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    Hey guys, just wandering whats ups describe as a feeder driver there are many jobs that are opening with this description in my area but only a little paragraph describing each. They have road drivers (feeder) and t-t drivers (feeder). They say fulltime but is this just as UPS needs drivers (like u have a fulltime job when we have the work) or is this dependable hours? My brother worked for UPS for a time and I know it can take years to move into full time driver so just curious what this fulltime position is. Thanks in advance for your replies!

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    Feeder driver is UPS Brown. Package operations. Union job. Has nothing to do with UPS freight or Supply chain or any other branch of UPS. They wish. If you drive a brown day cab its mostly to one facility and back pulling doubles 80 percent of the time. At least here it is. Pay starts at .39 a mile if your roundtrip is over 450 miles. They will have you a hotel room set up at your destination if need be. If its under that your getting hourly rate. If you run a sleeper team its .41 per mile. ( to you. ) You will spilt the miles with your partner. Most of these runs are high milegae. You drive 10 hours, he drives 10 hours. UPS will take care of you. You never have to worry about running an illegal logbook. Safety is number 1 to UPS. The sleeper trucks are Volvo or International Pro- Stars. If you can get on as a feeder driver off the street then you should roll the dice and do it. The money is worth it. Any other questions I can answer for you ?

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    I was hired as a seasonal feeder driver a few years back. What I got when I showed up for my first day of work was a bait and switch. We were all actually hired to be yard jockeys.

    Not sure if all of regular UPS is union, but I do know that my location was. If you wanted a full time position, you started off on the docks for $8-something an hour, and worked your way up, regardless of your license and/or experience.

    Job seemed great, with great pay, a lot of miles, nothing more than drop and hooks, and being home every night. I would have loved to do it, but wasn't in the position to suffer through however long it would have taken me to put in my time making lousy wages. Eventually got hired on at UPS Freight truckload, and couldn't be happier with what I am doing.

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    What is the hourly to start? Do you get many hours?

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    I get 16.55 an hour yard jockeying or a brown truck run under 450.miles round trip. If its farther than that they pay .39 mile. A sleeper truck run you get .41 a mile. I really like it. Never know what they are gonna have you do from day to day. All no touch freight. Union. You should give it a shot. Pulling doubles is alot better and easier than one 53 ft.

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    Thanks for the reply. How long till you get heath ins. and a raise?