Driving record

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Boat Mode, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Boat Mode

    Boat Mode New Member

    Hello everyone. A friend of my uncle's works as an HR manager for UPS in my area. He told me, back in June, that he would be able to get me a position with the company when I was able to start, and I just began contacting him about this. Yesterday I was informed he would be able to give me a job on a truck right off the bat (I was skeptical but this is what he told my uncle). About three hours later, I got in my first car accident. It was a minor fender-bender, but I fear this might ruin my chances with the company for a while.

    I'm usually a good driver and the only other mark on my driving record is a speeding ticket from January 2011. Would any of you guys know what this means for my chances of getting the position?
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Did you get a ticket??
  3. Boat Mode

    Boat Mode New Member

    I received a ticket for an expired license (not a moving violation and I had no idea it expired on my birthday), but I'm renewing it tomorrow and fighting the ticket. The only other ticket I have is the one from 2011, and this was my first accident.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If the ticket stays on your record, you will have to wait a year.
  5. Boat Mode

    Boat Mode New Member

    Even if its just for an expired license? Its been over a year since the last ticket. Does the accident affect my chances?
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Call the HR person and ask.
  7. Boat Mode

    Boat Mode New Member

    I would be he still doesn't have power from hurricane Sandy. I was just wondering if anyone knew off hand.
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Hey, your uncle's friend is the HR manager. The fix is in. Don't worry.
  9. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It's called a casual driver position if you got it you proabably wouldn't be around after Dec 24. You won't have to worry about it if the ticket sticks. But then again the friend of your uncle should be able to help you out.
  10. Boat Mode

    Boat Mode New Member

    He told me it wouldn't be a seasonal position... I need to give him a call when I can. Thanks for the responses guys, pretty down about this =/
  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Well if you start before Jan 1 it's seasonal unless your still driving in January and Feb. My bet would be that if you drive before Jan 1. Come January 1st they will offer you a PT position either in the morning or Night shift. inside not driving. Jan and Feb is the time when they lay people off and or ask people to take days off they don't hire new drivers.
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Be careful-----they will tell you anything. The manager friend of your uncles is probably so used to lying that he can't help himself.
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    There are rules. You cant just walk in and drive permanently.
  14. Boat Mode

    Boat Mode New Member

    Well I am willing to work in the warehouse for a couple years or do whatever I need to. I'm definitely not looking for something temporary though. I appreciate the responses, I just cant believe how awful this timing is.
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  16. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    +1. There are rules.

  17. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Being a lifer that took forever to get a FT driving spot, I hope you never do.
  18. Justaname

    Justaname Member

    A couple years... Try 7 to 10
  19. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Just what we need, another drug addict !
  20. Boat Mode

    Boat Mode New Member

    Thanks for the hate guys. Maybe I don't want a job if half the employees are this cool in person.