what position is this .. metro area

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by pkg handler, May 24, 2008.

  1. pkg handler

    pkg handler New Member

    well there were some people i know who ( This is in a metro area ) where they walk around in the center city part of town and deliever pkgs on foot with handcarts ..? is this a driver helper ..? or what ..
  2. OldUPSDriver

    OldUPSDriver New Member

    Air Walker?
  3. pkg handler

    pkg handler New Member

    serious ...? i dont even think they hav licenses so they dont drive a truck .. its weird i never seen or heard of it before until i actaully seen them in the city area carrying these pkgs on foot they were 18-19 yrs old
  4. OldUPSDriver

    OldUPSDriver New Member

    I have heard of them in San Francisco in the financial district. Maybe a NorCal person could chime in.
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Air Walkers are used in big cities to help deliver skyscraper type routes. Part Time job in the morning, they meet the Package Driver at the delivery dock. I don't know if they are used to make Pick Ups in the afternoon.
  6. pkg handler

    pkg handler New Member

    yes this is a big east coast city and they do typical work in sckscraper type areas .. but neither of these ppl drive so im assuming that they meet with the driver
  7. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    I know they have them in Manhattan.It's quicker to walk the stuff around then to try and drive the truck to the stop.Yes,they are part time.They help us meet the NDA time commitments.
  8. BrownSuit

    BrownSuit Active Member

    From what I've heard it's the same thing, driver drops off the trailer or a load and somebody, or in some cases, multiple somebodies go through the building delivering it. That way you don't have a vehicle at a loading dock or trying to stop in a busy metro area.

    My understanding is that we have two UPSers covering just the Empire State Building. Somebody from NYC, Chicago, or a similar city would be able to speak to it better than I.

    Not sure what the job title is though.
  9. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    They are call air walkers they help with air in the AM and do PM air picks mostly drop boxes. All are part time. It is just you and your handcart no driving at all.
  10. pkg handler

    pkg handler New Member

    same hourly pay as other part time jobs ( unload , loading ...)
  11. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    They get part-time air driver pay.