Can a Car Washer become a package car driver?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Super 9, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Super 9

    Super 9 New Member

    This is probably a stupid question but thought I'd ask it anyway. Can a Car Washer eventually try to become a package car driver? I'm not in the Teamsters union at my local hub, I'm in the Mechanics union, if that makes a difference. And I work at the Horsham, PA hub. I just started there, haven't even gotten a year in yet and I'm sure I'd have to wait at least a decade before even having the slightest chance of becoming a driver :funny:. I don't really care if I can't but I was just wondering anyway.
  2. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    I think you would have to be the off the street hire in the 6-1 equation.
  3. Super 9

    Super 9 New Member

    Ah ok, so the seniority I would gain from being a car washer would mean nothing towards trying to become a driver huh? Oh well. Thanks for the response.
  4. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    I have known of two car washers who became divers but am unsure of what took place for this to happen. But, to answer your basic question the answer is yes.
  5. Super 9

    Super 9 New Member

  6. trouble maker

    trouble maker Member

    Super 9, If the position is an article 22.3 job, that is a full-time job. In upstate NY we have one full-time seniority list. If you have more seniority than a PC driver and hold a 22.3 job, than according to our contract when we bid our jobs every 2 years, you would have the right to bid a PC position. Ups would have to send you to school. Than you would have to qualify. Hope this helps.
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Off topic alert!! Which upstate NY are you talking about? Above NYC, or Syracuse and above?
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To him Albany is Upstate.
  9. Super 9

    Super 9 New Member

    My position isn't a 22.3 job and isn't full-time unfortunately, I'm in the mechanics union IAM local 447.
  10. Super 9

    Super 9 New Member

    Also, I see a lot of our drivers sometimes working inside as sorters, loaders, etc. So I'm guessing I would have to be in those positions first before I became a driver since I might end up back in the hub when laid off?
  11. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    Not necessarily if you were laid off they would probably have you unload trailers, or train you for whatever job you would be doing.
  12. Super 9

    Super 9 New Member

    Ah ok, thanks.
  13. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    I work in your district. You have no shot to drive unless you quit. Then wait a year, then get hired as a teamster employee, then work partime for at least 10-12 years before you have a shot to go full time. It sounds harsh but that the reality of it. I know part time people in my building that have 13 years in and are just being able to sign bids that are for driving jobs. If i were you try to get a part time job in the shop as a mechanic then work your way to a full time mechanic job. But you really have no shot to be a driver. Sorry ;(
  14. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Can a well mannered monkey with solid hygiene... become a package driver? To the O.P. they say never give up on your dreams and anything is possible. I'm going to say yes it's possible to your question.