Did cover driver rate change as well

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BUCN85, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    I was under the impression that the cover driver rate. Whether you are coded 3c or 5c you would be getting paid $16.50. Am I wrong and did the rate get bumped to $18.75 with new driver rate? Contract says nothing in these regards.



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  2. tcd man

    tcd man New Member

    We get 80 or 85 percent of top rate as cover drivers in southern supplement.

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  3. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    Well wouldn't that be closer to $25? I'm in NE ohio



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  4. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    Any other info on this?



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  5. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    I got $27.46/hr when I became a cover driver a year ago.
     
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Pay rates are all covered in your local supplement. That would be the best place to look.
     
  7. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    I believe I am considered a temporary cover. 3c I'm coded as



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  8. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    So was I.
     
  9. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Cover Drivers in teh Southern Supplement get $28.00 and some change
     
  10. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    I guess "cover drivers" are defined differently in different regions. I'm a second year permanent seniority driver but am a cover driver as I don't have enough seniority to bid a route. Cover drivers are defined by that only. The pay is the same at each stage of progression as well as top rate. In other words, I reach top rate (same as everyone else) at my 36 months and I'll likely still be a cover driver.

    Never heard of these varying rates you guys are mentioning.
     
  11. ladmeih

    ladmeih Member

    They're talking about part time Temporary Coverage Drivers. In the Southern supplement the pay is currently $28.05 an hour for a TCD which is 85% of top driver rate. I was a TCD and am now a full time swing driver, which is what full time unassigned drivers are called here. My pay is red circled at the TCD rate until I'm out of progression.
     
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    and the above discussion perfectly illustrates why it is best to have a copy of the contract and actually read it.
     
  13. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Are you a part time cover driver or a full time cover driver? Because they rates you're quoting are new driver scales. If you're in progression you don't get the yearly raises just your progression. If you're pt cover driving then you get utility scale which is 75% of top scale and you're getting robbed. Of course your supplement could have differences in which case you should take advantage of your union dues and pester your local for the answer.
     
  14. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    I think I'm actually considered summer seasonal. I believe that is what I signed up for. I'm Also preload and air driver



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