Did you actually itemize enough to deduct more than the standard dedication that most take during tax time?
PSE Tractor Trailer Driver US Post Office
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I'm told it will pick up soon and be very busy.
Bidding is still ongoing. I am close to the bottom of the list so I will likely not get to bid.
Dunno if this is of use to anyone, was looking for info on a postal contract hauler and came across this page which has docs listing the top contractors for the USPS for each year... Top U.S. Postal Service Suppliers Lists
I did a screenshot of the top 26 for 2018...
As far as the bidding process...sorry to say, but you will not be able to bid as a PTF . However...you will be able to bid on a "hold down position" as your seniority gets higher. PTF's are Career employee's, so you will get the same step level raises like we do every 7 months. So when you do actually get converted to FTR, whatever step level you are on as a PTF will transfer over to as a FTR, minus the 10 holiday pay that was built into your payrate. You'll then start receiving 10 holiday pay as a FTR whether you work on those days or not. Career employee's salary can not drop down. So you will not drop down to the beginning step level pay as a FTR. PSE's on the other hand is a completely different story.Last edited: Oct 5, 2019
- Eagle Express Line/Hoovestol
- PFS (Postal Fleet Services)
- Pat Salmon
- MCA (Mail Contractors of America)
- MTI (Midwest Trucking Inc.)
- Southern Mail Services
- Bancroft and Sons Transportation
Eagle/Hoovestol doesn't surprise me as number 1 on the HCR list. They're huge. I see them everywhere.
The rest are basically airline services.....
- United Airlines
- Kalitta Air
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
The PO has only one cargo plane that I know of. They basically contract all their air services for their overnight express mail and parcels. FedEx is our biggest air service, which probably explains why they are number 1 on that list, followed by UPS, United, Delta, and so on.
All the others...like Verizon , HP, Citibank, Jasper, etc., etc., I have no clue why they're on there other than paid services. Verizon and AT&T I do know we have contracts with them though.
Was looking at a rural highway run and heard that local carrier routes were actually awarded to the highest bidder (one from that list above who may be HQ'ed in Florida) and not the local guys who were trying to get in, had experience there, and bid a lot lower. Yet they turn around and try to be draconian when it comes to agreement people. It's almost like they're setting things up to be corporatised. :^)
The search started because I was trying to understand why some carriers let their drivers take the 5.03 Health and Welfare as wages if they want to, some put part of it in plans and pay the rest, and some put it all in a plan like Contractor's Plan and think that's the only way it can be done because someone in USPS told them so and they were afraid to ask why.
I think it must be regional/local differences and also how large and influential the carrier is. The big ones seem to make the payout choice available, the smaller ones do not, which seems like it would help the larger ones get even larger because drivers will gravitate there.
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