Feeder Bids...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rgt85, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Rgt85

    Rgt85 New Member

    What's the difference in annual feeder bids and the weekly bids? I just started a few weeks ago and I just don't quite understand all of this. I'm not at the bottom of the list, but I got the choice of 3 really crappy routes (which needless to say I chose the least crappiest). Someone told me that the route they gave me was our 'annual' bid, which was different from the weekly bids. I'm ignorant to all of this stuff. Someone please explain.
    Also, in the next couple of weeks we will be adding more feeder drivers. How long before I will be able to bid again to get out of these bad runs?
  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Is there such a thing in feeders? All I ever hear is the worst day in feeders is still better than the best day in package.
  3. Highwayman

    Highwayman Member

    You will get a chance to bid on other routes when new runs are posted. The weekly bids are for the cover drivers(vacations etc.). You started a few weeks ago and you have a crappy bid? Patience, patience, patience.
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  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Drivers with 30 years often have crappy bids. Some feeder drivers will be in that seat until they die.
  5. jaker

    jaker trolling

    That's my plan , I will die sleeping in the truck
  6. Kevin211

    Kevin211 Member

    Weekly bids are bids posted to cover a driver that is on vacation
    annual feeder bids is were we pick our job for 6 months
  7. Rgt85

    Rgt85 New Member

    So, let me ask this...when these new people come in I will be able to throw my route their way and grab up a different one even if the 6 month period is not up?
  8. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    If they add new rte. you can bid it, your open rte. now goes out for bid and senior person gets it... anytime there is a leg change,new job, start time change, that is open to bid,,,as posted earlier cover drivers bid weekly also by seniority !! hope his helps you out !! it can be overwhelming at first. You will get it !!
  9. Rgt85

    Rgt85 New Member

    Yes, it does help. Thank you.
  10. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Your welcome and welcome to Feedahs where we only work hard about 10--15 days a years (when it snows ) Now grab a donut and don't forget to ordah your beginners Feedah stretchy pants !!
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  12. mrtinez

    mrtinez New Member

    Annual bids in our center are for one year starting in May. Weekly bids are to cover for drivers who are on Vacation, Workers Comp. etc.
  13. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    And where I'm from, on top of the vacation bids we always have a various amount of permanent bids that come up almost every week.
  14. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    As a package car driver in my center, you need a horseshoe up your :censored2: just to get INTO feeders... all the feeder guys started in the mid to late 70's and keep on ticking.
  15. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    We had a ton of retirements after the new contract was ratified. Now you can transfer with less then 10 years full time. 0 years part time. They went through the whole list.