Switching To Feeder Driver Question...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by novadriver, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    My dad is telling me I should get a CDL, and let UPS train me as a feeder driver but I'm wondering, if you switch to feeder driver do you lose your current pay and start at bottom again or do you keep your same pay from PC? I know you lose your seniority but what about pay?

    I like being a PC driver because it keeps me moving, and in shape but maybe after 10yrs I'll bounce over to feeder driver.
     
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  2. Brownslave688

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

    You've worked here how long?
     
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  3. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    2 months bruh... you mad??
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You keep your pay until progression is more than what you are being paid.
     
  5. Brownslave688

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

    No thought you'd been around here longer. Was just trying to figure out how you could be so clueless
     
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  6. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    You just have to be willing to drive at night. You make more an hour doing feeder work anyway.
     
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If only there were a thread where members could ask a feeder a question and get an accurate answer. I bet that a person could get almost all their feeder questions answered there.

    If there were such a thread.
     
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  8. Brownslave688

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

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  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Reading my response in the voice of Morgan Freeman has me LOLing.

    Awesome.
     
  10. I've never laughed out louding.
     
  11. Gear

    Gear Parts on Order

    Feeder driver is the way to go, those guys have smiles on their faces.
     
  12. moldsporh

    moldsporh Active Member

    Well, at least if you qualify you would be out of delivery for peak and alot of the summer. Only problem is feeder had some big time seniority....you may not get a bid route for at least 12 to 18 years depending on your bldg....likely closer to 18
     
  13. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Yeah I am mad , it took me 12 years just to get to the top of the list and I still haven't got ask yet
     
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  14. brown67

    brown67 Active Member

    We don't lose our seniority in Colorado. Free CDL is always nice too.
     
  15. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Being out of package during peak is no guarantee..our center manager has found a way to keep our bottom seniority cover feeder driver in package the last two peak seasons.
     
  16. moldsporh

    moldsporh Active Member

    You don't have non-production feeder training there? I've always heard it's 2 weeks, 1st week unpaid, 2nd week paid....so it costs you a paycheck but you don't get your CDL until after that 1st week is over, if you pass that 1st week, and your CDL test.
     
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  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    what's your waist size?
     
  18. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    33-34
     
  19. brown67

    brown67 Active Member

    Correct, 2 weeks training. One week production. One week unpaid. I used a vacation week to cover the pay. Still a great deal if you want a CDL. I'm in a center in Northern Colorado with four feeder drivers, and was in the top %25 in packages to # 1 in Feeders. Great move for me. Pick any run I want, vacation, days off.
     
  20. brown67

    brown67 Active Member

    I tested for the driving part of my CDL after my 2nd week of training. Driving test has to be done by a third party in Colorado. Written is passed off before driving school at DMV when you get your permit.