C.D.L. class to choose?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OG MIKE, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. OG MIKE

    OG MIKE New Member

    hi,im barely gonna start working as a package handler but want to get my CDL so i can be a driver,i got expirience driving stick and im studying the book the dmv gave me...hope fully it can help my chances to be driver faster...the dmv says i have to choose a class,class A,class B and class C...i wanted to know witch one do i gotta choose for package car driver...or did the old lady at the dmv not know what she was talking about?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Re: CDL class to choose?

    I have a Class C non-CDL.
     
  3. badpal

    badpal Member

    Re: CDL class to choose?

    Dont need CDL for package car so i wouldnt rush getting it . Especially if your still young if you get a dwi with a CDL license causes more trouble. I not sure but heard you can be busted with a very low blood alcohol content if you have a CDL. But i guess if you dont drink wouldnt hurt. Especially if things dont work out at UPS, freight drivers in great demand .
     
  4. upandcomer

    upandcomer New Member

    Re: CDL class to choose?

    I believe in most states the legal limit when having a CDL is half the normal legal limit.

    Since most states are .08, that would mean you get a DWI, DUI, OWI (whatever your state calls it) at .04. That is basically one beer to give you a frame of reference.
     
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Re: CDL class to choose?

    Yeap, a DUI is .04 here. Don't waste your time and money to get a CDL for Package Car, you don't need it. I have a sister-in-law that wasted $6000 going to a truck driving school. She didn't like driving tractors, she works for Greyhound now.
     
  6. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Re: CDL class to choose?

    Package Car jobs are bid by seniority. You can't speed-up the process.

    In the meantime, sign up for Saturday Air Driving to get some experience.
     
  7. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    Re: CDL class to choose?

    Don't need a CDL to drive a Package Car, as all package cars are under 26000 lbs GCVW.
     
  8. OG MIKE

    OG MIKE New Member

    Re: CDL class to choose?

    oh ok,yeah hopefully every thing works out at ups so one day ill get the CDL to jump to freight driver (way down the line) but i guess i dont need it now...thanks guys,i really apppriciate it..ill def sign up for sat air driving as soon as i can
     
  9. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    As already stated you don't need a CDL for package car. If or when you have enough seniority to get a position that requires a CDL (feeders) UPS will train you for it. Don't waste your time for now.

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  10. Random_Facts

    Random_Facts Member

    Re: CDL class to choose?

    Everyone who already posted before me is correct. You don't need a CDL to drive a UPS package car, but if you HAD to choose a license. I'd go with the A. Seeing as in that case if you ever needed to do A/b or C you can. Seeing as you got the 'king' of all licenses. But that's just my opinion. If you don't plan to do any trucking or 26,001 or higher in weight anytime soon. Then no CDL is better. =). Good luck.
     
  11. OG MIKE

    OG MIKE New Member

    Re: CDL class to choose?

    haha :happy2: thanks
     
  12. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    But Class A may offer more choices,But at the same time,you'll have to move up the list.