Interviewed for a full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by shafner79, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. shafner79

    shafner79 New Member

    They said I would work part time in pre load, and be a relief driver for vacations and peak season. What are the chances of turning this into a true FULL time position. I have been a delivery driver in the past and had my own dedicated route delivering used car parts (mostly engines and transmissions).

    What are the average hours a week for pre load? I would love to get my foot in the door at UPS and am just looking for some more, helpful info.

  2. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    I get about 23-25 hours on preload but it depends a lot on where you're working at in the building. For example, unloaders here only get about 17 1/2 hours a week. Loading will, in most cases, get you more hours.

    The wait time can be anywhere from 6 months to 10 years. It strictly depends on how many drivers they need. You will have to ask someone in the building or give the union hall a call.
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The more people UPS can talk into working as temps and seasonal, the less FT drivers UPS will be forced to hire.
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  4. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Those are weak locals IMO. In parts of CA there are no seasonal staff with the exception of driver helpers and those are limited to 50% staffing going to current part time ups employees. Granted they still have to take 1 out of ever 7 off the street as drivers. As far as feeders they contract with retires, if there are no more class a drivers with hours then and only then do they go outside teamster family to get class a drivers.
  5. shafner79

    shafner79 New Member

    Well I had an interview, went back for a road test (did excellent), went back again for DOT physical/medical card. Just waiting on my background check....

    Do they ever have relief drivers, drive out of multiple HUB's? I live about equal distance from 3 different ones. I told them I would drive from any of them.
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    They do in my neck of the woods during peak...
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Why don't you ask any of these questions when you go in to interview???

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  8. shafner79

    shafner79 New Member

    I tried asking multiple questions, but our HR is less than helpful and everyone acts clueless. I went through driver training this past week and passed. Now I have to get through my 30 days of inside seniority to get put on the relief list.
  9. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    ....or more
  10. shafner79

    shafner79 New Member

    Well I got a peak route starting next Monday. It's actually in a good location that I know very well, too.
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  11. cosmo1

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

    I know where you took the picture in your avatar.

    What center?
  12. shafner79

    shafner79 New Member

    Harrisburg PA West....

    The pic is at the top of the mountain in Northern PA off Rt. 44.
  13. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    You'll find out that knowing an area very well and delivering it are 2 different things.

    Good luck
  14. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    You want full time quick should have went feeders

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  15. cosmo1

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

    I drove past there a couple times a week returning to the building.
  16. shafner79

    shafner79 New Member

    I didn't really know about feeders until after I started some dirty looks when I talked about switching. Still considering it.
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Wish it was that simple. "Instead of working the preload PT can I drive Feeders FT instead?" I sure wish I had thought of that 37 years ago.
  18. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    You'll get those dirty looks because both east and west center as well as feeders needs all the drivers they can get. Call the union hall and ask what your requirements are for package car or how long do you have to wait till you can switch to feeders if indeed you want to. I was a driver helper and it was a lot of work in n out in n out those are the guys who should make the big bucks not driving from point a to point b but I'm not complaining I like my position in feeders. I just give the package car guys all the credit in the world because they do the work. I'm just glad I never had to go there.

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  19. fedex21

    fedex21 New Member

    I would like to ask, for full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers.
    How many months in a year do you work? Surely you would be working between November to December and I guess the rest is during the summer? Maybe May to September?
    Or would it depend on the location/managers?

    If you get hired, are you part of the union and have to pay the dues?
    Also, do you get benefits (Medical,401k..)?
    is the pay somewhat close to a non seasonal temporary package delivery driver?

    Thank you...
  20. shafner79

    shafner79 New Member

    I qualified before Christmas and have been driving since September. During peak, I drove 55-60 he's a week, since 12/25 I've driven 3-4 days a week. Guess I'll find out after tomorrow since that seems to be the "end" of peak.