Cover Driver pay rate?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSER110, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    I think there was an error on my pay rate for being a cover driver. I got paid 21.13, and I have no idea where that number came from. In the contract it says the starting pay for a reg-temp is 75% of the progression rate of pay in the wage schedule... Well as of 8/1/11 the top rate is 30.795. so 30.795x.75=23.096. Am I missing something here?
     
  2. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    You need to ask someone in your building. The definition of a cover driver appear to change from location to location. Cover drivers in my are are FT driver that get paid the same rate as FT drivers they are guaranteed 8hr a day the only difference is that they don't have their own route they fill in when other drivers are out or run split routes.

    starting pay $16.10
    seniority $17.25
    12 months $18.45
    24 months $20.75
    36 months Top rate

    I currently make $30.885
     
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    we have only a couple full time cover drivers and a plethora of part time cover drivers here in our area.
     
  4. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    All cover driver should be FT drivers anything less is just another way for UPS to abuse the system.
     
  5. AKCoverMan

    AKCoverMan Active Member

    Our local has a provision for a Utility Driver which is usually a part time inside or part time air ramp employee who is learning to drive. I went Utility after about a year on the air ramp, and drove 20 to 50 hours a week for about 9 months before I went on my packet and became a FT. I am still a cover driver, enjoy moving around and having knowledge of most of the routes in the building. I'll get em all eventually!

    Anyway.. on our rider the Utility Driver gets either the Utility rate (I think its around $16/hr) or their regular pay rate whichever is more.. usually the Utility rate.
     
  6. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Reread the contract language and redo the math. Does it specify the 'current' top pay rate, or the top rate at the date the contract went into effect? If the latter, was that rate $28.17?
     
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    So what do you call your part time drivers that are not guaranteed 40 hours per week?
     
  8. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    We call them part-timers that have more rights than full-timers and work more hours than some full-timers but skate out early on Friday.
     
  9. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    We don't have PT drivers.

    Besides are Ft Air drivers and Sat air drivers. We have FT time drivers and FT cover drivers that are guaranteed 40 hour a week, we also have casual drivers (outside temps) that work from June 1 till the second week in Sept to help cover vacations and then again from Oct 1 till Dec 31 to help with peak. The casuals are not guaranteed any hours.
     
  10. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Po@nd*rs pets?
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Casuals/cover drivers in our supplement.
     
  12. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Temporary Part-time cover drivers where I am. But they work more hours than full-timers.
     
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I don't care what you call them. If they are scheduled two days on the road, they don't have to work preload. That is all they care about here. Stay away from The Walking D*ck&tick(dispatcher), that's the priority.