New Feeder driver... Hours..

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Trucking, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    As a Feeder driver hired full-time how many hours a week outside of peak can I expect to work? I will be a cover driver till I get put on a route..
     
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    depends on where you are, but probably plenty
     
  3. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Like the other guy said, depends on where you are. Here our cover drivers work almost everyday and if they don't have a run to cover they tell them they want their guaranteed 8 and they come in and do whatever in the hub.
     
  4. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    My terminal has about 32 bays and I will be going to other terminals to cover so not sure what that means as in workload..
     
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Are you freight or small package?
     
  6. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    Small Package Feeder I am not with the freight division..
     
  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Do you like truck stop food and donuts if so you will have no problems
     
  8. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Going to depend on your center/hub and if there's any rail yard runs assigned to your hub. The bottom-seniority feeders drivers in my building can expect 45-50 hours/week if they're not on layoff in the hub. They've been cutting yard hours recently, so if they're on a shifting run they'll be closer to their 8 hour guarantee. The senior guys that aren't running 4 10's and want the gravy typically round out their week with rail runs to get as close to 60 as they can.
     
  9. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Centers or Hubs
     
  10. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I only ask because I've never heard the term terminal used in the small package system
     
  11. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    I was with Fedex for 10 years we called it a terminal
     
  12. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    And you left why?
     
  13. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    I don't do that type of work I start my night at my Center or Hub not sure what the difference is.. I return to the same location after my shift in a day cab.. Why would I need to get used to truck stop food? Nothing was mentioned about rail yards...
     
  14. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    I got a fantastic deal on my route I was ground division and I sold..
     
  15. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    They didn't tell you that sometimes you have to engineer a train between states?
     
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Welcome to the good life and free medical/dental/vision. Enjoy!