Becoming Feeder driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jason Weems, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. JayW

    JayW New Member

    Good Day,
    I am currently a package driver and interested in becoming a feeder driver. I believe I will be on call in the beginning. Will I still get 40 hours a week or no?
    Also because of seniority it seems it may be a “long line “ for me to be called for a feeder position. Does it make more sense for me to leave UPS, get experience behind the wheel elsewhere and interview for UPS “off the street”? Thanks
     
  2. You definitely don't want to quit.
     
  3. JayW

    JayW New Member

    Would they not hire me back even with a good record?
     
  4. They usually don't hire feeders off of the street. Plus you would like all if your seniority,pay progression and benefits. Just put your time in like everyone else.
     
  5. JayW

    JayW New Member

    Thanks. I asked because they actually hire a lot of feeder drivers off the street.
    What you said makes sense.
    What about the on call status. Is it that you will do 40 hours but at various times of the day or when your on call are you not guaranteed 40 hours?
     
  6. That question, no one can answer.
     
  7. JayW

    JayW New Member

    I meant to say where I am at they seem to hire a lot of off the street drivers.
    Are you a feeder driver?
    Can you give me three cons to being a feeder driver or a new feeder driver?
    Just want to see if I those cons would be a problem for me....
    Thanks
     
  8. No I'm not in feeders because I don't wanna be.
    I'm sure @Big Arrow Down...D @Indecisi0n @Johney @over9five could give you a better answer.


    @Coldworld
     
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  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    You posted this in the UPS Freight section,are you talking package feeders or Freight? There is a huge difference.
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    1. Weird hours. Can you drive safely thru the night? How you gonna be feeling at 4am?

    2. Weird hours. When you start, you could start at 4pm one week, and 4am the next week.

    3. Weird hours. How's the wife gonna deal with this? Can she handle you getting home at 6am Saturday morning, and having to sleep most of the day?
     
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Wimp. Sleep is overated.
     
  12. JayW

    JayW New Member

    I am interested in the feeder driver position-tractor trailer. I am currently a package handler box truck driver.
     
  13. At UPS freight?
     
  14. JayW

    JayW New Member

    As I want to move over to UPS Freight unless freight is OTR.
    I would consider OTR but was asking about the UPS day routes.....I guess they would be 8 hour routes.
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Only cons people come up with for feeders is working nights. I say boo hoo. I can list 5 pages of cons for package and maybe two for feeders. It's a no brainier.
     
  17. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    brainer

    Kick it back.
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I know. My phone did that and I am so lazy I refused to go back and edit it. I truly am a feeder at heart.
     
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  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it. Staff Member

    Moved to Discussions.
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Move approved.