Package car drivers in there sixties?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by onehandsolo, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. onehandsolo

    onehandsolo Active Member

    Hey I am a 46 year old package car driver. I would like to retire around 62. The oldest driver in our center is 60 years old. Hope my body can hold up.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I will be 58 when I become eligible to retire.
     
  3. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

    I plan on retiring by 45, couldnt imagine going till 60
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have to be at least 55 with a minimum of 30 years of service to receive a full pension. Anything less than that and our reduced pension will start when we turn 65.
     
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    It's posts like these that make me glad I'm working as much as I can now to maximize my earning abilty while I still can so I don't have to stay here past 55.
     
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Don't worry you get smarter and better with age. I'd go to feeders though.
     
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Get a retirement route like mine and you can work until you're 70.
     
  8. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Not in our center. We haven't had one in about five years. I don't see anyone driving past 60, unless they started full time after 40 or so. We're all dealing with this new monster(UPS) which no one is familiar with.
     
  9. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Package car drivers in THEIR sixty's do like red socks.
     
  11. kevingcp

    kevingcp New Member

    We have a guy who's been here for over 40 years. I think he's in his early seventies.
    We asked him why he won't retire and he said, "Because then I'd have to deal with my wife every day."
     
  12. Brownslave688

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

    We have a few in their 60's. if u get the right route it's not bad. Also depends a lot on what kind of shape u keep your body in.
     
  13. thatsmypackage

    thatsmypackage New Member

    From what I'm seeing, the old timers (drivers) stick around forever... doesn't matter how crippled they are, they manage to have a nice easy work day, everyday... otherwise they wouldn't stay so long.
     
  14. onehandsolo

    onehandsolo Active Member

    I work with a personal trainer one day a week. She has help me to improve my balance and strength. I run 2 to 3 miles 3 times a week. Hopefully I will be able to work another 16 years. It helps to have 6 weeks vacation as well.
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy


    I will let you in on a little secret-----it only looks easy because they know how to do it right. The same route being ran by a runner/gunner would be a cluster ----.
     
  16. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    I left at 55 after 25.. I did not want to be a cripple when I retired. Wanted to enjoy life while still in somewhat good shape..Leave as soon as you are eligible and if you have to......get a less stressfull, physical Job to get by..You can't buy time..:peaceful::peaceful:
     
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I did just that after only 17 years. It's called "Feeders".
     
  18. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    No way someone can do this job in their sixties..........

    .....oh, wait, perhaps they can
     
  19. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    You keep running all them miles HANSOLO youll last 8 years instead of 16. You better protect them knees son. Im not dogging you trying to stay in shape but commonsense would tell me if im beating the hell out of my knees everyday at work why the hell would I beat the hell out of my knees outside of work. Outside running aint paying your bills UPS is. You want to run all them miles I got a better one for ya and will get plenty of exercise doing it. Its called a stationary bike. Live it, learn it, love it. Just saying dude in my opinion its idiotic to beat the hell out of your knees on top of doing this crazy job everyday. This job is a marathon you aint going to win that race in 1 day. Take care of your body and use commonsense.
     
  20. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Question for me is not if I could do it, its if I will do it into my sixties. I dont smell it !!!