Loader and Helper

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jeremaih156, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Jeremaih156

    Jeremaih156 Member

    I'm just curious has anyone else been a loader while being a driver's helper ? Or used to be ?
  2. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Really that's the question ? Yes
  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Would rather be driving an E-frame

    See sups asks preloaders if they want to go out as helpers all the time.
  4. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    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.
  5. Number24

    Number24 #24

    At my hub you are not eligible to work both. It's either one or the other.
  6. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    That's stupid lol
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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    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.
  8. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    NorCal 50% of the helpers must come within the union the other come from off the street
  9. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    No it's not. 14 hours, with a one hour break in there. So ACTUALLY working 13 hours is not a DOT violation.
  11. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You're not driving so DOT HOS rules don't apply to you.
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  12. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Just tellin what center manager told me guys...
  13. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    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.
  14. Dub

    Dub New Member

    I worked preload and driver helped my first few years. There were weeks Id get 60 hours between the two.
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    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.
  16. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    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
  17. wetleg

    wetleg New Member

    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.
  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    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
  19. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Seems that you have the typical center manager idiot who doesn't know his butt from :censored2: in the ground
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  20. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Lol it's a woman if that makes it even worse? Haha