My experience at UPS has been 3 years of preload which includes over 70lbs duty at 3:15 then normal start time for the building at 4 by then I've moved all the irregs to their belts and set up the unload for the day. I spend the next two hours either loading bulk stops, scanning labels, unloading trailers, sorting or further irreg duty. After break I'm sent to scan-check the packages in the trucks. I scan a good 1500 max before 8:30 rolls around and some supervisor dismisses me. I use to lead the safety meetings and did some of that jive. But the building supervisor had me train a replacement who took over for me loading the bulk and mall trucks. Now I'm frittering away in the preload desperate to become a driver. I see coworkers who started in preload becoming cover drivers, they return to unload when they aren't needed...is that my fate? I need to know how I can manage to move into a better full time position. My supervisors recognize my work and they trust me to do the dirty jobs at times. I don't really know if I want to stay in a place that says they'll make a driver of me, but only proceed to tie me down to the warehouse for a long and sleep deprived career as a preloader. Anyone else know this experience?