What to expect..

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Trucking, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    I am being hired on as a Tractor Trailer driver fulltime.. I go in for my road test and drug screen on Monday.. I was told I am full time but there may be times where I only drive 1 day a week.. I was told this is not seasonal but year round.. Just wondering what to expect??
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Package or freight?
     
  3. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    Package
     
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Expect to work every day some times of the year and maybe only 1 or 2 days a week other times of the year.
     
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  5. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    How long before I am working everyday and not the 1-2 days a week? How is this full time..? I heard I will be at $36 within 4 years..
     
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You will be an extra board driver. You will work when there is work available. When there are enough people hired after you, you will work every day and they will be working 1-2 days a week.
     
  7. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    Great!! I was just reading and seeing some waiting years and years just to start driving... Is that a different area?
     
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you are being interviewed for driving, there are no dock positions in package. You will either be driving or laid off. At some buildings, low seniority guys do all the shifting, at others, it is a high seniority job.

    The last time I covered a feeder run, I spoke to a guy that has 2 years seniority and is in feeders. He shifts and occasionally runs to the rail yard, sometimes runs to nearby buildings and very, very rarely covers another job for a week.

    Really depends on where you applied.
     
  9. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    I will be doing Vacations, on call, and depends on Volume..
     
  10. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    Feeders have air.
     
  11. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    They also said if I need the hours I can do some dock work..
     
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Did you apply for UPS or UPS Freight??
     
  13. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

  14. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    Sounds more like freight.
     
  15. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    Where?/
     
  16. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    Wisconsin.. Not Freight they already said it was not..
     
  17. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Welcome to wisconsin. I think its supposed to snow next week
     
  18. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Our feeder department wants to hire at least 15 people permanent, if they get it approved.
     
  19. Trucking

    Trucking New Member

    Are you in Wisconsin?
     
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    No

    How many did/are they hiring with or after you?