Satellite driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by thebrownbomber, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Where is the contract does it talk about satellite drivers?

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  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    It doesn't really , what do you want to know
  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Fill us in on what exactly that is?
  4. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    A satellite route is one that is loaded in a small trailer and hauled behind a PC to a town where the other PC and waiting drive are! He then unloads the trailer into his truck does the route then brings pickups back trailer and first driver hooks up to trailer and heads back! Ups way to save miles
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  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Is it always in a little trailer or are there remote facilities too?

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  6. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Nope just a trailer they drop! Ups pays rent to leave the PC parked on someone's lot over night
  7. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    I believe some satellite centers in the St. Louis area are in small buildings. Maybe someone out of Earth City or Jeff Ave will wonder in and clarify.
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Before the 1997 strike, we had a satellite center about 50 miles north. The hub (Hbg) would sort their work and a feeder ran it up. After the strike, we started hauling 5 or 6 TP-60's up to different spots to meet the drivers.
  9. Allen Fair

    Allen Fair New Member

    We are a small center and have 5 satellite routes. I love them get to sleep in a little bit and get paid mileage to drive to the truck
  10. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Yes they will pay cover drivers to and from miles in personal vehicles or run the route out if the center for the week
  11. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    They are just bid routes no center no buildings just a truck sitting in a parking lot waiting for another drive to bring them their work for the day
  12. Theking30

    Theking30 SHORTY

    Your local should have an agreement. Just ask for a copy. Satellite routes have some good points and a lot of bad ones. If you are interesting in biding one be sure to talk to some one who has had one. You typically start 1 to 2 hours later which means 11 hour day is after 9 pm. Your pretty much on an island. No help, and you get screwed because your not there in the morning whining about your dispatch so everything gets shoveled your way.
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How long does it take to load/unload? Where do you turn in paperwork, COD, etc? How about truck maintenance?
  14. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Takes about an hour to load your PC ! You send paper work back with first driver that brought the trailer to you.. This same topic is listed under union discussion with some good replies go read them to learn more