Disqualified from cover driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jrf4life, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. jrf4life

    jrf4life New Member

    In my center cover driving is a part time job. Yesterday i was disqualified from cover driving:sick:. Can i still run saturday air ?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Was your disqualification based upon your actions while driving the pkg car or was it based upon you not making the numbers during your 30 days? If it was based upon not making the numbers but had nothing to do with your driving you should be OK to drive Saturday air.
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You will find out in your UPS career that there will be many things that you are "not qualified for"-----------------------------------------------unless they are short handed and then you will suddenly "be qualified".:wink2:
     
  4. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    "...Yesterday i was disqualified from cover driving:sick:...."

    Well, of course it depends - we need more information.

    If you were DQ'd because they felt you were slower than you should have been, then you will probably still be allowed to run Sat air.

    However, if you were DQ'd because you brought in a machine gun and, yelling obscenities and total gibberish, mowed down half the drivers for no reason at all, then you will probably be promoted to management.
     
  5. jrf4life

    jrf4life New Member

    i was DQed because she said i needed more time to learn to drive the 5 speed package car like UPS wants you to drive it . can i still drive sat air.
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    What does WIBHYR spell?
     
  7. jrf4life

    jrf4life New Member

    I don't know ?!
     
  8. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Did you ask her where the 5 speed package car simulator was located? Makes no sense to DQ someone because they need more experience.
     
  9. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    No disrespect - you are obviously leaving something out. I mean very obviously. What would make them feel that way? Did you stall alot? Miss gears? Trip over the shifter?

    I feel like a dentist.
     
  10. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Is this your first time driving a stick ??

    If so that might be the problem ups doesn't teach people to how to drive a stick. You either know it or you don't.

    If you driven them before than you just have to get used to driving each package car every stick drives a little different. So what the supervisor told you was a bunch of garbage.

    If you need more time they usually extend your 30 days possible another 30 days to they think you can do the job. It's probably more like things are getting slow and they don't need you driving right now.
     
  11. jrf4life

    jrf4life New Member

    i did stall out twice, but after her going nuts and yelling at me to say the safety info. i could not even say anything without her yelling at me first . I could not think straight with all the yelling. her yelling effected my driving and thought process.
     
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Sounds like me driving with my wife, what with all the yelling. Shut the hell up for the love of god, I'm a professional teamster driver.
     
  13. jrf4life

    jrf4life New Member

    can i still drive saturday air ?
     
  14. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Yes.





    Errr... No....



    Uhhh... ??? Anyone else know ?

    Why do you guys still have trucks with stick shifters ?????

    Just transfer to my center. All the trucks are automatics.
     
  15. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    What's so important about driving Saturday air? Isn't cover driving more lucrative? Why not just tell your supe to stop yelling at you and treat you with the respect you deserve? After this, tell her you want to cover drive.
     
  16. jrf4life

    jrf4life New Member

    this was during driver training ! I know cover driving is more lucrative but can i still do sat air after getting dq'ed for cover driving.
     
  17. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    There won't be a sure answer given here. Here are your two choices...

    1. If you really MUST know, before Saturday, ask your SUP. GOOD: You'll know for sure. BAD: You may be reminding them that they don't want you to work Saturdays anymore.

    2. Just show up Saturday for Air. GOOD: You'll probably drive, because they probably communicate as well as they do here BAD: If they did communicate, and they don't want you to drive Saturdays, you woke up early for nothing.

    I'd do #2
     
  18. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

    Did you pass driving school?
     
  19. pissedoffmanager

    pissedoffmanager New Member


    In most areas yes you can, if you passed the weeklong drivers class, your disqualification as a cover driver will not affect you driving Saturday air. You may however be required to undergo another road test with the Saturday supervisor in your center, but under the contract you can still be an air/shuttle driver during the week, and can drive Saturday air, I say this as being someone from the eastern part of the country, in my former center, this was the case, due to different areas of the country....it may be different.
     
  20. jrf4life

    jrf4life New Member

    I got DQ'ed on the practice driving test in driving school. I believe they just had too many drivers.