UPS FEEDER VS O/O

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by QotisFiya, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. QotisFiya

    QotisFiya Bobtail Member

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    I’m a feeder driver at UPS, my pay is 21hr. I will top out at 42.50 in 4 years. Also the opportunity for sleeper teams making $1.00 per mile is also there.

    lately I been looking into O/O for a while and was wondering do O/O make more then Feeder Drivers at top pay ?
     
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  3. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    Is that a night position?
     
  4. QotisFiya

    QotisFiya Bobtail Member

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    Yea it’s nights
     
  5. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    A few who are skilled businessmen do. Many also lose their shirt too. The great thing about owning a business is that you are in control of your success and or failure and your income in only limited by you.

    That being said UPS Feeder is about the best paying gig in the trucking industry and if you can put up with the culture is a job you retire from. Me, I wouldn't last there but for some it's a real good life.
     
  6. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Stay where your at. You’ll thank me later.....

    BTW, my brother works for UPS, he can retire anytime he wants now. You can’t beat the benefits from there.
     
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  7. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Medium Load Member

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    I would stay where you are, especially if you have decent benefits and retirement.
    As an O/O you never get to clock out and your success can be contingent on many factors, including luck.
    I'm an O/O because it fits my needs at this stage in my life.
    My brother is a union driver with ABF and is looking at an actual retirement in a few years, which is becoming increasingly rare.
     
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  8. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    You'll top out at over 40hr and want to go o o. Pure insanity
     
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  9. QotisFiya

    QotisFiya Bobtail Member

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    I’ll just stay, somehow in my mind I’m tempted to do O/O cause everyone says they gross 5 to 6K a week or even more. But everyone’s situation is unique.

    Guess I’ll just stay then, that’s a privilege itself. Yea benefits are nice for sure.

    Seems like a gamble to do O/O, I’ll just play it safe.

    I just hate having to grind it out for a few more years, not to sound ungrateful. I just hate starting low, I was in the oilfield until Covid hit.
     
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  10. NavigatorWife

    NavigatorWife Road Train Member

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    Husband was a lease driver for a company. The pay is not as great as what you are getting now, and your future pay will be a whole lot more I think than being an o/o. Being a lease driver gives more freedom vs company, and usually a little more money. But it also gives you all the headaches of upkeep on a truck. He just leased his truck, and re-leased one in 3yrs. This way it stayed under warranty, which when broke down is a pain still, and having things that to be done, like new tires, batteries, etc are expensive.

    There is a lot of sitting around waiting to be unloaded at dc's, no loads in area and having to move to another area. Dispatch did send the loads out, and I'm sure with all the companies out there now, it's a dime a dozen.
    Hope this helps. Spring fever is in the air.
    And be sure to be careful driving.
     
  11. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    I do but pay is not why I left 10 years of seniority at Buster 9 years ago. If you are strictly concerned with pay, stay at Buster. If you tired of working nights, weekends and other things maybe consider it. It better be in the top 5% of owner op pay if you plan to do better long term. If you are at $21 you are brand new. Give it some time and stay for a career there if you like it. Any good job you don’t start at the top and Buster is a good job for most people. Not everyone, but definitely most people.
     
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