Changing positions- Unloader to Air Driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ccunloader, May 21, 2015.

  1. ccunloader

    ccunloader New Member

    I am currently an unloader at UPS. I am debating if I should become an air driver or stay in my current position. I have heard that once you become a driver basically you live and breath UPS. I am a single mother of an 8 year old. Will I miss my child growing up because all of my time will be spent at work???? Is $ worth the precious moments in life that I will miss out on??
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why can't you do both?
  3. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Is the air driver job 8 hours?, or is it Saturday air driving. Yes and no to your questions.
  4. All depends on center size, set up, and shift. In my center AM is almost completely shuttle. There might be 1 or 2 Early AM they have to deliver. And maybe 1 day a week they will actually deliver NDA. Usually they only work 3-4 hours. If they deliver NDA they may get 6-7. During peak though they're essentially FT. But it ends up being nice because they're doing air and ground deliveries which means top rate and lots of overtime.

    PM Air for us is great as well. Two hours a night M-F. Drives to the airport with an hourly, watches him load, drives back, and goes home. The bid does say though if needed he may have to work more hours for car wash, clerk, etc. An air driver at another center is a single mother as well, she works 5-6 hours a day and she says it's perfect for her.
  5. Box Ox

    Box Ox Would rather be driving an E-frame

    If air driving isn't a full time slot at your location, I think it's the best combination of pay and flexibility you can get at UPS that I've seen. And it's a heck of a lot better than inside work. Morning air at my center is typically 4.5-6 hours a day.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Current PT Air driver pay rate is $26.14/hr after a two year progression. In two years PT top rate will be $27.64/hr. How does that compare to your unload rate in two years.
  7. No_Member_Name

    No_Member_Name New Member

    Can't you do unload and AM or PM air?? There both PT
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This has already been covered.

    Try to keep up.