Feeder Driver question.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DoctorMario, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. DoctorMario

    DoctorMario Member

    Ok im a part timer and I want to go into being a full time feeder driver. My question is do I have to be a package car driver first before I can do feeders or can I go straight into feeder driver if I sign the bid list. Thanks in advance.
  2. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    It's possible to go straight into feeders if no package car drivers want feeders then it goes to highest seniority part timer that signed list
  3. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    The bidding procedure varies around the country. Either let us know what regional supplement to the Teamsters contract you fall under; or better yet, check around locally with HR &/or your shop steward. It is probably also on UPSers.com
  4. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Talk to your FT sup or steward.
  5. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    HAVE to? No. Full time drivers will get first dibs, however when it comes time to fill the feeder bids.
    Say your hub wants 35 feeder drivers, and 20 FT drivers sign it. The remaining 15 would then MOST LIKELY be put up for bid by Part time employees. It's not common, but it's not unheard of, either
  6. greengrenades

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

    Use to be you had to go into package or be full time. They have been hiring part timers and off the street here lately, but I feel it is starting to slow down. Sign it anyways. Try to get into package while you can because I have a feeling after they reach the limit on the drivers they need this will never happen again, so you might as well jump into package while you can. You should be signing everything that comes out anyways even if you don't want it.
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Just sign the interest list and find out.
  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It should say right at the top of the bid list who the bid is open to.
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member


    The feeder school bid should specify the requirements for the job. The bid I signed required 1 year of FT safe driving.