cover driver time frame

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bb111, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. bb111

    bb111 New Member

    Hello everyone i was recently hired in package handling i wanted to know the averege time that i could expect to start cover driving! My good friend started in 1 1/2 years but i wanted some more input on this, I'm at a center in central fl.
    Thanks for any info!!
     
  2. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member


    It is completely different in each building. All you can do is look at the last few new drivers in your building as a rough estimate to how much time it may take you to become a driver. I know of centers that are hiring off the street and centers that it takes more than 5 years to get a driving job.
     
  3. bb111

    bb111 New Member

    Thanks Rodster
     
  4. Find out when you will be having drivers start to retire. Next through conversation find out how many package handlers want to go into driving; this will give you a better clue on where you stand in line for a steering wheel. Also don't get to discouraged if there is quite a few ahead of you, they may not have clean driving records!
     
  5. edd_tv

    edd_tv Cardboard picker upper

    7 years where i am
     
  6. Docparcel79

    Docparcel79 Member

    It's now 4-5 years where I'm at. Good luck with the driving.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Some of the less senior people here tell me they look for oppurtunities....

    ...like a senior driver walking out into traffic while they're driving by.





    Vultures!
     
  8. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

    Friends don't let friends cover drive, esp in Central Florida. Too hot, get a job in the A/C :)