Shiny wheels

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPS4Life, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Don't like the fact I'm seeing shiny wheels already and it's not even thanksgiving yet -_-

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  2. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    I've seen them all year.
  3. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Shiny wheels?
  4. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    images.jpg Tiny Bubbles?
  5. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Outside contractors moving our loads.
  6. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Thanks. I'm just a broken down package guy.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Thanks pal! Now I have this tune in my head all day...

  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I thought we hired a million Feeder drivers this year?
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  9. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    There's this little event called Peak
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  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  11. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Saw about a dozen the other week in New Stanton. Smh
  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    What is peak? Most of us just do our scheduled run and go home.
  13. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    The problem is we needed two million Feeder drivers. Especially in L710's jurisdiction.
  14. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    I still see a ALOT of contractors at cach....any idea how many contractors their allowed to use before they have to hire more?
  15. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    They're still on the road in Tennessee too. I'm not sure where they are from but I had heard they were few and rare at the Whites Creek hub now.
  16. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    They shouldn't be using any, LOL. Now having said that:
    • Shippers are free to drop shop loads to CACH, so you're always going to see those.
    • It takes time to 'promote' (train); and at least on the 705 side, the union would prefer those jobs be filled from the 705 feeder intent list. They even got the company to agree to use our guys to train, instead of waiting for new supervisors to be trained. Actually I don't really understand how 705 isn't losing jobs with the work coming off the rails, but I digress. Unfortunately, there's also been issues with members signing the list but not getting their permits.
    • That leaves the 710 side, which should have jurisdiction and be fighting for those jobs (loads coming off the rails). It's a huge ripple effect nationwide. MN, PA, I've heard complaints as far away as WA.
    • There's also the crosstown work issue. But you should familiar with that, having come from freight.

    Did you make your seniority yet?
  17. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Wow Hondo! You definitely got your finger on the pulse of cach! Thanks for the info. I would think 705 has a dog in this fight for sure.......seems like all the work coming/going to the rails should be 705 work. As far as making seniority....I have no idea if I'm "in" just yet. I was told when I get a packet in the mail then I know I'm in. I have 30+ working days in but no package in the mail yet....guess I'll just keep coming in untill I hear differently. Later man
  18. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Hondo are you a "stewert"? I would have rather went to 705 if I had a choice....seems like you have alot more choices as far as work goes.....and you guys seem like you have alot of fun over on that side.
  19. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    They'll be needing them even more in January
  20. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    They were all over Oakhaven Monday night/Tuesday morning. Love their blue jean shorts and flip flops.