UPS Feeder Driver

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  1. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Yeah, basically this. I was speaking to the rookie Feeder experience. Nights and weird schedules are how you pay your dues.
     
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  3. Midwesttrucker

    Midwesttrucker Light Load Member

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    couldn't agree more. I still have nights and weird schedules. Paying them dues is starting to pay off.
     
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  4. LtlAnonymous

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    I'm 2.5 years in, 1.5 full-time. No end in sight, but...one day at a time.
     
  5. Daniel55645

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    Are all the drivers home daily? UPS would be a dream, but I can't do that out and back on the same strip of highway every night. I like being out all week. That's why I stay on the extra board at Estes.
     
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  6. LtlAnonymous

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    Yeah, home every day.
     
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  8. Alegria123

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    Thank u for posting! I'm getting hired as a seasonal feeder Driver. U think I should try it out? HR said they never hired feeder drivers off the street for seasonal! HR also said this is a rare opportunity or just a fluke.
     
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  9. dog-c

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    I drove seasonal feeder last Xmas season 2017

    Their facilities suck. The parsippany yard was built in the 50’s and isn’t designed for 53’ trailers. The Newark yard by giants stadium is the most intimidating, stressful and confusing yard I have ever been in.

    Dispatchers treat you like a turd floating in a river.


    Working this gig was the hardest and challenging- they have managers that stand and watch you, pressuring you to back in to docks with inches to spare. You have to avoid hitting trailers with a manager saying “cmon hurry it up get it in the dock”

    Then you’re fighting with yard jockeys that detest your presence. They get mad when your backing in to the dock they are next to.

    Their trucks - are slip seat but there are drivers who claim certain trucks and will cry a river if you take their truck.

    I’ve been in Mack trucks with over 1,300,000 miles in them ready to crack.

    Management is out of touch with drivers. Lots of animosity and discontent.

    And the scheduling is not negotiable.
     
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  10. Midwesttrucker

    Midwesttrucker Light Load Member

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    All I can say is give it a shot and see. Being a Seasonal can really suck at times but it could lead to a full time job at UPS. Do your best and let them know you want a full time job. You will slip seat trucks and as someone mentioned if you get someones truck with seniority yes they do wine. Only reason is that truck was assigned to the bid they were awarded. Dispatchers treat everyone like a turd here so just smile, nod, and collect your paycheck. After 4 years of work I'm now on a permanent triples bid. Many seasonals were hired after the holiday season with full time jobs. Just do what your told to do, answer the phone when they call you and do the job to the best of your abilities.
     
  11. LtlAnonymous

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    Man, I'm glad I work at a terminal where everyone is respectful and fun. I hear some stories out of other terminals, and it almost sounds like they're describing a different company.
     
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