Saturday Morning Trailer Shifting

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by natestate, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. natestate

    natestate New Member

    Hello All,

    Is anyone else out there a delivery driver Tuesday through Friday, but does trailer shifting on Saturday mornings? If so, does your center work with you to give you a light load on Friday so you can get out early to make it a little easier to come in early Saturday morning? When I signed the bid for the position I was under the impression that DOT rules would apply and I would be required to have 10 hours off between shifts. The center manager (who was less than pleased I signed and got the bid) is now telling me that DOT rules do not apply here because the shifting is done on property and I'm not actually going on road.

    I'm concerned about my ability to do this job safely if my center is going to bury me on a Friday so I get out late, and then have to be back at 3:30 the following morning.
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Trailer shifting is only done by Feeder driver classification. Package car driver should not be performing Feeder driver work.
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  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    My center uses a designated preloader to shift around the yard during the sort.

    But yeah, a full time driver has no business shifting in the AM unless they're looking for hours and displaced a part timer. Should contact your local immediately so it can laugh at your center manager. Punch out Friday night and then come back in to shift at 3:30AM Saturday my *ss.
  4. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Not required bit It's something you will have to negotiate with your steward / BA and the center manager. Talk to someone on the safety committee. If there is a saftey concerns log in your center write it in there.
    If the trailer shifting is a center/preload job accidents will be charged to the center. If its a feeder job then talk to the feeder dispatch. They could be located in a different hub but would have the authority to tell you center manager you need 10hrs off for proper rest. They don't want to get charged with an accident either.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Do you deliver after the preload is wrapped?? If so, that is a clear DOT violation.
  6. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    On property?
    Lots of combos, otherwise, PT job, .25¢ extra.
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Feeder jobs paying $10.25/hr? I think not. At least not in my Local.
  8. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    You related to @Indecisi0n ?
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  9. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Saturday morning shifting doesn't sound as good as Saturday morning cartoons.
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  10. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    Saturday morning Taylor Swifting?
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  11. DRporch

    DRporch Active Member

    i have a good feeling i know which center youre out of.
  12. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    You signed the bid.
    Hope you enjoy it