Full time driving and 2nd jobs.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Ky0311, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    The 60/70 hours are driving hours. The main rule he will have to watch out for would be the 10 hours rest rule before he drives again.

    Just like you can work more then 14hours in a shift you just can't drive till you have had 10 hours off.
     
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  2. Brownslave688

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

    Tons of farmers by me. Mostly cattle but lots of guys do it
     
  3. Brownslave688

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

    But there’s no real way to prove it. There’s no records for the hours he works outside of ups being its farming.

    We have a number of guys up at 4-5 every morning to farm. Don’t always have 10 off I’m sure.
     
  4. Ky0311

    Ky0311 Member

    That's what I'm saying. Honestly getting to work at 9am is NOT early, I dont understand how some of these guys are still late all the time. I dont think it would bother me to either stay out late, or get up at 4 or 5.
     
  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Is it a 2 man operation?
    Does he have health problems?
    55 is not that old.....
     
  6. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    I think it would only ever come up in the case of a serious accident. If someone were suing, their lawyers might look into the driver's activities outside of work. The DOT would probably investigate too.
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    Yes but even then it would be extremely hard to prove outside of planting or harvest season for a row cropper
     
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Farming is a fake job anyways. ;)
     
  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Says the city boy.
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Settle down hotshot. It was a joke.
     
  11. ACmoses

    ACmoses Member

    That is awesome! May I ask what your business is? I would like to start a business that would allow me to possibly leave to my kids as well. It sounds like a great service.
     
  12. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    Sure, I started a hauling and demolition company. It was expensive to start. Getting licensed, bonded and insured. Getting clientele was also challenging in the beginning. It's a lot of work. I'm pretty much a ghost around my house. But I will take my 3 1/2 year old with me if I'm just doing gravel or top soil deliveries all day. She loves watching the tractor dump all the material into my dump trailer. When my son gets older I'll take him as well.

    I look at it as sacrificing my time now to hopefully have the business running itself by next year or the year after. Then I can just work ups again and retire the day I get my paperwork. Or maybe earlier if the business goes well enough.
     
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  13. Kanovic

    Kanovic My job is fun

    He owns a amazon van and delivers for them saturdays.
     
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We had a driver start a small excavating company with one dump truck and a back hoe. After about 5 years he was successful enough to quit UPS and grow his business more. Today he is probably one of the most successful guys in the area with a million dollar lake home and a winter home in Florida. His company mostly does road construction and pipeline work now. Go for it.
     
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  15. Ky0311

    Ky0311 Member

    I think in gonna give it a try. This peak will tell me a lot since harvest and driving will start overlapping. My goal is to only do this 10 years or so to pay off some of my land debt to where maybe I can get out and farm full time. I cant leave a family business for this nonsense. I like driving to but its just money thing.
     
  16. What about health insurance and pension?
     
  17. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    Funny you say that. I'm currently looking to purchase a 5 yard dump truck and mini excavator at the moment.
     
  18. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    For mechanics there are rules against having any other job. Farming may be a bit different.
     
  19. Ky0311

    Ky0311 Member

    Most farmers never really retire. It's more than a job for us. I'm just hoping I have a son so I can slow down one day.
     
  20. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Are you trying to say a woman can't farm?