Wanting to transfer to ups parcel from ups freight.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Shaggysp, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Shaggysp

    Shaggysp New Member

    How hard and/or realistic is it to switch from freight to a parcel feeder driver?
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  2. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Not hard at all actually.

    Gotta get on list first though.

    Call 1-800-867-5309 between 9a - 5p Aleutian Time, M thru F.
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Put your app in, and see. If they are hiring, at the moment, I'd think you'd have a foot in the door. But then again, they may not like vulturing you from another division in the company.
  4. Shaggysp

    Shaggysp New Member

    I will look into it thanks... I would imagine that I would have to start my progression all over again, but wouldn't be sure on probationary time for the union and insurance since I am already in the union...
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You'd be like a new hire, and not a transfer. Get a withdrawal card if you leave the one, because you won't be in union until after you pass the probationary period, then shortly after, you'd get your healthcare, again.
  6. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Let us know how that works out?
  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You would have to apply like everyone else. You can't transfer. Think of them as to different companies.

    Also depend on where you are it might be many many years before you drive Feeder.
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    He could apply only when a feeder job opens up.
  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    That's true. Kind of what I meant by depending on your area.
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And possibly be between jobs for a month or more.
  11. Shaggysp

    Shaggysp New Member

    That wouldn't be too appealing quitting a job and having to waiting for the other one
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I'm gonna put your odds about as close to zero as there is without being zero.
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I would be very careful about the grass is greener syndrome.
  14. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Is that for real or is that like a magic trick? You know, an Aleutian?
  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    We don't kid about turf color, especially in the fall. Just as @burrheadd, @oldngray or @MyTripisCut .
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

  18. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    If you are serious;

    Call and schedule a meeting with the President of your Local Union.

    When the company has to go to "outside" hires, a positive recommendation from the

    Local Union leadership will open that door. My Local employs that strategy and with

    good success. Several YRC guys came over and were willing to do the 4-year progression.