Being required to sign break acknowledgement Doc...

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by fatboy33, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. fatboy33

    fatboy33 Member

    Is anyone out there being asked to sign some kind of break acknowledgement form? I believe this is purple's response to its drivers moonlighting for Lyft and Uber.
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    What does it say?
     
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Oh, another required acknowledgement that you sign with a gun to your head. Typical FedEx Legal BS. I'm sure we have plenty of Uber and Lyft drivers amongst us, which is odd since we have industry-leading pay and benefits.
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Say you won't sign it, and then you'll get be threatened with an OLCC or letter if you don't. Pretty soon, they'll have us signing acknowledgement forms that acknowledge the original acknowledgement.
     
  5. fatboy33

    fatboy33 Member

    I have not seen it yet. I was instructed to complete a Pre-SFA survey along with an acknowledgement of break policy. I wasn't told how to access the break policy form so I left. I'm sure I'll hear about it Monday.
     
  6. Sparky

    Sparky Member

    We don't have any break policy forms to sign as its all covered under the state, can't go over 6 without a 30 and can't go over 8 without an hour, same as DOT regs
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I believe the breaks they are talking about are the 10 and 34 hour resets required by the DOT.
     
  8. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    Those are different than ours. State law is over 6 take a half, over 12 take an hour. FedEx policy is over 6 take a half, over 8 take an hour. Because of this we have different rules depending on mood, wind direction, and moon phases.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm pretty sure the OP was talking about the HOS certification form required by the DOT.
     
  10. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    It is probably the 10 rule.
     
  11. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    How much money do uber and lyft drivers make?
    I might need to get into this racket.
     
  12. fatboy33

    fatboy33 Member

    If you're willing to work Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday AM you could make decent pay from 10PM to 2AM and 5AM to 10AM are in demand times. Expect 130.00 per segment 10-2 or 5-10. New Year's eve, I've heard some guys making 600.00 for one night. The UBER drivers understand when the surges(surcharges) usually happen and, some of them, only work then. New years, Halloween, sporting events or the AM, surges can turn a 10.00 trip into a 30.00 or 40.00 dollar trip. NYE and Halloween surges go up as much as 7X. So take 3/ 20.00 trips and it could mean 420.00 for 2 hours work. If you don't like giving rides to girls wearing short skirts with a few drinks inside them, don't bother signing up.
     
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  13. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    I wondered what happened to that jersey uber driver who got accused of sexual assault when the customer invited him inside after the job....
     
  14. Artee

    Artee Active Member

    You probably have missed the boat depending on what area you are in. We were talking about this the other day. A guy pulled up the Uber app and there were lots of drivers in the area. Heck one was driving right by our building as we were speaking. I see them out at the airport every night. 20 cars parked on the other side of the freeway. 10 guys standing around around by the field having a circle jerk. Hoping for a fare. Nothing more than taxi drivers. Our airport is 10 miles from town. To waste time driving out there and sitting in a field with 20 other guys for 2-3 hours hoping someone will choose you for a $40 ride is a losing proposition in my mind. That's below minimum wage.

    I am better off signing up for some Saturday FDX overtime at $45/hour. I will spend their fuel, maintenance and wear and tear on their tractor and will probably sleep 1/3 of the shift anyways.
     
  15. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I'm no expert on tractors, but I'd advise against sleeping while driving one.
     
  16. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    I'm not putting miles on my car and using my gas to chase fares. Plus you have no idea what you're exposing yourself to when literally anyone could call you for a ride. Not worth it. There's better second jobs out there if you need to pick up the slack somehow.
     
  17. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Be advised that they'll 1099 you (after they take their 20% to 30% off the top), meaning that you'll be responsible for applicable income taxes as well as both the employer and employee contributions for Social Security and Medicare. There are also liability issues to consider. If you tell your insurer that you're going to use your car for this, they'll jack up your rates. If you don't tell them, but have an accident while on duty, they probably won't pay it. Some people have gone through the trouble of creating an LLC and working it through that.

    It might be worth the hassle if you live in an area with enough of a demand. You'll hear a lot about the handful of drivers who are making good money and nothing about the other 90% who aren't.
     
  18. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

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  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Out local taxi companies all have scanners and routinely steal fares.