Driver Interview in Massachusetts

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stra2d, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. stra2d

    stra2d jay2u

    I'm scheduled to attend an interview for a drivers position, and wanted to know if I would actually be hired as a driver ? I've read a few posts that suggest that I need to work in another capacity for a few years and wanted to get the "low down" on the job.
    Appreciate any info.
     
  2. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    It is possible they are hiring for a full time permanent driver position. But the odds of that are extremely low. Most likely they are hiring for a temporary seasonal driver position.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you are interviewing for a driver position that is the position that you will be offered. As Brownrod said it is most likely a seasonal driver position. If you are hired use this as your opportunity to impress them in the hopes of landing a permanent position.
     
  4. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Where abouts in MA if it in western ma it's a Seasonal Job which means you will be laid off Before December 31
     
  5. stra2d

    stra2d jay2u

    yep... they told me it was for a seasonal driver position that goes from October till Dec. Any advice or suggestions on this ?
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Work you butt off, impress the hell out of them and hope for a call back in the spring.
     
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    As Upstate said work your butt off, However first you need to be safe you can't get into an accident else it's over and you can't get hurt. So although you need to work hard you need to be smart about it.

    1. Show up at the building atleast 20 minutes before the PCM each day so you can see what your doing and ask other drivers if you have questions.
    2. Get street map (atlas) of the Area
    3. Spend a couple of minutes sorting your next 20-30 stops so your not looking for them when you get to the stop this will save you alot of time.
    4. Don't get hurt or into a accident so don't drive like an idiot and running around like your head is cut off.

    Just take your time and after a couple of days you'll start to get the hang of things and learn what you should do and not do. Your not going to be able to post the numbers a regular drive post for a week or two if that so just try to do a little better each day.
     
  8. stra2d

    stra2d jay2u

    Thanks for the advice... it's well taken and appreciated.