Preload Start Time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Erectionist, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Erectionist

    Erectionist New Member

    Recently, the start time for preload at my hub has been changed to 12AM from 4AM. My question is, am I obligated to go in at 12AM? The reason why I'm asking is because I've been doing helpers along with preload and 16 hours of work is quite tiresome.
  2. Dolfinplayer

    Dolfinplayer New Member

    I thought max was 14 hours of work
  3. Erectionist

    Erectionist New Member

    Apparently not.
  4. Dolfinplayer

    Dolfinplayer New Member

    you cannot work more than 14 in a day, and no more than 60 a week. 10 hours down time in between shifts. Those are the 3 rules
  5. Erectionist

    Erectionist New Member

    I think everybody besides drivers can work more than 60 hours a week.
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  6. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    If your driving, but i don't think there is a limit if your not driving.
  7. Dolfinplayer

    Dolfinplayer New Member

    yes for driving. not sure what the limit is on loading cars
  8. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You are obligated to come in. You are a preloader first, helper second.
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  9. moldsporh

    moldsporh Active Member

    We get alot of drivers that come in and load for a few hours, prob why their start time is later. Maybe because ups doesn't want to pay them the extra OT since it's OT after 5 hours.

    Never really understood why at the time of the year that getting everything delivered, was more in the public eye than any other time of the year, yet we still cut as many corners as possible.

    I understand the business aspect of it, but if you start earlier, get the loads neat, more will fit, and more will get delivered in a more timely fashion.

    If UPS could gather all the boxes for the preload, put them in a large hopper suspended from the building, open the roof, then drop them down like a squadron of bombers ...they would do it and not even consider the mess to clean up.

    I've never known a company that spends more money trying to save money.
  10. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Is that why I worked 16.5hrs last Monday and ended the week with 63hrs?
  11. The 60 hour rule is for drivers only.
  12. Brownslave688

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

    He's not a driver so it's irrelevant.
  13. Brownslave688

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

    I thought the iq on this site couldn't go any lower after you joined.

    Boy was I wrong.
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  15. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Not enough cars for all this volume.
  16. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Active Member

    I think 12 am is considered a new day.
  17. Loadabrownie

    Loadabrownie New Member

    I dont think it applies to non drivers. I start at 12am and wrap up by 930 then jump from 1 to 7 pulled in 68 hours. Its tiring but in my opinion worth it
  18. Erectionist

    Erectionist New Member

    Only 1 person has answered my question...
  19. Brownslave688

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

    Because it was the right one. Your start time is midnight. End of story.
  20. How many answers do you want?