Can someone tell me what a ups road driver/line haul driver in ca is like?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Trucker2626, May 4, 2013.

  1. Trucker2626

    Trucker2626 New Member

    I had a offer for a road driver or linehaul. I was wondering what the job is like. What are typical hours and how many times do you have to lay over ? I didn't quite understand what the hiring guy was telling me about part time and dock work if someone could feel me in. Right now I have a local driving job 7:00 to 3:30 but pays no where near what I hear they Make . Should I take the job? Will I still be able to see my family? Thanks
     
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Sounds like you have a great list of questions to ask at the job interview.
     
  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    UPS is not a "freight" type of operation.... Or what you sound familiar with.

    They don't do typical linehaul, slip-seat, or laydown bids.

    Most are turns, or meet and turn.



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  4. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    depending on where you are in Cali, you may slip right in to fulltime or the more likely scenario is going part time for a while loading or unloading trailers. Are you applying at UPS or at UPS Freight? Two different types of work. A long while. Feeder list over here where I'm at is at 12 years although there's going to be a mass exodus soon. Gotta ask your HR person. Also, feeder hours at UPS mainly work nights. You're always home. There's good and bad. Good luck!