Do UPS drivers get drug tested?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by demetriddp, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    Hey just wondering if they test the drivers for drugs?

    peace :peaceful:
     
  2. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    if there is suspicion
     
  3. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    no just feeder and class b drivers go to page 89 of the contract
     
  4. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

     
  5. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    Oh ok, so it's not a routine thing like it is at USPS then.
     
  6. brownman170

    brownman170 New Member

    But they need good reason, can't do it just because
     
  7. blaeux35

    blaeux35 New Member

    they do randoms all the time
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yes but it does not detect serial killers so you're ok.
     
  9. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    they do?? I know they do for feeders but in over 20 years I've never heard of this for pkg car.
     
  10. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Lulz
     
  11. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    they only random test cdl and class a they can not test pkg car drivers. go to page 89 and 90 of the contract
     
  12. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    If, management suspects a driver to be under the influence of a controlled substance, you better believe they'll send the person for a drug test.

    I've seen this happen to a driver here in So. Cal. A customer on His route, called in to report His out of the ordinary behavior. He was terminated of course.

    If any driver has a problem, please get some help.
     
  13. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I would like to know what specific behavior the driver was fired for.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom


    Was acting real agitated. Seemed to be in a hurry. Mumbled something about having to be 5 places in the next 2 minutes.
     
  15. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Not sure what the behavior was, but we can assume it was very odd, for a customer to be that concerned.

    The point is, He's no longer employed due to drug abuse.
     
  16. Feederdrivermack

    Feederdrivermack New Member


    hehehe
     
  17. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member


    The problem with this observation is its normal behavior for a UPS driver,, lol. There is no way a human can be given our work load and act normal. Add 4 OCA's to an already tight pick-up schedule and its enough to make someone crazy.

    I have to point out that this is the area UPS rubs customers the wrong way. Its a solid reason why they choose the competition over UPS. They employ too many drivers that can't handle the workload and pass their frustration on to the customers.

    The customers don't care and they don't want a delivery person ranting and raving about how difficult his job is. The center should either lighten him up or not make him seniority because its ruining our reputation.
     
  18. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    ... whattaya need?...
     
  19. leastbest

    leastbest LeastBest

    That is what is called, "A Sense of Urgency"
     
  20. Pump Up The Volume

    Pump Up The Volume New Member

    In this past year, 1 22.3 and 2 package car drivers were fired for multiple failed testings. Feeders are always getting tested.