its largest shift.” But county records do not appear to address how many jobs would be coming to the facility at 8650 Byers Road, just southwest of the interchange of I-75 and I-675.

The FedEx Ground plan calls for 845 parking spaces.

Those numbers show 474 spaces for automobiles, 131 for long trailers, 125 for “HD vans” and 94 for 28-foot trailers, according to county documents.

Along with these parking spaces there will be more then 50 docking bays on the east-side. With the potential of a 195-employee shift at the distribution center, the article indicates the distribution center would bring new FedEx jobs. Will any of them be high paying trucking jobs? Time will tell.


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