Ask a Feeder Driver, Feeder Driver FAQ

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 104Feeder, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Awwwwww. That was precious.
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's not the first time I been called precious.
  3. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Going on three hours and I’ll I’ve done was move three trailers.
  4. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Settle down.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Lol, those days are gone!
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Don't listen to him brostalss, he's just a bitter old man...
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  7. King Of The Mountain

    King Of The Mountain down in a holler

    if you said fat and balding you nailed 95% of the feeder department
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Then if you add in old you have 99.9%.
  9. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Four and a half hours to grab an empty from another Hub. Woohoo! Better than package.
  10. Spooky88

    Spooky88 New Member

    Dang... And all I do is snowtrucking...

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  11. Spooky88

    Spooky88 New Member

    Ohhhh... And kill deer with my tractor.. 150+ in 10 years on this run and counting woohoo....
  12. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Haha. I don’t make $150K. Closer to 130K. I don’t go out of my to work extra. But if it’s there, I’ll take it. But only if it’s after my run. I don’t sign up to work on my days off. The day after Thanksgiving is my only exception.
  13. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Thankfully, we don’t have 4X10 jobs. But you’re right, it also amazes me how different the rules are in different areas.

    Like the guy below said, they are working a 70/8 schedule. We have never worked anything other than a 60/7 schedule. But we also have 500 seniority feeder drivers. So there is no reason to work us 70 hours.

    It’s actually the opposite here. Because they are desperate to keep their contractors, they often get our loads, while we carry empties. I had actually had a day last week on my mileage run where I left with an empty, and came back with another empty.

    They basically paid me $500 to waste their fuel. SMH, but if you’re paying a contractor, you gotta pay me.
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  14. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    It actually makes my stomach turn when I see those package cars jam packed. No thanks.
  15. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Should have brought the same empty back.
  16. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I have done that.
  17. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    We have been instructed not to do that...if we're gonna be empty both ways we at least have to switch at the meet point or hub. :) I guess the dispatchers think it will be harder to notice.
  18. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I asked the same thing, but UPS being UPS, they told me they get their ass chewed out if the same trailer that goes out comes right back in. Because I’ve worked here so long, I understand, of course.
  19. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    It’s the usual UPS numbers game. Trading a nickel for five pennies and looking smug at all you accomplished.
  20. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Never heard a word about it. To add we had two runs where one guy at the end of his run had to run an empty from our building to a building close to the rail yard and bobtail back. Then another guy who ran a load to that same building was told to bring an empty back to our building.....which one do you think went back? Yup. Never heard a word.