Cover Driver Woes

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by J Steele, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. J Steele

    J Steele New Member

    I've been assigned a route that has zero overtime this year for peak. During the rest of the year I cover routes with lots of residential stops (overtime). I see seasonal hires going out with way more work. Being a lower seniority cover driver, what advice would you give?
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Everyday you finish send a message to the office asking who needs help.
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  3. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Burn you route up a couple of days,get in around 1700 a couple of times and i can guarandamntee you that the rest of peak you will be working a bit of OT!
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  4. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Youll get plenty of overtime during peak, trust me somehow someway youll get it YOUNGBLOOD lol.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I would say enjoy the easy money. You have the best job. No OT during peak would be great.
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  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You're hilarious Steele. No overtime during peak!?!? Hahahahahahaha!!! You should go on tour.
  7. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Always call in after you're finished and ask if anyone needs help. Most days, especially this time of the year they will give up work without question.
  8. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Peak hasn't even started. Wtf :D
  9. Like others have mentioned ask if someone needs help. In the early afternoon it wouldn't be a bad day to ask if there are some pickups you can grab. There are some days where drivers are really going to get blown out with pickups. Especially with the UPS store. Or if there are some On Demands that need to get done where the driver may miss the commit.
  10. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    I'll bump you. You can do my route and I'll take the 8-and-skate.
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  11. tramtwo

    tramtwo Member

    I'm a TCD. Last year they moved the report time back to 9:30. That move took 5 hours of overtime a week away from me. Multiply that out by 10 weeks... cost me a little over 2k.
  12. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    You can come help me. I would love to be home by 6:00.
  13. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Do the route backwards...make it a challenge
  14. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    If you have Orion You already do that.
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  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We are not allowed to do that due to ORION.
  16. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Do not have as of yet, but heared that little chestnut is coming after peak.....from what i have read i am in store for more gray!
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We have Orion as well and they won't allow you to take stops but they will allow you to get pickup pcs from a late driver or take their scheduled pickups.
  18. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Same here. We won't get it til next year.
  19. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Orion / get the job done

    Is an oxymoron.
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  20. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member