How do I become a feeder driver?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 8rogan, May 9, 2015.

  1. 8rogan

    8rogan New Member

    Hello everyone, I'm 19 I started at ups as soon as I turned 18. I decided not to go to college and I want to make a career out of ups, being a feeder driver more specifically. Not just because of the money either, how do I go about becoming a feeder driver? From what I've read it looks like my best route would to be a package handler then after a few years get my cdl and find any feeder job online and just keep applying to different hubs around America until I get one? I'm not sure though! Please help!!!
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Concentrate on turning 21 first.
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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    To do it that way, you need at least a year of semi driving experience. Just bide your time and bid into it like everyone else had to do.
  4. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Drive safe. No tickets. No accidents. Find out how to go into feeders from part time. Every local seems to handle it different.
  5. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    stay in school
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  6. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Be prepared to wait several years.
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  7. SaladTosser

    SaladTosser Kill me now

    Schools not for everyone. But you will be waiting a long time if you choose to make ups a career. Get a 2nd job to twiddle your thumbs.
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Get to being 21 first, but go ahead and sign the feeder list a couple months prior. Enjoy the wait.
  9. KaiserTom

    KaiserTom Member

    Doesn't feeder in some areas take 5-10+ years seniority to realistically bid on? If not then I know what I'm doing for a couple of years after college.
  10. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Really depends where in the US you are located. You may not need to go to package car at all but for now just put your time in being part time no tickets no accidents and when you turn 21 get your permit and sign the list and wait. Make sure you tell them when you get your permit as I don't think you're even considered if you don't have it. That's what hr says anyways.
  11. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Am I the only one who has absolutely no interest in becoming a feeder driver?
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

  14. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    For once something you and I can agree upon.
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Become a driver
    Become fat
    Become a super slow driver that no one likes
    Get transferred into feeders to get rid of you.
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  16. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Yes it does. They have been on a hiring frenzy lately at hubs, so they may have all they need now.

    Most small centers have not been hiring, except for retirement replacement.

    I had 19 years in bundles before being eligible for feeders with my seniority.

    Some can't get any package drivers to sign up so they are hiring from the street or part time.

    Just depends on where you are.
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd Creepy pervert


    Buy a set of suspenders
  18. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You usually become fat after you've become a feeder driver.

    And it still goes by seniority. If you are fat, lazy and slow, they may find another way to get rid of you before your seniority allows you to get into feeders.

    Skinny, lazy and slow will be the same thing. I only mentioned fat because you mentioned it. I know many fat package drivers that will run rings around most skinny drivers.

    They may not be able to run, but don't have to and should not.

    Walk at a brisk pace. Even easy for a fat guy. Or should I be politically correct and say a weight challenged guy.
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Onion rings?
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  20. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    No. I've turned it down twice.