UPS / FedEx

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Sky, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Sky

    Sky Wannabe


    I am interested in becoming a delivery with either UPS or FedEx, as I plan on returning to school to pursue my education. It appears that both companies would allow me to do that, while getting an income.

    There is a local opening for a part-time FedEx Express delivery driver (between 17-30 hours weekly). What sort of benefits do part-time FedEx Express drivers receive? (health, sick, vacation, travel, etc..)
    Also, is there an opportunity to become a full-time driver and how long does this promotion usually take?

    It's my understanding that, in order to become a UPS delivery driver, one must be a package handler for a few years, is that correct?

    Is it possible to work part-time for FedEx (delivery driver) and also part-time for UPS (handler)? In the long run, I may prefer driving for UPS, I'm just not sure at this point.

    Thank you for any suggestions! :cool:
  2. Pollocknbrown

    Pollocknbrown Member

    not 100% sure on this one, however, i find it highly unlikely that you would be allowed to willingly work for competing companies at the same time. you know conflict of interest etc etc, and if u did, your supervisors would be on you like white on rice each day.
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    We used to have a shop steward who also drove for Airborne (he was a shop steward there too!)

    So, yes you can.
  4. Sky

    Sky Wannabe

    Thank you for the replies. I do not know how much of a career I want to make out of being a driver, but if it's going to be long-term, I might as well make it at UPS.

    Since I must be a handler prior to becoming a driver (at UPS), I'd love to be able to work the AM shift as a courier at FedEx, and work the 5-8pm shift as a handler for UPS. That way, I can build seniority at UPS in the event I choose to become a driver there.

  5. OldUPSDriver

    OldUPSDriver New Member

    Where in bay area Sky?? I was out of the Concord building.
  6. Sky

    Sky Wannabe

    I'm on the Peninsula, not far from the airport. :cool:
  7. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    you`ll have to become skybrown
  8. Sky

    Sky Wannabe

    LOL!!! That's a great one...I hope that becomes the case!! :thumbup1: