Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jeremaih156, Dec 19, 2014.
I'm just curious has anyone else been a loader while being a driver's helper ? Or used to be ?
Really that's the question ? Yes
See sups asks preloaders if they want to go out as helpers all the time.
I asked the driver if any of the loaders go out as helpers in this area. He said some do. Apparently most don't as they start at midnight.
At my hub you are not eligible to work both. It's either one or the other.
That's stupid lol
Our center used to prefer using insiders; however, they now prefer to limit the hours insiders work to make sure they are available for the duration of Peak.
NorCal 50% of the helpers must come within the union the other come from off the street
Our management doesn't care as long as I work no more than 12hrs a day. I'd work 13-14 if I could but they say it's agianst DOT regulations.
No it's not. 14 hours, with a one hour break in there. So ACTUALLY working 13 hours is not a DOT violation.
You're not driving so DOT HOS rules don't apply to you.
Just tellin what center manager told me guys...
As long as you're not driving there is no law or regulation that prevents you from working as much as you want, the limits are being set by the company.
I worked preload and driver helped my first few years. There were weeks Id get 60 hours between the two.
They lied. I've gone out helping during summer peak...worked 6 hrs preload....left the.building at drivers' start time on the PC and got back around 8-9pm. With a lunch, it was a 16-17 hour day. We are not bound by DOT rules.
She is right my building had a part timer work 16hrs this peak they had over 70hrs for the week no restrictions as long as you don't drive
2 drivers I was with told me that the loaders who came on and helped them out were just worn out after a few hours and they had to let them go and get someone else.
My loader was also a helper for the intown route driver. He was a cover once. But, wanted to load. Ups lost a good driver here. Awesome loader. No misplaced in over a yr now
Seems that you have the typical center manager idiot who doesn't know his butt from in the ground
Lol it's a woman if that makes it even worse? Haha
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