Curious question. I've been told at my hub the wait for a driver position is 7-10 years. First off, how accurate is that? Usually dead-on or less time? The main inquiry: I was just hired, and told the starting wage was $8.50. If you take the position test you are bumped up to $9.50 right off if you pass. 90 days later, you get the dollar raise putting you at $10.50. From what I was told, we are in year 3 out of 5 of the union contract stating a yearly raise of $1.00. Assuming this continues, within 5 years you would be making $15.50, correct? If this stays the same ($1.00 annually), and it took 10 years to get a driver position, would you really be making $20.50 as a package handler? If so, would that go down as a first year driver? I am assuming there is some type of cap on it, but just a hypothetical.