Feeder question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by chris9834, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. chris9834

    chris9834 Member

    OK so I went to school the 1st 2 weeks of February I haven't been called to come in to drive since I am completely qualified to drive I passed everything on the 1st go, it started out they were saying it will be a month wait then a month turned into another month and another and so on. Now were almost 5 months out with a measely 2 week school that I honestly can say I don't remember jack s*** about because of no behind the road experience. Is this a normal thing I know it can be like that in package I can see that some what its just like driving a car but more big, but we are talking three times the weight and its a combination vehicle and longer. Also is there any recourse I'm in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex from what I am hearing they were expecting more work to come to my building and instead it was moved else where. They also did 30-40 street hires for feeders in a neighboring building since I have been on the waiting list and I still see swift trailers in our yard. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I'd talk to your business agent about filing a grievance to get into the neighboring building. When they have feeder school here, those drivers go straight into feeders. There is no wait period. Considering how brief UPS's feeder school training is, it is downright ignorant of them to train you and not put you to work immediately.

    But then, this is UPS. And doing ignorant things...well, you know.
     
  3. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    You will start learning things once you get out there by yourself... Most drivers are more than happy to answer a question or show you what to do if you get in a pinch....much more helpful than some of the mester pkg car drivers
     
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  4. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    I thought 2.5 weeks wasn't even close to the amount of training you need considering the last 3 or 4 days was preparing for the Cdl test
     
  5. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Are you sure those swift guys are just zone skipper gypos??? Ups hiring 40 feeder drivers off the street??? Not sure about that one...
     
  6. chris9834

    chris9834 Member

    Idc what swift is doing. Yep 30 to 40 when I was in training on road told me my last day of training that he had to go to the neighboring bldg to train a day 1 driver on his rte that the company hired of the street.
     
  7. Busta Brown

    Busta Brown New Member

    I'm a seasonal feeder driver came out the hub part time and was wondering do I have a chance of ever getting a permanent position because other drivers told me that the permanent poisons go to package car drivers and not part timers
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Permanent positions in either classification are put up for bid as needed.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Feedher tractors are just like big package cars. Just jump in hit the gas and go.
     
  10. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    That doesn't answer his question.

    Full-time feeder jobs are bid to full-time employees first and if they can't get enough people through the full-time ranks it then goes to partime employees. That's how it works here.
     
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  11. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    We have one of those types in our feeder department...In the last year he's ran one tractor out of fuel and another one out of antifreeze.

    Just a matter of time until he hurts someone.
     
  12. SnowCitizen

    SnowCitizen Member

    You started a thread asking the same thing in February, and you got very good replies from hondo that were specific to your work location. Did you forget?
     
  13. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    The hiring process is outlined in your local rider.
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Do you guys have fill sites on grounds? All tractors gas ? I couldn't imagine trying to pull one into a public station but I have seen it.
     
  15. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    The larger buildings have diesel on site and there are employees who fuel and wash the rigs everyday....
     
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I don't think you know what ignorant means.
     
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    Ever heard of a "Truckstop"
     
  18. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?


    We have diesel and LNG tractors.
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I've only been to those restrooms. Never looked for pumps.
     
  20. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    What you really wanted to say.
     
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