Package delivery driver starting pay ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Cub, May 17, 2008.

  1. Cub

    Cub Guest

    Hello, I have a interview next week for a package delivery driver position, I currently work for FedEx. (Been there 2 yrs as a courier) What pay range can I expect to start out in for a new hire ? Thank you for your help....
     
  2. AznDiablo

    AznDiablo Senior Member

    UPS is hiring drivers off the streets right now? I work inside and it seems like they are sending the feeder drivers back into package and the cover drivers back into the hub. That's wrong if they are hiring people off the street
     
  3. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Start $16.10
    Seniority $17.25
    Twelve (12) months $18.45
    Twenty-four (24) months $20.75
    Thirty-six (36) months (current top rate) Top Rate
     
  4. Cub

    Cub Guest

    Thank you for your help!
     
  5. Hedley_Lamarr

    Hedley_Lamarr New Member

    Is that FedEx??
    I started with UPS as a casual back in October of 07 at $14.70. Made book, and am at $15.70...
     
  6. Hedley_Lamarr

    Hedley_Lamarr New Member

    What's wrong about it?? I got hired to be a driver off the street....
     
  7. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Thats the new contract. If he's hired straight off on an outside bid now he'll get less but only be in progression for 30 months.
     
  8. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    Nothing is wrong with getting hired off the street...His point is that it is slow right now. Drivers are being layed off many places, and new feeder drivers are being sent back to package.
     
  9. Hedley_Lamarr

    Hedley_Lamarr New Member

    Thankfully our center has been pretty busy, I've been working every day. Last week I had 55 hours. I've only been asked to go home a hand full of times since I started.
     
  10. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Start $14.70
    Seniority $15.75
    Twelve (12) months $16.80
    Twenty-four (24) months $18.90
    Thirty (30) months (current top rate)


    Here are the old contract #'s. EVeryone hired prior to Aug 1 2008 will fall into this progression I believe.
     
  11. Hedley_Lamarr

    Hedley_Lamarr New Member

    That seems right, I'm at 15.75 now. October I hit 16.80, just in time for the Christmas, excuse me (holiday) season overtime...
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What overtime?
     
  13. Hedley_Lamarr

    Hedley_Lamarr New Member

    I worked 55 hours last week, I was told the Christmas should be like that every week...
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was just messing with you. It's called sarcasm.

    My very first Christmas Eve (1989) I punched out at 1:00am Christmas morning and was not the last one to punch out. The past 2 peaks I have been punching out the same time that I punch out the rest of the year as I have an awesome helper.
     
  15. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    I'm sorry to hear that. I'd quit if I were making 16.80 for peak as a FD.
     
  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    That is correct. I was hired full-time this year. It would suck to get hired full-time after August 1 because after that everyone will have to wait 3 years to reach top rate. I was a qualified TCD before going full-tme so I'm at 85% of top rate now. I'll get the Aug. and Feb raises for the next two and a half ears then reach top rate. I think it will be like $29 and some change by then.
     
  17. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    I had an inside/inside bid that required DOT and etc. Can I keep the DOT card (expires in aug 08)? My new bid doesn't require it.
     
  18. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    You can keep it but once it expires UPS won't be obligated to renew it since you won't have any jobs that require driving.
     
  19. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    I want to renew it...I hope to go full-time driving next bid in '10. Want to keep a valid DOT card so I don't have to do it March '10
     
  20. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member


    Just go to the doctor and get a new one. UPS won't pay for it though. Doctors don't care if you drive or not they will give anyone a DOT physical.