When will I remain driving for good?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPyourS, May 14, 2016.

  1. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    I was hired last year of August and started out in pre load. Within 2 months I started driving. I drove through out peak but they didn't start my packet because it was peak. Then I got sent back to preload in January and now I'm starting my 30 day driver packet. I was wondering when will I be driving for good with out going back to preload?
  2. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Depends on how many drivers you got waiting in front of you to go full time, and how many full timers you got close to retiring.
  3. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    Could be 8 months, or 8 years...None of us know your center's/ hub's cover driver needs..
    Hope this helps.
  4. Mustacheyouaquestion

    Mustacheyouaquestion 60 minute lunch

    Depends what region you are in. I worked preload 4 years till I got my bid
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I see a 6 in your future. 6 what is the question.
  6. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    But I've notice that there are cover drivers at our center thats not full time but never get sent back. I mean they may be an extra a couple days out the week but they never get sent back to preload. Is it because I need to past this 30 days or what?
  7. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Only time will tell.
  8. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    I'm at a center located in Las Vegas, NV
  9. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    They're still part-time drivers but they're high enough in seniority that they're still covering a route almost any day they have more routes out than they have full-time drivers.
  10. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Whenever you can win a full time driver bid. But doing your 30 day packet now gives you the advantage of not having to repeat your probationary period if/when you get a FT bid and red circling at your temp driver rate. Which means you make your temp rate until FT progression catches up with you.
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Allow me to consult with my crystal ball to answer your question.
  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Ask again in 30 days
  13. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    Sounds good guys, thanks for the help my fellow UPSers. : )
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Your welcome.
  15. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh