US mail contractors

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Graymist, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. BIgDogD

    BIgDogD Bobtail Member

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    Anyone know of any companies out of the Phoenix area that does only USPS runs? relocating and need info. any and all is great-full !! Thx!
     
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  3. Sublime

    Sublime Road Train Member

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    Nevermind.
     
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  5. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Eagle Express Lines has a Phoenix terminal. @BIgDogD
     
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  6. DoneYourWay

    DoneYourWay Light Load Member

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    i met an OO running out of the USPS distribution plant in Richmond, CA contracted by
    Hoovestol Inc., he raved about his contract-clean, predictable, consistent work, freight is sometimes full truck and sometimes one tiny bucket of mail but he never has any overweight issues, USPS runs like clockwork, pick up is efficient and they do not waste his time, Hooverstool does slip seat so no pets or riders if you drive their trucks, the USPS does their own pre-trip on his trucks, he has three trucks running these lanes and his situation is very profitable
     
  7. damonarnold816

    damonarnold816 Light Load Member

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    Eagle Express Lines and they are looking for drivers
     
  8. Formose

    Formose Bobtail Member

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    I've been looking for a usps mail run in New Jersey. Own my own 26ft truck. But haven't found anyone willing to take me on I the evening.
     
  9. CapeBuffalo

    CapeBuffalo Light Load Member

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    Which of these contractors run in TN (Knoxville), are there contractors that will hire you like a O/O with your own truck?
     
  10. daf

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    Does anyone know if mail contractors can make you take their 401 K or Insurance for that matter?

    Also out of my location, one contractor wants to only pay $4.70 for H&W but most others are paying $5.11 at the same location. Is there a place I can go t o see what contractors are suppose to pay for H&W?
     
  11. Pepper24

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    I did work for a mail contractor years ago (MCA).When I was there the post office required all employees of the contractors to be covered by health insurance,you didn't have to by it from the contractor but you had to show proof you were covered..As far as HW pay I worked out of Jacksonville FL terminal don't remember if all contacts out of that terminal paid the same sorry do remember you lost your HW pay after 40 hours
     
  12. Sublime

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    How H&W is paid is up to the contractor. We require health ins or 401k or a mixture of the two.

    H&W benefits are set depending on the origination location for the contract and when the contract was signed.

    A person doesn't "lose" H&W pay after 40hrs. It just isn't required to be paid. Can't lose what you don't have to begin with.

    You can ask for the Wage Determination but they don't have to show it.
     
  13. daf

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    Why do so many drivers for mail contractors work 2 or 3 hours a day for free?

    I know of one run that takes 12 hours to complete but the drivers only get paid for 10 hours. Another run takes 14 hours and sometimes 15(6 days a week, paper logs) to complete but only pays 12, and just recently a contractor is trying to hire workers to do a run that starts at 2:30AM and ends at 5:30 PM but claims it pays between 12 1/2 - 14 hours. You do the math. Of course the last job runs paper logs. That company is pretty much asking you to break the law as you couldn't pull away from the dock and drive if you over 14 hours.

    Another run the contractor only pay 17 hours when it clearly takes 18, along with a non paying 12 hour layover. For the week, a driver is out 93 hours and only gets paid for 51. I guess some truckers like to work for free.
     
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