UPS double gross income?

Discussion in 'UPS/UPSF' started by zoekatya, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Josh_

    Josh_ Light Load Member

    82
    14
    May 22, 2015
    0
    I'm starting as "seasonal package delivery driver" in OCT 2015, hope it will turn into permanent, Question though, if i'm become full time package driver...do I have to wait 1 yr before I bid into Feeder jobs?
    Can you bid into Feeder positions at other terminals? For instance I worked in Denver hub, can I bid onto Englewood or Aurora Feeder jobs opening?? Thanks

    The chance of getting into Feeder positions is enticing, but the waiting time is unknown
    I do have CDL, but i'm reluctant of whether to go with UPS or Old Dominion.
    Weekly Settlement estimate:
    OD Linehaul = (2700mi x 0.56cpm) / 70hrs recap = $21.60 / hr OR $1512/wk
    UPS seasonal package driver = (18.75 x 40) + (18.75 x 1.5 x 10) = $1031/wk
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015
    wjejwan23 Thanks this.
  2. Rubber Neck

    Rubber Neck Light Load Member

    235
    266
    Apr 21, 2015
    0
  3. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

    2,984
    4,517
    May 10, 2015
    Detroit, MI
    0
  4. Josh_

    Josh_ Light Load Member

    82
    14
    May 22, 2015
    0
    That $0.81 cpm is equivalent to flatbed owner op would make at Landstar, but min 4yrs waiting time :(. But with benefits package UPS years ahead from being an owner op.
    Anyone know avg miles / week most Feeder at UPS makes? will try to find at browncafe.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  5. Rubber Neck

    Rubber Neck Light Load Member

    235
    266
    Apr 21, 2015
    0
    This owner op didnt include a truck payment since he doesnt have one.
    A truck payment can be pricey. One can get a cheaper truck but repair costs most likely will increase with that, and whatever downtime goes along with that.

    The mileage pay for feeder tops out in three years hourly in four. There is an $.80 raise in 2017 and a $1.00 raise for the hourly rates which makes it $36.75 and hour by late 2017. I believe the mileage pay will get raises too, don't know how much.

    Another thing to factor in for feeder mileage pay is delays. Delays are paid by the hourly rate. Time and a half if the delay is a home domcile.

    Then there's the bennies. Pension, health insurance etc.
     
    Josh_ Thanks this.
  6. Rubber Neck

    Rubber Neck Light Load Member

    235
    266
    Apr 21, 2015
    0
    All hubs are different some have farther runs than others.
    Mileage runs are over 500 miles a day to 600 plus miles. Some hubs have runs over 600 miles.

    All runs are turns. Home everyday.
     
    Josh_ Thanks this.
  7. Josh_

    Josh_ Light Load Member

    82
    14
    May 22, 2015
    0
    First year hourly is $18.75 for Feeder? Pic below is from Browncafe,
    http://www.browncafe.com/community/threads/question-about-feeder-pay.355633/#post-1304251

    Here's one of his comment along with his pay stub:
    http://www.browncafe.com/community/threads/question-about-feeder-pay.355633/
    "I got my first check as a feeder driver. I came from part time in the hub. The amount I got paid was what I figured it to come out to, but it still has me marked as my 'current pay rate' the same as I was getting in the hub. Does it just stay listed as my hub pay rate until I obtain seniority in Feeders or is it some computer mistake that I need to get corrected? All the money adds up to what I expected to make, but I just want my feeder pay rate on the check, so I will know where I am. Anyone ever had this happen when they started?"
    [​IMG]
    His settlement for the week: $1577.45 / 45.52 = $ 34.65 / hr
    So he just started out as a Feeder, and his first paycheck hourly a whopping $34.65/hr
    I would stick around with UPS for sure if 1st paycheck avg $34.65/hr for Feeder

    Rubber Neck -
    Right now I just can't decide if i want to go with Old Dominion, or stick around with UPS....in hope of getting into Feeder position within a year or so(suburb location). Your opinion please....
    OD Linehaul = (2700mi x 0.56cpm) / 70hrs recap = $21.60 / hr OR $1512/wk
    UPS seasonal package driver = (18.75 x 40) + (18.75 x 1.5 x 10) = $1031/wk

    ***OD would give me tractor-trailer experience....which i can then apply back to UPS as a Feeder(Tractor Trailer Driver) which required 1yr min which is a requirement on web application.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2015
  8. Rubber Neck

    Rubber Neck Light Load Member

    235
    266
    Apr 21, 2015
    0
    If someone has been driving package cars for a while and bids into feeder, they take their pay with them, but not seniority. The math on the checkstub above is around 32.00 and some change not 34. Anything over 8 or 40 hours is time and a half. But thats the only way you will start off in feeders at that pay rate. Starting rate is 18.75 for single trailer. 19.08 for doubles as shown in my pic a few posts above.

    As for what you should do....it's a crap shoot. At OD you will start off at a higher rate and be a full time employee. At UPS, you're just seasonal and there is nothing to gaurantee you becoming full time. Lots of people don't. You may never make it full time, and never get into feeders.
    It's a crap shoot. Tough decision.
     
    Josh_ Thanks this.
  9. Rubber Neck

    Rubber Neck Light Load Member

    235
    266
    Apr 21, 2015
    0
    Also that check stub is a goof up one way or another.
     
    Josh_ Thanks this.
  10. Josh_

    Josh_ Light Load Member

    82
    14
    May 22, 2015
    0
    I'll see how the interview with OD goes tomorrow; exactly 2 weeks....after i submitted hard-copy app/certficate to the linehaul manager on the 15th.
    Long-term plan is to own late model truck and contract it out to: http://www.drive4roadrunner.com/rr-lp-2015/oo-truckload-rrtruckload.php
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015
  • Draft saved Draft deleted