1. W

    RPCD qualified for feeder work trying to get into feeder department full time

    I am a full-time package driver that qualified for feeders in July 2022. I am out of DENCO/local 455. I, along with 7 others, are listed as cover/back-up drivers qualified for feeder work and go back and forth between packages and feeders. I have been trying tirelessly to get into the department...
  2. F

    Feeders peak season MRA

    Was shown an email a supe in feeders recieved from corporate that the peak season pay for seasonal employees and those not at full progression will be $32/hr this year. Probably stands to be the same for package as well but idk.
  3. 104Feeder

    Members Sold Out by TU

    Subcontracting. Every Feeder Driver hates this more than anything. Every Package Driver waiting to go to Feeders should be even more pissed because subcontracting keeps you in that non-air conditioned Package car. 150 bundled grievances regarding subcontracted LOCAL work were denied, DENIED...
  4. R

    Out of Service for Accident

    I'm in Feeders and I was traveling on an exit ramp about 20mph when I suddenly fell asleep and the truck rolled into a ditch and collided with some trees and bushes. The truck isn't totaled just a few dents. The cop on scene gave me a Careless Driving Tickets (2 Points) and I was taken to get...
  5. M

    Feeder School

    Afternoon, If I can get some honest answers, I would appreciate it. Going to be starting feeder school soon, and wondering how difficult it is. Coming to school with 25years as a driver and a little nervous about training. Not so much the driving as I am about the pre-trip stuff...
  6. K

    IS 48 too old to start @ UPS?

    I'm healthy, active, and would want to work until 67. I'm in the interview process now, and keeping an eye on the strike. Any comments?
  7. Ya Dad

    Pay drop when moving from one FT position to another

    Can you find any language in the National Master that says if you made progression as a Bid Air Driver (part-time), move on to Combo Inside/Inside and get red-circled on your top air rate, then within 2 years go into Feeders, your pay drops down to starting Feeder rate? If so, guess that's on...
  8. Tired Driver

    Medically Benched

    On a Worker’s Comp injury, after the FCE, designated as medium work, 20 lbs to 50 lbs max and up to 8 hours a day. Not ready to retire yet. Want UPS to create a job for me as per contract. Has anyone heard or have had this happen to them? I am an old yard dog and not ready to be porched.
  9. B

    Loading feeders

    Hey everybody, Could I get some advice on keeping my PPH up? I load feeders and periodically the sups will send someone (usually me) on the belt to unload package cars. Trying to figure out a way to keep my PPH from dropping when they send me over. I feel like I'm working at the same pace as...
  10. R

    Feeder Newbie

    Recently I’ve had the opportunity to go feeder and question is what are the Scheduled weekdays like? Are the M-friend? T-S? I know it’s on-call to start but I just want to get a clear picture on what my workdays would be? Thanks in advance !
  11. T

    Trying to get into Feeders

    So I put my name on the feeder bid sheet towards the end of last year... They call me to get the process started, visited the hr guy to sign paperwork get my drug test paperwork and complete my application, and background check told me everything I had to get done before the training class in...
  12. Big Babooba

    Recently turned 60

    I turned 60 in December and on March 7th I will celebrate 39 years with this great company. Thanks to my recent divorce, I am looking forward to another 39 years of package fun. My question is - Should I go into feeders and ride it out or should I skip all the formalities and shoot myself now?
  13. PhatPattheRiverRat

    Question about friend/T Driving Position

    Before you start in on me: meant to write friend/T driver position on subject, not sure why I blanked out and wrote cover. Hey again all. So I have only been a local sort goon for all of 1.5 months at this point. Haven't signed any bid sheets yet because my buddy, a longtime driver said I need to...
  14. TakeABreakDriver8

    Feeder -vs- Package

    I signed a bid sheet and have been called about going to feeders from package. Can you amazing people, especially those who have behind-the-scenes experience, help me weigh out the pros and cons? A bit about me, specifics to consider: Driver for 4 years, never drove a semi-sized vehicle before...
  15. P

    Seniority rules when a Local joins another Local?

    What are the seniority rules when one union local joins another? Ive heard dovetail for seniority, but both locals have a different progresion time for becoming full time. Example one local has a 10+ years to become full time and the other is a few years less. Anyone has info on this?
  16. Cyclops

    Study materials for Feeders (on topic)

    Are there any online studying materials to prepair for feeder driver training? I live a good way away from work and I work at night. If not, I’ll have to just go up to HR during the day. Just thought I’d check here.
  17. Brown Now


    I’ve seen new T-dollies being put into service this week. I’ve had trouble with them in the past when they first came out, mainly a sway sensation from the rear trailer, but whatever they did, it’s gone now. Had a fellow Feeder driver on the phone when I passed next to him,said the trailers...
  18. PeasAndCarrots

    Exactly how does a strike work?

    With the new contract coming up and UPS showing out with the 70 hour work weeks and hiring SPVD’s, I feel like a strike might actually happen. I’m just not sure exactly what that entails for us as union members and I have a couple of questions if someone could answer. 1) Is the strike fund...
  19. N

    Was asked if it would be ok to be on call Sunday

    To help deliver "Christmas presents" Lol.
  20. U

    Feeder Classification for Seniority

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