Full time cover driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheKingOfQueens, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Driving school Tuesday. How much roughly will I bank the first year as a full time cover driver being that peak is right around the corner . Thanks my fellow UPS brothas!!! Also , will I start getting paid $18.xx as soon as I start training with Sup or will that pay be when I make book ?
  2. cosmo1

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

    I'm curious. When you get trained and sent out alone, are you going to be here asking questions every five minutes?
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  3. Yea for directions on every single stop while I'm at red lights .
  4. cosmo1

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

    The future of the company......
  5. Don't be a hater Cosmo. Remember we're Brown Bros.
  6. Brownslave688

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

    Did you pass 5th grade math?

    Pay figuring is simple multiplication.

    Live off 40 hours a week,save the rest,retire a millionaire. That's all you need to know.
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  7. There is no set salary for hourly's . You should now that better then me if you've been with brown longer. Just looking for an average from anyone who can remember their first year during peak .
  8. Anyone on their first year ???
  9. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    How can you be a brother, sounds like you've never even opened a contract book?
  10. Brownslave688

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



    28.125x7= 196.875



    So around 50k
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  11. Brownslave688

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

    Some cheap advice take it for what it's worth. Don't over think this job. You won't last long if you do.
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  12. Thanks Brotha . Appreciate any advice . Just a little excited for having made it and on the cusp of making real money and start my life / family . Won't overthink
  13. Brownpride

    Brownpride New Member

    I started to cover drive back in March. You will get paid what ever your pay rate is now for the 40 hours of school. Your new pay rate will kick in the first day you go out with the supervisor.

    Probation period they will give you a route with about 6 hours of work but you will finish it in about 8 hours or more.

    You can expect to bring in about 850 to 950 weekly.
  14. cosmo1

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

    I am not a hater, nor am I a Brown Bro anymore (retired).

    I just wonder sometimes how any of us that started pre-internet ever survived. Imagine, no GPS on smartphones, no forums to ask questions of strangers.
  15. Once a Brown bro always a Brown Bro. You old timers had it way harder definitely . Tons of respect for surviving the big brown machine.
  16. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Just remember that you are going to have some days that are absolutely horrendous while others will have you thinking this is the easiest job ever. Learn from both. Listen to both your on road sup trainer and from senior drivers. Just about everybody that wears brown wants you to succeed. Most importantly, learn your training route like the back of your hand. After 27 years of driving I could probably still run my training route, wouldn't want to, but I probably could.
  17. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    I'd say 45k your first year. Take home will be about 720 and don't forget union dues and PRU 401k.
  18. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    True, but even the horrendous days aren't too bad. I've been driving over 10 years and this is the least stressful job i've ever had. When things get sketchy and f***** up you slow down, focus, stay alert, and think things through.

    The worst thing about this job(if you even want to call it that) imho, is the never-ending mountain of overtime even with the 9.5 list. Give me 8hrs 40hrs/wk in a perfect world, or even 4 8hour days.
  19. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Ha ha Cosmo ..you "old timer"
  20. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    You haven't made it yet. You still need to pass driving school and make your 30 days.... Lets just concentrate on driving school first.