Getting Screwed On Mileage Rates!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by deeznutz, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. deeznutz

    deeznutz Member

    In my center we have 2 mileage destinations we run every day. Im in my 11th month as Feeder Cover Driver. And i have 3 months progression in pkg as well. My Manager pays me 39 cents per mile and refers me to Article 43 Sec 11 pg163 in the contract. I looked up 2002 mileage rates, the math is right but this is wrong in my opinion. But its under sleeper team and we dont even have those! im just on qualified cover list. Any thoughts on what I should get payed?
  2. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Well from what everyone on here is saying there will be some coyotes pulling those loads from now on...and how the hell did you get on a sleeper run in under a year???
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    He did not say he is on a sleeper run, just getting mileage pay, per the sleeper pay chart.

    Find a stewart or a very high seniority feeder driver that you work with and ask that person.
  4. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    How would he get paid mileage rate in anything else but a sleeper run???
  5. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    How common are these mileage runs??
  6. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    There are a lot of mileage jobs that are not sleeper runs in feeders.
  7. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    So do they come out ahead on pay or about the same as hourly
  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    people who have run the mileage jobs like them a lot. I believe they do make a little more money than hourly. You only make money when the wheels are rolling, or have certain delays.
  9. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Been on a mileage job here.

    On the clock for about 10 hours. Slightly less than 600 miles.

    Grosses $2300/wk. That is about equivalent to 12 hrs/day hourly.

    You don't get paid for traffic slow downs due to accidents or construction, unless stopped for more than 15 minutes. But that is rare.

    Work 50 hours per week and get paid for 60.
  10. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Does ups want these runs as mileage seems that they would save if you guys got paid hourly.. Help me understand.. Lol
  11. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    If your in progression milage pay sucks balls.
  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    The company seems to like the mileage jobs. The only jobs that make sense to be mileage are the longer runs. (4-600 miles/day) Too many stops and goes on local jobs. The company tried to convert some hourly jobs to mileage, but the union said any new mileage jobs needed to be new jobs.
  13. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Yes. It is UPS that wants them mileage.

    Maybe because they don't want drivers dicking around on these jobs. Get there and get back.

    To be honest, that job I mentioned would be at least an 11 hour job if hourly.

    I don't seem to go near as fast when I am hourly.

    Me and a buddy had past 2 trucks recently and the one guy asked the other if he knew why some Buster Browns went so fast and some others went so slow.

    His buddy nailed it.

    He said the fast ones are paid by the mile and the slow ones are paid by the hour.
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    NJ metro has mileage runs. Most of those guys work 12 hour days.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Which adds substance to the "where have you been" question from hub managers
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Sounds like bonus in packages.
  17. wo88upsman

    wo88upsman Member

    After one year of progression like you have you should be getting 80% of top mileage rate which between 79 and 81 cents depending on what you pull.
  18. deeznutz

    deeznutz Member

    How do I prove that statement?
  19. deeznutz

    deeznutz Member

    Been at my hub 3.5 years. Coverdrivers 2 seasons in pkg and went full time feeder cover in Nov 2014. Not a sleeper run. 507 mile mileage run.
  20. deeznutz

    deeznutz Member

    We have about 5 at my hub