Tractor Trailer Driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AlreadyDisgruntled, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Does anybody know anything about this position? Namely...
    1) How much does it pay and what are the pay increases like?
    2) What are the hours generally?
    3) How far do you drive?
    4) Are there some drivers who only work at the hub and others who do the long distance stuff, or do you have to do it all as needed?
     
  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Are you a ups employee or freight , because they are two different company's
     
  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Wake Up!

    You will need to grow a bad moustache and order larger pants than you normally wear.
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    1) Same pay as package, 50 cents more an hour if you pull doubles.
    2) Anywhere from 8 to 13 hours a day depending on the run. Feeder's runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
    3) Up to 600 miles a day for longer runs, less if you're working local.
    4) Unless you're on a sleeper team everyone comes back to the hub at the end of their shift.
     
  5. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Especially the gals.
     
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  6. TheMachine

    TheMachine Are you sure you want to punch out?

    Just don’t apply at my center. You need to do one year of accident free package car driving first and then hop on the 4 year waiting list.
     
  7. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    10 cents more than package all the time and 45 cents more on top of that for pulling sets.(at least here it is)
     
  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I stand corrected at least on the 10 cents more an hour. We do get 50 cents more (60 cents total) for pulling doubles though, I wonder why you guys only get 45?
     
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Plus, if you pull a set for more than 2 hours, your whole day is paid as if pulling a set.
     
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't the contract language say you have to perform the higher paying job for an hour (not two) in order to be paid that rate for the entire day?
     
  11. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    We just have to have to have a set on one leg, doesn't matter the time or distance we pull it.
     
  12. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Wake Up!

    This, sounds like something my wife would say, to me.
     
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    It might. I thought it was 2. Does not matter. All of the jobs in my building pull sets long enough for the premium.
     
  14. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Not sure.
     
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    No time limit here. Pull a set of empties 20 minutes up the road and it's doubles pay all day.
     
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  16. robot

    robot Has A Large Member

    Man UPS can keep that $5-6. I like pulling singles

    Just go take a pee break/kick the tires and make up that set pay
     
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  17. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    That's the way it was when I drove. I had one leg of about 25 minutes where I pulled an empty set across town. Set pay the whole day.
     
  18. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    If you pull a dolly behind a single trailer it is also doubles pay.
     
  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You sure about that?
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    In my local all you have to do is pull a dolly alone to get sets pay.