Handlers driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Throwingboxes, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Throwingboxes

    Throwingboxes New Member

    I've been noticing handlers not coming in the time we start. They come in with all the driver's. I heard after awhile they'll ask preloaders to drive during peak. This true?
     
  2. We have some preloaders,who run bulk stops. They are qualified,of course.
     
  3. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    We have car washers doing pickups and running shuttles...,it seems everything goes during peak!!
     
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Seem I do this year round. Even more so with drivers laid off.
     
  5. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    I don't think that would fly in our building,it's a shame drivers are being laid off though
     
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Drivers are guaranteed 8 hours of work. If there is not enough work they are laid off.
     
  7. Then they shouldn't be using any helpers.
     
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  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    No helpers. Slow period after peak and before Spring Break and vacations.
     
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Happens every year....but i never see laid off drivers bumping preloaders to get their 8 hours here.
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I bet you do this year. Driver can only bump a PT with less company seniority.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I won't get bumped...but their are lots of preloaders with much less seniority.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That would not fly in our center either, unless the drivers are able to work on the inside to get their hours. I would much rather work Code 05 on road than get my 8 in the building.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Oh there is lots of work inside the building to do. That is the problem. Lots of work. Rather driver around in circles.
     
  14. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    Once peak is over, there will be PTers being told to "hit the bricks" so I can get my 8.
     
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Sometimes it is faster and easier for me to have my helper drive while I run off the stops.
     
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  16. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Lol !!! That's awesome !!!
     
  17. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    If I get laid off, that's exactly what I'm doing. Got to make money somehow.
     
  18. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    What is code 05?
     
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    05 is actual hours worked (for when you work less than 8 and don't want your usual 8 hour guarantee). 06 is normal full time code.
     
  20. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Why would anyone ever do that? You're guaranteed 8 regardless of if there is work or not, get your hours and make your money. That's the purpose of a union for Christ sake.