I'm told that we have a lot of guys looking to retire in the next couple years (makes sense since when things got rough the guys they bumped back into the building had 30+ years --- and they were the LOWEST seniority!) I'm in NJ, been told that the best bet is to go get a CDL (earn and learn might reimburse it even) and be ready. But all anyone ever says about feeders is the pay. "oh dude they make over 100K after 3 years" Ok that's nice... 1. but how many hours are they out of the house? 2. do they work all night and sleep all day? 3. how do they balance family life? 4. what is a typical day for a feeder driver? I've been told driving a big rig like that is incredibly stressful due to the other idiots on the road. 5. Realistically is it possible to do that and go to school part time? 6. What do the low seniority drivers usually get stuck doing? longer routes or shorter ones? 6a. Do they get sent home or offered to do a22.3 jobs if there isn't enough work to be moved? 7. how many hours are typical? what would a typical schedule be for a new and not so new driver? I'm an 11 year PT-mgmt UPSer I know a lot a bout the hub but not a whole lot outside it. I don't know how the package car drivers do it, in 11 years of hub work I've got a body that I didn't think would be in this bad shape (beat up, blown out etc) until I was at least 45, so I doubt I'd be good for long running around in a package car. Driving feeders appears (to me, on the outside trying to look in) to be much less physical, so maybe I could do that.