What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a weekl

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

  1. FutureFeederDriver

    FutureFeederDriver New Member

    What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a weekly basis?
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    HARPA to CHEMA. Just pulled one in.

    But that doesn't answer your question, sorry...
     
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    40 to 60 roughly .
     
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    The 60 minute kind. Lots of them.
     
  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    Plenty!!!

    When I am walking in at 8:00am, one of our feeder drivers is getting in his car to go home and then when I am leaving at 7:00pm he is walking back in. That's a 12 hour day for him.
     
  6. FutureFeederDriver

    FutureFeederDriver New Member

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    So, not to be too sarcastic, but cachsux says the 60 minute kind and Cementups says 12 hours. Is it likely to get over 40 a week or will it be hit or miss with 40 to 60 one week and an hour or two the next week? Not that I have a problem with that, been there down both. Just trying to gauge whether or not I can survive. Also, is i mostly driving or a combination of driving and dock? Thanks for the responses.
     
  7. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    You would never work just 1 or 2 hours.

    Cach was making a joke, seeing as you asked what kind of hours can you expect to work, so he said the 60 minute hours (or Full hours) it was an attempt at humor that CLEARLY failed on you.
     
  8. FutureFeederDriver

    FutureFeederDriver New Member

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    Thanks superballs63. I got it. I'm just a little nervous about getting enough hours to pay the bills thats all. So, if I were fortunate enough to get hired and work over 40 hours a week, when does OT kick in? Is it after 8 on a work day or after 40 hours for the week? By the way, do you guys run paper or electronic logs?
     
  9. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    O/T kicks in after 8. Are you already working for UPS, or hoping to be hired into feeders?
     
  10. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    We run electronic logs. If you are getting hired on as a casual you may not work 5 days a week, in my area we only have casuals in feeders during peak season. They are not guaranteed 5 days of work a week. OT is after 8 though. I believe Harrisburg casuals work a little differently.
     
  11. FutureFeederDriver

    FutureFeederDriver New Member

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    Thanks to both of you. I do not currently work for UPS. I actually got a call from HR to interview for a casual feeder position. I have been pulling doubles for about 5 years with all endorsements. I have only worked for non-unionized companies in the past and would like to start working for a unionized company now.
     
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w


    I'm actually a package car driver in Harrisburg but I know plenty of Feeder guys and even the newer, younger drivers work plenty of hours, i.e. more than 40/week. While I'm not sure what the casual schedule looks like I know our regulars seem to have plenty of work to do.
     
  13. Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    What's a "casual" Feeder driver? Don't believe we have them here in Texas......
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    ...a "casual" Feeder driver is one who, when given a "hot" load, does not change his routine one bit...


    Seriously, a "casual" is a driver, whether Feeder or Package, who does not have their own bid route and are not guaranteed 8 hours work every day. They work as needed to cover call-ins, days off and vacations. For example, I am off this week and one of our casuals will be covering my route.
     
  15. Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    I guess we call them "cover driver's" or they are on the "coverage board" but around here(Texas), you punch in, you are guaranteed 8 hours(Feeder, Package). Package calls them unassigned....Feeder-coverage board. This process goes by seniority.
     
  16. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    ask someone in pa . WHAT DID YOU DO BEFOR THE COMPUTER?
     
  17. Zeptar

    Zeptar Safety Compliance Sup

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    Harrisburg is only hiring casual drivers at this time. Feeders' plan is to hire 15 casuals by July.
    I don't understand how feeders can hire casuals when there are inside employees interested in driving; some of which have cdls.
     
  18. lazydriver

    lazydriver Member

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    Are casuals union members? In our local we only have qualified feeder drivers. Those without a bid run, but you are guarnteed 40hrs and are union members.
     
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    ^no
     
  20. Zeptar

    Zeptar Safety Compliance Sup

    Re: What kind of hours can someone expect as a feeder driver in Harrisburg, PA on a w

    Harrisburg requires casual drivers to join the union.