Ask a Feeder Driver, Feeder Driver FAQ

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

  1. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Did my first ever chain up in the Rockies late Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Wasn't as hard as advertised. I was very grateful to have a seasoned veteran Sleeper driver with me to show me how to do it.
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Do sleeper guys sleep naked ?
     
  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Wonder how the veteran driver slept
    when the guy behind the wheel is a rookie on chains in snow in the Rocky Mountains

    I’am going to take a guess and say not to good
     
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  4. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    He actually stayed up with me until we unchained. Then he slept like a rock all the way to Nevada.
     
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  5. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    What happens on Sleeper stays on Sleeper.
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Want to share a run next week?
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Sometimes they breakdown, and to survive they cuddle to share body heat...
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I heard its more effective if you are skin to skin.
     
  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    That's ok I'll freeze to death.
     
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  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Dead bodies can't say no.....
     
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  11. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Burn the packages for heat.
     
  12. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Sorry I'm on vacation next week.
     
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Even better. Should I put down the tarp before you head over?
     
  14. Feeder665

    Feeder665 Go big or go home!

    I’d love to try a sleeper run. Sadly, we don’t have any in our center.
     
  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Maybe indecision can be your co-driver?

    Kick it back.
     
  16. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Some people love it. Some hate it. Do a three day sleeper run, then do extra work all on OT. Do a second day of extra work all on Double time. $4000 a week.
     
  17. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    We don't have any 3 day sleeper runs, most are 4.5 - 5.5. I've heard a few drivers at SDFAS are in the $185k range because they can always pick up extra days.

    Even if we did have 3 day runs they wouldn't be able to work until coverage, super Q and Q list drivers got their days in. The only real chance they would have for extra work would be covering other sleeper runs as the B driver out of my hub.
     
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    If I was single I might try sleeper for a bid just to check out places like CACH and SDFAS, but other than that it has zero appeal for me. The only positive I can see is the money and I just don't need the money that bad.
     
  19. Hitman Con

    Hitman Con New Member

    Can any feeder driver here, help with an answer. There’s a package delivery position where I stay, that’s full time. However, one of the ups feeder driver that comes and picks up where I work, said that the building that’s hiring is small, and doesn’t have feeder positions, so wait until the bigger facility posts a position, so I won’t get stuck in the future. Should I wait? Or is there a way to bid on feeder positions at other buildings once I have enough seniority etc.
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Depends on where you are. Where I am feeder openings at the hub also get bid at the outlying centers, but it's not like that everywhere.