Working Pre-load?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by barrycold, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. barrycold

    barrycold New Member

    Anybody working pre-load? How many hours do you get a day? What time is the shift.
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    did you get it????

    umm preloads vary normally somewhere between 4 and 5 am (earlier during peak) and out the door by 815ish
  3. Flapjac583

    Flapjac583 New Member

    Depends on the center you will be working at. Small sorts, will generally be 3.5 hrs a day, which is the minimum guaranteed by the contract. Larger sorts, you could get 4-4.5 hrs a day and perhaps a little more during peak season (Thanksgiving-Christmas). Start times, 4:30ish am and out around 8:30-8:45am to be conservative here. Peak could see start times as early as 3am.
  4. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    In my center which is smaller we start about 4:45 and out the door at about 8:30-9:00.
  5. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    When I started 2 years ago we started at 3:45 and would be out by 9am.

    Now we start at 5 and most people are out by 8. During peak it is about 3-11
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our preload generally starts at 4:30 and is gone by 8:30-8:45 on Monday (all of our loads are already here) and by 9:00-9:20 the rest of the week.
  7. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I still get called in to work the preload sometimes. Love the extra cash.
  8. tre305

    tre305 Member

    ours is usually from 4:15-4:35am to 9:00-9:10am
    with peak season upon us im surprised we're not starting up
    earlier b/c we are getting slammed down here
  9. gandydancer

    gandydancer New Member

    Not in a hub, I don't think. Night won't be off the belts by 3am at peak.
  10. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Our preload starts at 11:30 PM and is usually wrapping up when the drivers start at 8:30 AM.
  11. dc_sniper9130

    dc_sniper9130 Tailgunner

    Preload in Spokane, WA is 5 to 8:45ish. I'm a sup but that's what most of my guys consistently get, sometimes you don't get out until after 9 though depending on how the small sort runs.
  12. my how things have changed. When I first started here as a loader (not very long ago) we were starting at 3:30/3:45/4:00. Peak was 12am/2am start. Now we start anywhere from 4:30-5. Some picks do the same amount of work we did back at the 3:30/3:45/4:00 starts, some obviously do MUCH less. PAS must automagically make loaders faster...well some might think so, I don't having used alpha charts and PAS. Alphas were without a doubt a faster way to load (once you knew them).
  13. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    In the mid 90s i was starting at 230am as a preloader and late 90s starting at 8am as a driver, now i start at 845am. Times have changed!
  14. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    It depends a lot on the building you work in. My building is ancient and is not designed for even half the volume we get. Normal days our preload is running around 330 AM and done by 830 AM. WE are not on PAS yet.
  15. Cute-UPS-Man

    Cute-UPS-Man Member

    I've been going in around 4am and leave between 8:25-8:30a.m.
  16. ColeCressman

    ColeCressman New Member

    4a-9a in Northeast Indiana