Driving wait

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by uber, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

    How long is the wait in your building? I'm in Portland and have 5 years in. I'm being told 2 more years. Patience is hard, but I've committed a career with this company. Whats it like where you are?
     
  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    This question has been asked 2817 times .
    Best answer,talk to several drivers in the area .
    It varies from city to city,state to state.
     
  3. uber

    uber Guest

    I'm not asking about my area, I have a good idea when I'm going driving. I'm just trying to gauge how long of a wait it is in other areas in comparison to my area.
     
  4. ocstreetracer

    ocstreetracer New Member

    drive wait

    Well I wouldn't get your hopes up too soon to drive. I have guys in my building that have been there close to 10 years & still ain't drivin. Once the economy and this country gets straightened out then we will see more divers on the road. Chapel hill, NC
     
  5. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member


    We have PTers with almost six years seniority who are still waiting for the opportunity to drive.
     
  6. uber

    uber Guest

    The smaller the hub the longer the wait?
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Basically.
     
  8. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    It depends on alot of things. one of the things is the economy and how much your building is "growing". I would venture to guess that there is not too much "growing" going on out there.
     
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Or last driver hire started part-time in 2007. We have 2 more drivers retiring this fall.
     
  10. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    I got lucky and only was on preload for 2 years. For the most part it's 5 to7 in our building.
     
  11. PACNW

    PACNW Member

    In my 20 car center (used to be 24) we put on a bunch of drivers in the early 2000's. Now we have 2 guys with start dates 2 months apart, 1 has been driving for 5 years, the other has been p/t for 7 years. Since the economy went bad the older drivers are scared to retire. We have 5 eligible that don't want to go.
     
  12. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    It was 13 years for me. Really.
     
  13. d-rek357

    d-rek357 Member

    I guess Knoxville tn is the worst, I've been here for 12 1/2 years still pt. Last guy to go full time was 2 or 3 years ago and he started in 1997. So i guess our wait is endless.
     
  14. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    It`s all about timing. When I was on the preload, UPS was expanding. They doubled the preload and loaders went from 4 trucks to 3. 3 people in the trailers. Belt was slowed down. Became FT in a little over 3 yrs. Lately the wait is 7 to 9 yrs.
     
  15. Dynomite

    Dynomite New Member

    I'd really like to know the wait in the orlando hub and the longwood center. I am about to transfer to one of these places for education, and would like to know what I'm in for.
     
  16. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I don`t know about those two places but a general rule of thumb is the larger the buildings driver pool the greater the odds for quicker advancement. I`ve always been out of big buildings and went package in 31/2 and feeders 61/2 after that.
     
  17. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    That's cus yer speshul! :happy2:
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I wish eye wuz speshul.....!
     
  19. uber

    uber Guest

    So in Knoxville you dont start making a decent career out of UPS until your almost 40?

    Congrats on the patience, I couldnt do it.
     
  20. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    Cause you`re a creep, you`re a wierdo. What the hell are you doing here? You don`t belong here.......................

    The song Creep by Radiohead