TP-60 and compensation.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gman042, May 25, 2012.

  1. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    When pulling a TP-60 what is the compensation rate for the added equipment. 10-50 cents per hour hooked up? Or is that the wage for all day?
     
  2. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    In my local you get an extra 10 cents an hour when hooked up to the TP60. Driver who pulls trailer to me makes an extra $1.00 a week for the approximately 10 hours pulling the TP60 to my satellite center and back. Wonder what he does with all that extra cash?
     
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Same where I'm at also. All that extra work and on Friday with the extra money you can buy a Labatts ice 24oz for .99c.
     
  4. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Not worth the hazard. It is hard enough to keep these trucks on the road in inclement weather let alone pulling a trailer. Initially UPS told our driver he would get 50 cents an hour. Backed out of that and pretty much forced him to pull it to the satellite.

    Just found out Alaska gets 20 cents.
     
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    That's means you could get a heineken then.
     
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    .25 an hour extra for the entire day is what we make here.
     
  7. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    In New England drivers get nothing extra for pulling a TP-60.

    We are not worthy.
     
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    .10 here. In case you're not sure how to enter it, it goes as follows. Other work. Center number. Code is add equip. Code c on the second page I think, put your time in from couple to uncouple, then the same for the recouple and uncouple at the hub. You'll get your additional money for all hours worked that day even when not pulling trailer.

    This is how we do it down here
     
  9. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Here it's .08/hr all day when you pull a tp-60
     
  10. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Why the variation in rates?
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Regional supplements.

    Our mall guy will sometimes haul a TP-60. He is a runner/gunner who more often than not works less than 8 hours so he doesn't even bother worrying about the extra pay.
     
  12. browntruckmechanic

    browntruckmechanic Well isn't that special ?????????

    For those pulling tp-60's. Dot requires that the pulling vehicle to have first line tires, ie no recaps as steer tires. If you have recaps on the pkg car, than the car is in violation of DOT.
     
  13. jcohen

    jcohen Ottawa Preloader

    Are recaps the same a retreaded tire?
     
  14. browntruckmechanic

    browntruckmechanic Well isn't that special ?????????

  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Good to know. To bad no one else knows this and is not enforced. Guess we'll wait till a minivan of nuns is wiped out until this becomes a hot topic.
     
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Does this mean no recaps on the front of the pkg car, or none at all?
     
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The allowance for coupling and uncoupling a pup trailer is fairly generous. The "official" method involves lining up the car, pacing off the distance between the hitch and the coupler on the trailer, and then pacing off an identical distance up by the door and placing a rock or a coin on the ground to mark the point that you need to back up to. Prior to the advent of rear-view monitors, I would simply back up until the coupler on the trailer hit the back of the car, and then pull forward about a foot to get the ball under the coupler. Every hitch car in our fleet had identical dents in the sheet metal above the bumper, so the "damage" was irrelevant. With a rear-view monitor, it takes no skill and very little time at all to get hooked up.
     
  18. Thank you! I pull a 60 on Mondays and I have recaps all the way around, I've never liked them. Going to pull around for some new tires tomorrow am ;)
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or you could save time and write the TP-60 up and the shop will take care of it for you.
     
  20. jcohen

    jcohen Ottawa Preloader

    Thanks for the clarification what a recap is.