Going into feeder in progression.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by anonymousupsman, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. I've only been a package driver for 1.5 years. I'm still in progression and at the $18.xx pay rate. I have 1.5 years left till I get to full scale based on the 3 year progression. Buuut I recently got the call to enter Feeder and I'm wondering if that'll immediately put me at full scale?
    I know package and feeder pay scales are slightly different but I don't know much more than that, any knowledge out there?
    I know this is probably a very rare issue considering UPS hasn't hired feeder drivers this young out of packages before.
  2. GameCockFan

    GameCockFan Active Member

    No. You will continue in progression. You will get a more if you pull doubles or triples.
  3. All the new feeder drivers start out pulling doubles within the first few weeks here in Oregon. How much more is the pay? Do you know why it's different from our progression?
  4. GameCockFan

    GameCockFan Active Member

    I'm in the south. Here if you pull doubles you get .50/hr more, triples .75/hr more. Triples are illegal here. We get .10 over the top pay for package. $34.29 for pulling doubles, which most everyone does. If your bid route has a leg with doubles you get that rate for vacations also.
  5. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Hell you will probably pull doubles your first day. Depending on what you do. I use to hate pulling doubles until someone told me we make 50 cents more an hour, now I don't mind them so much.
  6. Does Feeder have it's own progression scale? If so it would have to start at least top scale for package drivers right?
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    The progression scale is the same for both package and feeder. Most drivers will have already gone through progression in package before making the move to feeders. It is rare to go straight from the hub or off the street to feeders but when it happens you would go through the same progression, only with a slightly higher top out rate to be used for the percentage calculation(s).
  8. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    1.5 years and successful bid feeders? Where do you live, OZ?

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  9. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Its as little as 2 months as a part-timer at the Whites Creek hub in Nashville.

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  10. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    WTF? 20 plus years here.

    Are those sleeper teams? One of our big hubs was hiring week old PTmers for sleeper teams a while back.

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  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I imagine that will be short lived once all the positions are filled.
  12. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Those sleeper team gigs must be rough.
  13. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Yep. It'll be back to the standard 10 year wait (or longer) for full-time package and longer for feeders.
  14. I live in Oregon. The wait to go package driving is 11months and 1.5 years of driving to go into feeder.
  15. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    My best bud is a sleeper team driver. He pulls down about $140k base pay and on top of that he usually works one of his days off doing extra work at about $500 for the day. It's rough alright, rough counting your money. I'd have trouble sleeping in a tractor 5 days a week.
  16. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    How far do sleep teams run? Miles lets say from home hub ?Typically feeder runs are max 5hrs one way

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  17. They usually run about 2000 round trip.
  18. MethodsMan

    MethodsMan Active Member

    Once you make your 30 days in Feedah's you can't go back to package for 3 years.

    Lotta people don't like it.
  19. undies

    undies Active Member

    Good god. It's like a 20 + year wait for feeder where I'm at. They're just now taking guys with an 1989 FT date!
  20. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    The frustration for those of us in locals that have separate seniority lists for each building is knowing that people with much less company seniority, and fulltime package seniority in the hub are moving up into feeders so fast while we are stuck in package in the extended centers. I guess some locals are just better than others on that issue. And clearly some of us just happened to choose the wrong local to work in. LOL.

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