Seasonal Feeder Driver Qualifications??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Drake L., Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    Been driving for about 3 months at averitt. How many years of experience do they want? And what endorsements? Having my cdl already wouldn't that help me with a permanent job there? At Averitt we drive automatics, i learned how to drive a stick at Trucking school but thats about it for a stick. What do you guys think about my limited stick driving skills??
     
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

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  3. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I think you need at least a year experience. And you need to be able to drive a stick without looking like an idiot
     
  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Size 48 waist?
     
  5. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    How do you get a full time feeder position by working seasonal feeder. Is it difficult. What can you do to show them you are worthy of a full time position?
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Show up on time with an enthusiastic "can do" attitude. NEVER say "no" if they call to ask you to come to work on short notice. Bust your butt while you are here---let your performance do the talking for you.

    Good luck.
     
  7. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    Can seasonal feeder drivers be called in to work besides just winter?
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Depends upon staffing and volume.
     
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Upstate is not a feeder driver.
    You may want to be cautious about his advice on feeder drivers.
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...which is why I did not give specific answers....

    Perhaps you could help him out.
     
  11. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    @Drake L. :
    • When there are seasonal feeder jobs posted in your area, they will list the desired experience requirements. But it's a pretty safe bet it will be at least 1 year. If you are a 'road' driver, I suggest you keep track of how many miles you have driven (for the application).
    • Most likely you will need the doubles/triples endorsement.
    • There has to be a need for a permanent job, year-round, for an opening. And then there is a hiring ratio that the union contract has in place that means most likely current employees will fill those feeder jobs. They get a chance to get their CDL and get the job before you. But it can, and does happen that outside people get hired.
    • I can pretty much guarantee you would be road-tested in a stick shift tractor. I recommend you take every opportunity you can get to drive one.
     
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  12. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    I live in Arkansas and there ups terminal is a good size and my uncle been there for 40 years, I just want to understand what I need to know and do to get into feeder, I don't mind seasonal but some people say they work seasonal for years to get the chance to get full time feeder. What y'all think
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that if your uncle has worked there for 40 years that he would have a much better idea than any of us (especially me) on here.
     
  14. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....


    How could you possibly "bust your butt" as a feeder driver?
     
  15. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    What makes you say that??
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Walk in to Dunkin' Donuts rather than use the drive-thru.
     
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  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    None of us work at that center and therefore we have no idea what is going on there.
     
  18. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Get an inside or pkg job and you'll understand.
     
  19. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....


    That has never stopped you from giving counsel before.
     
  20. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    You have to be able to down a pint of Ben & Jerry's in the amount of time it takes Joey Chestnut to put away 25 hotdogs.

    Not that I'm jealous of feeder drivers or anything.