Fastest way to become ups feeder driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kingofthenorth, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Kingofthenorth

    Kingofthenorth New Member

    I just turned 21 and want to become a ups feeder driver for my career. Would it be faster to drive for another company then to apply evreywhere there is an open full time feeder position or to work my way up at ups.
  2. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Take naked pics of the division managers wife and blackmail him.......
  3. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    Getting a CDL on your own only helps a little and is a lot more expensive. There isn't a fast way to becoming a feeder driver, you simply have to put your time in as a part time worker and move up to full time whenever you can. Sign every feeder bid list they put up until your name is called. Depends on your building and their need for drivers how long the wait will be. Good luck.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • List
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Here, I think you need 5 years experience to be considered.
  5. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    Get your CDL and try to get on with a local company. Do that for a couple of years and than apply online to the largest UPS hub in your area. Larger the better.
  6. Kingofthenorth

    Kingofthenorth New Member

    They hire 1 in 5 walkins right ? It wouldn't be faster if I applied to evrey open feeder position in the country when I had the required expirence ?
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  7. Kingofthenorth

    Kingofthenorth New Member

    Off street
  8. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Yep get a minimum of 2 years experience and apply on for tractor trailer driver. Consider relocating
  9. Kingofthenorth

    Kingofthenorth New Member

    I am willing to relocate anywhere in the country for a full time UPS feeder job
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Here in HARPA, get hired and work in hub for 30 days, put in letter of intent to drive feeders, get called to drive feeders, pass test, drive. Really that simple.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I went to and typed in "Pennsylvania".

    It showed 8 opportunities for "tractor-trailer driver".

    The OP needs to make sure this isn't UPS freight.
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Or seasonal this time of year.
  14. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    the concept of a off the street wrong , why is this even in the contract
  15. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Um no. Get a job at ups. Put your time in and earn it like everyone else has. Go into package, and then go into feeders. Off the street hires are rare and they usually just take supervisors. Their shouldn't even be off the street hires, it's not right that we have to put decades in and then some ass hat just jumps right in. Screw that.
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • List
  16. Johny

    Johny New Member

    On your knees
  17. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Is the OP currently an employee? Like some have said depending where you are located it could take a couple weeks it could take years. We exhausted the list last year and I guess a couple new people added to this years list. I see guys training still in the afternoons almost everyday.
  18. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    It's not rare at my hub. Also, was told that off the streets work much better because they come in with experience right out the gate. Accidents went way down. From a LTL carrier that runs doubles, even better yet. That's how I did it( another teamster company) came here and within a couple of months they had me pulling triples and double longs across the turnpike.

    You need five years of all four season experience pulling doubles before you can even be considered for LCVs. (Long combination vehicle) Many don't make it simply because they can't figure out how to back up a dolly. It's understandable that UPS would rather have someone come in off the street with experience as opposed to a package driver with two weeks of training. I'm not saying it's right, but the chances of a newb fresh out of feeder school running over a fire hydrant or jackknifing is probably 100 times more likely than a veteran off the street.

    At my hub, local feeder drivers come almost exclusively from package and road feeder drivers almost exclusively off the street.
  19. Kingofthenorth

    Kingofthenorth New Member

    OP is currently not an employee. Op lives by harrisburg hub, wants to become a UPS road feeder driver as quick as possible anywhere. OP is willing to relocate anywaye. OP wants to know if working his way up at UPS or driving LTL than attempting to get hired off street would be quicker.
  20. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I do see how they would do a better job, and from a business stand point it makes sense. However, UPS is all about seniority. As an employee who has been with the company for 14 years these guys who haven't bled brown to climb to the top can take a hike. Not only that but if a guy has been in package for 20 years and gets jumped by some nobody off the street, that isn't right at all and the off the street hire doesn't deserve the spot he is put in. I'm not going to be rude to any of the off the street guys and I'll treat them like a human being but they better not complain or try to act like they know it all, that :censored2: won't fly.