Thinking about jumping ship

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by Mr. Pinkers, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Mr. Pinkers

    Mr. Pinkers New Member

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    Had an offer to come join UPS Freight doing P&D. Currently work at another LTL.

    I'm curious about the culture at UPSF. Do you run as hard as the parcel folks do? Guys I work with refer to UPSF as the 'Marine Corp of the LTLs.'

    What is the pay scale for city P&D at a terminal near Cleveland? How is overtime treated?

    Do the tractors have onboard cameras facing the driver and the view out?

    Is the relationship between the Union and Management tedious or do they get along?

    Appreciate you guys taking time to give your input. Just feel like my current job is a sinking ship and want to go to a company with longevity.
     
  2. sppollock

    sppollock Active Member

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    Full time pay starts at 17.20/hr and you get a .50 raise after seniority. 1 year to 18.70/hr, 2 year to 20.00/hr, 3 year to 24.00/hr and you top out at the 4th year which we don't know what it is due to contract will be up in 2018. Over time is anything after 8 hours is paid at time and a half.

    We do not have and onboard cameras at all, neither facing the driver or out the window.

    The relationship between management and hourly isn't always bad, its like any other company with the expection that UPS Freight expects more for there money. If you work and just do your job safely you should be okay.

    Alot of the time things are strained like at any job, management wants to squeeze as much out of you as possible, it just depends on how you want to fight to do your job safely.
     
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  3. Mr. Pinkers

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    Wow. Those starting rates are low. I would've figured they'd be higher than where I am now.

    How is healthcare handled?
     
  4. sppollock

    sppollock Active Member

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    The healthcare is okay, as long as you don't need eye care, that sucks big time. We are administered through the central states medical.

    $50.00/month for single
    100.00/month for you and spouse
    150.00/month family
     
  5. GaffneyRddriver

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    New hires got railroaded last contract.
     
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  6. Mr. Pinkers

    Mr. Pinkers New Member

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    You aren't kidding. Wonder if it'll change come 18.
     
  7. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And what's the sick days, personal days and holidays like for new hires?
     
  8. sppollock

    sppollock Active Member

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    New hires get screwed. No sick days, vacation days or paid holidays until 1 year. Some of the benefits might not start until the January after one year, such as vacation days.
     
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    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nothing sucks quite like a Hoffa contract.
     
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    Or having a package person negotiating a freight contract. We'll have to vote it down more then once next time.
     
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  11. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well...at least you won't have to deal with foreigners on your contract like we did the IBT election.
     
  12. Mr. Pinkers

    Mr. Pinkers New Member

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    Jesus Christ. No sick days for the first year? What if you are stuck up with the flu and can't come in?
     
  13. sppollock

    sppollock Active Member

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    Don't die. Seriously, you wont get paid, but you wont get fired, unless of course it happens before you make seniority. 45 punches in 90 days.
     
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    That's not terrible then. With where I'm at now, if you take off with no sick days, it's very heavily frowned upon. You will get written up, even though you can protest it.
     
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    Oh, after you make seniority they will write you up, but we seem to laugh at write ups because if you are really sick then those write ups are more like written paper airplanes. Don't lie and they cant do anything to you, lie and loose your job.
     
  16. Mr. Pinkers

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    If you don't mind me asking, which terminal are you out of?
     
  17. sppollock

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    I'm out of Kent, WA. It's a medium sized end of line terminal.
     
  18. Freight Maniac

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    Yall must of mot receive any new tractors where u at cause those new freightliners have forward facing cameras
     
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    No, we have 3 new freightliners and 1 new Volvo and no cameras.
     
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    At my location we received 2 freightliners about 3 months ago that was automatic trans with forward facing cameras
     

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