Chance to make feeder senority on a sleeper team

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gjcst, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. gjcst

    gjcst New Member

    I am a single female package car drive for the last 27 years whose kids are all grown. I won the bid to move to feeders last November. I will be starting in feeders very soon as a night "call in" driver until I can make seniority but I have an opportunity to change centers and make seniority now as a sleeper team driver. would be leaving Monday nights from Houston heading to Los Angeles and back to Houston by Thursday night with Friday, Saturday and Sunday off! No clue who my team partner would be...any thoughts from someone who has been there done that?? Love the part of three day weekends but is that enough to make it worth it? Thanks to any who reply.
     
  2. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    A senior driver picks his sleeper team partner, at least that's how it works here.
    There's things that appeal if the job fits your lifestyle. There's things that don't also.
    I'm single, no kids or spouse, and have a home life that I could afford to be away from for four days. That's a positive.
    The negative ,at least for me, is that there is no way I could be comfortable enough to place my life in another drivers hands while they drive, especially when I'd try and get rack time in the back.

    I know quite a few sleep teams from meeting up with them at the main hub. I've seen some co-ed ones and it seem to work for them. Ultimately the choice is up to you.
     
  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Where ya gonna shower at?
     
  4. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    You need to make sure you canSLEEP in the berth....toughest part of sleeper driving
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Truck stop?
     
  6. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Baby wipes. Real truckers don't shower
     
  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    You ever seen the inside of a truck stop shower??
     
  8. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    There's some nice ones out there. Truck driver $$ are a big business. You'll only get them once if it's a dump.
     
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How do teams split up the driving?
     
  10. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Pick me...
     
  11. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I don't know how it works in Houston. But in Wisconsin you work based on full-time senority. You choose your run on feeder senority. So a 27yr full-time employee world work everyday. But be at the bottom of the extra board.
     
  12. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    I don't know.......I'd be pretty demanding of a partner.
     
  13. EasyTrucker

    EasyTrucker Active Member

    At our barn you don't get your seniority for being the B driver. Too many older drivers were making cash deals to take out the bottom seniority guys just to get them their seniority. So if you don't have the seniority to win the A driver bid you don't get seniority for going out on sleeper team.
     
  14. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    You mean dominating?
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Oh I have.
     
  16. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    When the mood strikes. :)
     
  17. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

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  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Eww, his 2nd toe is larger than his big toe.
     
  19. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    And the third is as big as the second. LOL
     
  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I hear lots of drivers talk about not being able to sleep when a co is driving. The accident rate is pretty darn low in feeders, if the codriver is safe, I would not have a problem with it.

    I would love to try it for a week or 2 before signing a bid.