Our center has big problems with finding air drivers. The problem is, they never use them. They load it all on us causing us to have to break trace EVERYDAY. That makes your SPORH go down, miles go up, and PPHD down. You cant expect to ask a guy to drive air once a month when he has another job after the preload. UPS wants thier cake and eat it too. Forget it. Either use you air drivers everyday, or cause yourself headache. plain n simple.
Speed, Air driving during the week is full-time work. I know it's a pain some days but in theory the more air stops in the A.M. the less stops later. In some places the bosses are trying to run more air with part-timers and the Union is fighting it. Less stops for full-timers means less full-timers.
I worked alot of Saturdays last year, then they had a new directive come down, no FTers are to drive Saturdays air ever. There went the easy money. We have weekday PT air drivers, and evening PT air drivers who handle OCA's, and the union has never said a word about it. Is it in your supplement about them not being allowed to run EAMs and then run regular NDA's?
They tried running full time drivers Tuesday through Saturday. Not very efficient. Had to make sure the driver had 8 hours on Saturday. Saturday SPORH always are low. Paid the driver over twice what an air driver's paid - lucky if he hit 5 stops an hour for the day. Upstairs backed off pretty quick.
We tried to teach full time driver methods to the part time air drivers. Helped those drivers get into full time by having solid experience behind them. The centers actually fought over them. Now I hear they want to map out the routes for the Saturday drivers before they leave. Never will learn how to get from point A to point B on thier own. Pennywise and dollar foolish!!