free Period

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LambeauLeap85, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. LambeauLeap85

    LambeauLeap85 New Member

    I've gotten mixed answers when does the free period for making book for FT driver begin and end? And what are the requirments? 45 in 70? Thanks in advance
     
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Free period? Three years from your seniority date of your new job, in NYS, your progression ends and you are at top rate.
     
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    You must work 30 days in a 90 day period. Again, in NYS.
     
  4. LambeauLeap85

    LambeauLeap85 New Member

    I know that but i just started driving i was in pre load for 5 years
     
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Then, work 30 in 90 to get your seniority date. Once you get your seniority date, 3 years from there you will be at top rate.
     
  6. LambeauLeap85

    LambeauLeap85 New Member

    But isn't there a cut off date known as the free period around this time when peak is about to start?
     
  7. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Oct 1-Dec 25?
     
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The free periods in my area are May 1st to Labor Day and Nov 1st to 31st.
     
  9. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    I didnt realise that was how it worked. My seniority date is 3 months before I went driving. My date is when they called me asking if I wanted to drive...That was 12 years ago though.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The free period here begins Nov.10th.
     
  11. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Check in your specific Supplement, probably under "Seniority" or "Bidding." Every Supplement is a little different.
     
  12. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    May 1st to labor day should only be for off the street hires that cover vacations.
     
  13. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Nothing is free in this company. . . 30 days cover during 180 day period. keep all your pay stubs or check on line. your pay stubs will show your pt hours and the days they you were driving, keep track and( after) the 30th day you go to them and show they used you. . DONT brag to anyone your getting close oms/ onroads/ center manager just get it done, id do 31 because your in. when you go to them you go with a shop rep..
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  14. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Oct15-Dec31in NE sect
     
  15. LambeauLeap85

    LambeauLeap85 New Member

    Okay guys thanks for the responds.Seems like they vary from center to center
     
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    They can use helpers here during that period, if they want. I haven't seen them do it, but they can.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Actually the rules vary from supplement to supplement.
     
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom


    If they could, they would.
     
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Here, they use the pt casuals instead. I've even delivered out of my Subaru's. Half routes. Mileage, plus air rate and OT. Beyond gravy!!
     
  20. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Not center to center but it does vary area wide according to the governing Supplement and Rider. Just taking a stab at this but if your name is an indication of your location, you are under the Central Region Supplement. Article 1 Section 1 covers some of your questions. Basically other posts are accurate in the 30 days worked in a 90 day period, prior to the Nov 1st-Dec 31st free period. If that fits, report that to your BA immediately. I had a gal UPS lost count of and she worked 6 days in August, 2 days in Sept. and 23 days in Oct. DING DING DING...31 in 90. They refused to give her seniority, threatening to fire her for poor driving??? if I pushed the issue. Being Irish, I pushed harder and after 12 months got her hired with full back pay and full back benefits. She's been accident free over 10 years, a great employee. Feels good to win once and a while.
    Keep track buddy, Good luck.