How long has UPS had cover drivers?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TG43, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. TG43

    TG43 Member

    Just wondering how long UPS has had cover drivers?
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Since the Mayflower landed
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    At least 26 years.
     
  4. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    since the 1992 contract.Management sold it as a way senior drivers could get the day off pretty much anytime we wanted,and the Cover Drivers could Cover the route. That contract opened the door for part time employees to do full time work and was a very :censored2:ty contract.
     
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  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Define "cover drivers."
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    As long as I can remember.
    Of course, back in the day, they were called supervisors.
     
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  7. TG43

    TG43 Member

    Have they always made a lot less than regulars? just wondering.
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Nope.
     
  9. TG43

    TG43 Member

    When abouts did cover drivers start making $15/hr less than regulars?
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Will you get to the f*** point?
     
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  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I'm a FT Driver that is a FT cover driver I'm guaranteed 8 hrs a day like any other driver with a bid route and I make top rate $33.66 just like a FT driver with there own bid route.

    Ft cover aren't the problem it's the use of PT cover drivers that should have never happen.
     
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  12. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    yes
     
  13. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It depends if your talking PT of FT cover drivers. PT yes FT make the same as FT drivers after they go through there progression.
     
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Our cover drivers are FT drivers that do not have their own route. Either by choice or lack of seniority. Sometimes a PT Air Driver will cover some deliveries or pick ups but they are paid top driver rate when they do.
     
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  15. Brownslave688

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

    Bingo. Only ft drivers here also.

    For those of you with it vote that :censored2: out next contract.
     
  16. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Just want clarification. Vote what out?
     
  17. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    PT cover drivers make 85% of top rate in the South ($28.65 currently). If and when they go FT they are red circled at that rate until progression out pays it.
     
  18. Brownslave688

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

    Part time cover drivers.
     
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  19. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    Here is the answer to all of our problems make all the part timers full time.
     
  20. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    They are [SUPPOSED] get the normal contractual raises until they hit their progression date. Then they get bumped up to top rate. I did.