Can I operate a delivery service while still working at ups?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Wizthekid, May 17, 2016.

  1. Wizthekid

    Wizthekid New Member

    Just curious on what are the rules or policies regarding operating a delivery service while still working at ups. I've read and heard stuff about if you operate a business in competition to ups that you might be forfeiting your pension? Is that after retirement or does it apply at any moment in my ups career?
  2. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Conflict of interest.
  3. Wizthekid

    Wizthekid New Member

    So is that an automatic termination?
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nope. They will give you the option of severing ties with the delivery company or resigning.
  5. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    If your delivering packages/parcels there's going to be a problem, if your delivering pizza so what, just no parcels.
  6. and don't try to synchronize anything...
  7. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    how is pizza different? it comes in a cardboard box with a name and address. if you can deliver a pizza then you can deliver anything.
  8. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Because delivering pizza doesn't cut into your employers (UPS) profit.
  9. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    If you mean operating in that you will be physically working, you could have an hours of service issue.
  10. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    I would assume this guy is a PT'er trying to make money somehow.
  11. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Hence the usage of the word "could".
  12. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    UPS is not in the pizza delivery business. No conflict of interest. No problem

    A local same day delivery driver for Amazon, conflict of interest. Possible fight to keep both jobs.
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Are you in the union?
  14. Wizthekid

    Wizthekid New Member

    Yes I'm in the union. I just had the idea to do some kind of local messenger type side business
  15. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Do you currently operate a UPS vehicle on a public roadway ?

    And, do you have a current DOT medical card ?

    If not.... don't concern yourself.

    So what.

    It's not a contract violation.

    Some pension plans have "re-employment" rules, after you retire.

    Other than that, rock on.

  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Just because the Teamsters may not approve of you doing work on your own that may take work form other Teamsters.
  17. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Maybe he should try to land an apprenticeship with the Mechanics Union?
  18. Wizthekid

    Wizthekid New Member

    I work inside the hub so as long as I'm not retired yet it's all acceptable?
  19. Wizthekid

    Wizthekid New Member

    What kind of advantage can a acquire by getting an apprenticeship?
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Deliver weed?