This Teamster building supply road driver pays dues.. and gets good union paid miles,also health care but because he's an afilliated Teamster he doesn't get any union pension. He's been driving for his company 12 years. He told me he's bought houses,and paid off the mortgages,and made other investments that when he's ready to retire,with social security he'll also have $6000.00 a month from his investments,seeing he won't be receiving a union pension. I'm sure he is leaving out a lot of his story? I only had a short time to talk to him at a Home Dumpster Store loading dock. He said he lived,and worked out of N.J.,with exclusive rights of his company only supplying Home Depots,and 84 lumber stores on the east coast. I'd think he'd know after 12 years were he stood with his union afilliate,but he claimed he didn't know what it was all about. Who knows? Thats why I asked about it for myself of you truckingboard posters,just another union question. Shifterknobs answers sounds good to me. If this drivers set up to retire like he says he's no dummy.