Can a part time employee become a shifter?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Big Heavy Package Handler, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. So the guy that normally shifts our trailers on and off the bays is on vacation and we don’t have anyone that covers him. I was wondering if these are hours that I could cover? I have my CDL. My supervisor actually asked me if I wanted to hop in a tractor today, but I didn’t want to get in trouble since I’m not certified through the company.
  2. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    I would have hopped right in and shifted the :censored2: outta some trailers! If a sup asks you then you say you were working as directed.
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  3. StoptheAct1212

    StoptheAct1212 Active Member

    Gotta be certified... and yes you can do it...
  4. SanguiniusII

    SanguiniusII Member

    Take any opportunity you can to move on up.
  5. StoptheAct1212

    StoptheAct1212 Active Member

    Wrong answer bro.... :censored2: aint no joke out there. Most dangerous job in the building
  6. CoolStoryBro

    CoolStoryBro Active Member

    Some places have full time feeder drivers doing shifting. Some places have part time shifters. Some places have 22.3 combo shifters, etc... And there are probably places with some other sort of shifting situation.

    Where I'm at we use part time shifters. They attend a training course at a nearby facility. And they get paid utility driver wage. And once a shifter... Always a shifter. Highly coveted position. Where else can you make 32$ an hour working part time hours? Wage may be different in your local. it's different everywhere.
  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    You need to be qualified through feeders , if there is no shifter, the center manager needs to call the feeder dept to get one !!
    You start that , have an accident, your screwed!! Work as directed in building , not if some dumb arse Pt sup tells you to hop on a feeder !!!
  8. How do I get certified?
  9. I have almost 3 years of experience. I already have my CDL I just don’t have a UPS certification.
  10. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    They don’t care about your qualifications , I , would not drive a shifter or tractor until you are UPS qualified,, but , do what you want !!
  11. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    You are also holding back a qualified feeder driver from a possible new job , or ot, do the job here you were hired for, you do these people a favor , something goes wrong , they look the other way as they hang you out to dry !!!!
  12. I agree with that. I’m not doing anything till I am UPS qualified. Just wondering if it was possible because nobody else wants to do it. Our current shifter gets 6 weeks vacation and sometimes takes them all in a row.
  13. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Does that tell you anything?