bid sheet sat. air

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mikeny, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. mikeny

    mikeny UPSer

    today i signed the bid sheet for saturday air. very excited, been waiting a long time for this. anyone know about how long until training starts? also what is the starting pay for a sat. air driver?
  2. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    First you have win the bid. Then you need to get a DOT physical and pass a driving test. You might not get any training depending on the area you in.... IF you do get training it could be next week or months from now.

    Pay starts at $11.50
    seniority $12.50
    Seniority + 1 year $13.00
    Seniority + 18 months $13.50
    Seniority + 24 months Top rate

    REad article 40 Section (1) (k) 1, 2 ,3 and Section 6 (a) 1, 2 or just read all of Article 40 and pay attention to where it says PT..
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you need the DOT and driving test if you are only going to drive on Saturday?
  4. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    IF you driving a UPS vehicle you need to have a DOT card and driving test. Even the mechanics need a DOT physical and get to take a yearly driving test... they even need to know all the safety dribble.

    If you got pulled over while driving a package car on Sat buy a Cop they don't care if you PT or FT or just a Sat air driver. But they are going to want to see you DOT card.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  6. mikeny

    mikeny UPSer

    what do you mean by win it? so i didn't actually get the job yet?

    from what i heard, yes.

    i was told that driving school is in another city and i spend a week there and they pay for gas and food.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They pay for mileage, not gas. (Basically the same thing)
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If it's an Air driving pt position your mostly will only be there 2 days. That how it works where I'm at. FT 4 days PT/ casuals 2 days.
  9. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That would depend on how good you fuel mileage is wouldn't it ????
  10. mikeny

    mikeny UPSer

    ok, thank you.
  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Good luck....
  12. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    good luck,I hope you get the position!
    Training in my center consist of going on the yard and seeing if one can drive a stick. If one can,one is handed a map and told not to have late air
  13. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    When I got the sat air job almost a year ago. I had the road test, dot physical, got my class d license, integrad precourse, then a week at integrad. They paid me mileage, plus paid me at drivers wage, with OT. a little over 45hrs for the class. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel, lunch at class. It was a great experience and I learned alot.
  14. Johnny815

    Johnny815 New Member

    You really make that little being a Saturday Air Driver?? That's how much I'm making right now p/t. I was hoping it would be more like 16$ + an hour.
  15. mikeny

    mikeny UPSer

    yea i'm making $13.82 on preload, i thought drivers had higher pay.
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Top rate is higher, but you start at the base rate.
  17. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    I would love to learn, not so much to driver full time or weekend air. I like the down time for part time. I dont like the loads I see. But I would love to go threw classes and learn all I can. UPS lacks the ability to train people quickly. I learn on my own rather quickly, it drivers me crazy they cant train more people to at least the know how to drive. I wouldnt drive often though, asked.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Keep in mind that it costs the company to not only train new drivers but to keep them certified. The company pays for the DOT physicals, which are good for one to three years depending on your health.

    PAS/EDD have made training new loaders and drivers much easier.
  19. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Only good for two years, unless it differs from state to state. Recently did my physical again. It had been two years, and they cleared me for another two.
  20. mikeny

    mikeny UPSer

    old thread that i started. just wanted to update. i did not get picked last year, but just last week HR called me, went down to the office signed some paper work and got my study material, passed the DOT physical and in the process of taking an online computer course that i must pass before i head to Jacksonville, FL for driving school. excited and nervous as there is a lot of word-for-word stuff i need to remember.