Going to feeders

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

  1. daveyj

    daveyj New Member

    Hey everyone they put up a feeder sign up sheet in my center today and I sign up... I already have my cdls. Some guys in feeders are telling me I will work , I have 4 years seniority what do you guys think I should do
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    If that's what you want to do sign and hope you get the bid.
  3. daveyj

    daveyj New Member

    What if I don't get a bid would I still be able to go down to package car if feeders can't offer me 40hrs
  4. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Maybe you should ask management these specific questions before you sign on the dotted line.
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  5. daveyj

    daveyj New Member

    Ok thanks I'll talk to them before the training starts
  6. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Get your free cdl and run
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  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Order some larger pants and go for it.
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  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    If you don't get feeder hours then you go into the hub. You can't bump package drivers.
  9. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Not where I'm at. If they lay you off in feeders, and you haven't bid a run in feeders, you go back to your old package car route. If you have a bid run in feeders and then they lay you off, you go back to package car as an unassigned driver.
  10. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Don't take it for granted you will pass because you already have your CDL. We had a few fail because they didn't grasp the 5 and 10...they thought they were golden and got a big surprise. Neither had been through package car training where it was beat into their heads.

    Know the 5 and 10 and how they apply to situations on the road, the time spent studying is worth it for the opportunity you are getting.

    Where I am a feeder driver can learn package car if they are on the super Q, otherwise it's back to the hub when not working. If you were already trained but not on a bid route it depends on if they need help.

    Good luck!
  11. daveyj

    daveyj New Member

    Ok so I could just go down a bump if I have no feeder work??
    Package car has to need me to go??!! Thanks for the info
  12. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    Are you a Package car driver?
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Going to package car would not be a demotion.
  14. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    You wouldn't be saying that if you have been in feeders....
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  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yeah, I would. Both are equal in my opinion.
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  16. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

  17. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Having never been in feeders your opinion is worthless.
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  18. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    That's if he was a package car driver before feeder driver,what if the op wasn't?
  19. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    Once you go over to feeder it actually makes me mad how pkg shi@$ on their employees... It's unacceptable imo... There IS a difference
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  20. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    I've sat at a bldg for 2 hours waiting for a load... Nothing said. See my Onroad once every 2 months....try that in pkg cars... And we get to keep actual truck keys like big boys... Lol