PreLoader description

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NiceLoader, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. NiceLoader

    NiceLoader New Member

    What is preloading about? I have my orientation tomorrow, i thought they we're puttin me on the 3a.m shift but apparently they have an opening for the 6p.m-9p.m shift. Just will like to know what should I expect. Thanks
     
  2. NiceLoader

    NiceLoader New Member

    I thought i was goint to be loading the truck but i believe they do that early in the morning, now idk what i will be doing at 6pm.
     
  3. Number24

    Number24 #24

    6 PM shifts usually load 53 ft. Feeder Trailers.
     
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    What shift loads the 28 footers?
     
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    6PM would be the twilight sort in my building. Start times vary through the year due to volume fluctuations. Right now we are starting at 17:30 and 17:15. Much better job then preload but you will be lucky to get your 3 1/2 hour guarantee. Your building may be different.
     
  6. NiceLoader

    NiceLoader New Member

    Now i see why they pay a dollar less than preload lols. And it sucks about the hours situation smdh i really wanted the 3a.m shift smh
     
  7. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Sounds like a twilight or local sort. You will most likely either be unloading package cars, CPU trailers or loading trailers that need to go out that night.
     
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    It won't be dinner with the family, that's for sure.
     
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  9. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    6pm (~4pm-9:30pm daily in my area, getting maybe 15 minutes shorter per day and starting at 4 again on Monday) is the Twilight/Local sort, not the Preload.

    There are a few main jobs on that shift:

    Loader - Loads the feeder trailers (53/28ft trailers)
    Unloader - Unloads trailers/Package Cars that come back after their day is done
    Sorter (Skilled Position) - sends the packages to where the need to go after unloaded
    Small Sort Bagger - Bags small packages and envelopes under 10lbs
    Small Sort Sorter (Skilled Position in some centers) - Sorts those smalls and under 10s to the bagger

    Skilled Positions start at $11/hr instead of $10/hr but you won't be doing any of those right away as you need to do some memorizing first. Small sorts is a "preferred" spot based on seniority in most hubs, not all (everyone in smalls at my hub was hired into it), and unloader is probably the most physical job but requires the least thought of all after bagging smalls.

    99% chance you'll be hired as a loader, which is the worst job available, at least most would agree.
     
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  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My buildings preload stopped paying the extra dollar years ago.
     
  11. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Walk in, raise hell for 3-5hrs and then go home, repeat.
     
  12. Number24

    Number24 #24

    The pup's? Morning AM shift unloads them.
     
  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    What time do they unload the drop bottoms?
     
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Twenty years ago.
     
  15. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Some buildings LOAD them all hours of the day :p
     
  16. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    My local twi starts at 7pm except 6:30 p on Mondays .
    Building is usually empty by 10p .
     
  17. UPS Preloader

    UPS Preloader Active Member

    Is this in your supplement? According to the National, preloaders and sorters start at the higher rate.
     
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Must be a Local agreement as we use the PAL system and preloaders are no longer a skilled job. With all the misloads everyday they may be right.
     
  19. Das Boots

    Das Boots New Member

    At my location, pre-load makes a dollar more and my supervisors say it is a "skilled" position, unlike those unload slackers.
    Wonder what they consider belt splitters...
     
  20. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Some locals with weak unions allowed UPS to take away the $1 per hour for preloaders agreeing that it is not a skilled position anymore with the implementation of PAS.

    While it is still in the Master, preloaders and sorters getting the extra $1, local supplements, riders and addendums usually override the Master.