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

  1. AlphaCureMom

    AlphaCureMom New Member

    Thanks
     
  2. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

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    JB Hunt Amazon contract driver being safe........not!
     
  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Just airing it out...
     
  4. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Maybe it’s full of airs?
     
  5. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member


    I still don't understand why mileage jobs exist. Best I can figure, it might save the Company

    30 min.? You could do the same thing if you allowed hourly to only take 30 min. meals. My 40 year

    experience has been the Company does pretty much whatever they want eventually. Up to

    and including layoff's or just cutting runs and have them reappear somewhere else or under

    a different job number. My feeling about how much job opportunities and especially feeder

    runs is pretty shocking compared to the last 15 years when we might get 1 to 2 new

    seniority drivers who had been waiting years. I make way more now than I ever have and

    we have 25 new positions posted. These are good times to be at UPS. And if you are willing,

    you can add $50k a year to that $130k with a sleeper run. Think about that...In my building,

    a $180k sleeper run goes begging to as little as 10 years seniority. I bitch a lot, but

    find it difficult to say much right now.
     
  6. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member


    I didn't have to either. Makes sense as we did for pkg also. Why do it again?
     
  7. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I won't pull a trailer with the wheels all the way back like that.
     
  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I used to pull them like that, but I was just cognizant when making turns. You do see that the guy is driving down the road with his doors open, right? I was putting gas in my pickup and I couldn't get a better pic of him.
     
  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Do I see the doors open? Yes, but how the hell do I know he's driving down the road? I thought he was just parked there.
    You can't get past a weigh station here with the wheels like that on a single screw tractor.
     
  10. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

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    I only posted the 1st pic cause it showed his doors clearly. Here he is making a right at an intersection.
     
  11. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    He’s got a twin screw. I agree though, I never drive it with the tandems all the way back, twin screw or no.
     
  12. Knothead

    Knothead Yep.

    20200324_174025.jpg Seen on an Amazon trailer at an Amazon facility.
     
  13. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    You talking about the tires? Someone rubbed a curb, big deal. Flat spot on outer rear. Tread depth is a little low but I’ve moved way worse. That baby is good for another 2,000 miles at least. Yessir.
     
  14. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    It's holding air, run it.
     
  15. averageguy14

    averageguy14 Member

    Anywhere else start cutting runs due to this pandemic? Newpa cut a good amount already. I also heard Carlisle shut down. Anyone else hear anything or is that just a rumor?
     
  16. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    They cut our two mall runs this week, anyone could see that coming. If the bottom drops out next week I'm sure they'll put a few more on the chopping block.
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Business as usual.
     
  18. jaryria

    jaryria New Member

    Local 804 sending 30 plus back to package.
     
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  19. Sweeper

    Sweeper Where’s the broom?

    They cut 10% here
     
  20. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    Out of how many?