UPS Freight

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by driver81, May 29, 2013.

  1. Chaos268

    Chaos268 Light Load Member

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    Why does UPS package make so much money? I guess they have their own deal with the Teamsters and all, but dam that is a lot of money plus benefits too.
     
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  3. CenutryClass

    CenutryClass Road Train Member

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    think about how much it costs to send a domestic parcel via UPS...ta da..there she goes.. And you ever wonder why so many online companies give free shipping? Its in the price the rest of us pay too..I have nothing against parcel drivers, more power to them and how much they make.. I wouldnt work there, I refuse to work for any union company regardless of pay. And in my time on the road, I find ups drivers impolite, and think they are kings of the road.. this is only my opinion though
     
  4. Marksteven

    Marksteven Road Train Member

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    There is more than one reason, however UPS package has absolutely ZERO competition in their field, fedex is not their competitor, they simply have no competition when it comes to parcel. They are big enough that they can piss off a customer and not b too concerned. when it comes to UPS Freight, any LTL carrier can be a potential competitor. I am not trying to suck butt however UPS parcel drivers earn their cash, if you slack there , you will be gone.
     
  5. ACH1130

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    Doing a 100-130 stops a day carrying heavy packages does a lot to you. Working at fedex ground I did the same work they did but they made a lot more and to me it wasn't worth it at fedex. Especially carrying all that heavy stuff up stairs and all, spending the day walking around a mall delivering. They deff earn their money they make.

    i think Con-Way has completely brainwashed you CC.
     
  6. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    100-130 stops a day? That means 100-130 customers I have to deal with. No thank you. I am glad I clicked on the "linedriver" application instead of P&D. Turns out, we never did hire a new P&D guy anyway. I got more luck than anything, that's for sure.
     
  7. Marksteven

    Marksteven Road Train Member

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    Some do more, almost 200+ stops and thats no bull! I know a 120lb female that outworks me everyday.
     
  8. Chaos268

    Chaos268 Light Load Member

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    " He said if it was PArcel he wouldve just dealt with it, but hes back at YRC after a 4 year layoff from the merge. He was a dock worker and his terminal had a different union thn teamsters for them. "


    Just curious, I see you were saying a YRC terminal has a different union than the Teamsters for the dock workers. Could you elaborate on that? I am not surprised at anything the unions are allowing to happen now-a-days but still..........
     
  9. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    I did anywhere from 75-125 stops per day. My first route was the mall and I loved it, I was single at the time and hit on every girl around my age I ran into. Got a few numbers as well. When they combined the two into one route I lost the mall. The other guy told me how all the girls there missed me lol. My second route there were still a lot of girls. Same thing pretty much, and when I trained the guy who was taking over it after I put my two weeks in he texted me saying what were you doing they all ask for you LOL.

    @markstevens oh I know. I helped a friend out one day during peak season when I was on layoff. We did 245 stops. We started at 8am and were done at 430. All stops were really close together so it works fast plus there's two of us lol. He normally averaged 150 regular, it's the easiest route he owns.
     
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  10. cool35

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    I worked for FedEx Express for 6 months. I'll never do it again nor would I go to UPS. I don't care how much they paid me! I knew what the UPS guys were making cause we had a lot of the same customers. UPS would be loading a lot more stuff but I was fine with that. Every UPS parcel guy I talked to hated their job. Same at FedEx.
     
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  11. Marksteven

    Marksteven Road Train Member

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    I dont know about them hating there job but lets not forget the countless surgeries most of those drivers have been thru due to repetitious lifting and exiting the van. Not to say us LTLers havent been hurt. I have had 3 surgeries so far from peddling injuries.
     
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