Driving test question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheKid99, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    I know it requires you to know how to drive a manual transmission.

    But I was told they will teach you how to drive a stick before the driving test.. is this true? I just don't want to go to the driving test unprepared.

    I drove similar package cars at FedEx... just not manual.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are there any manual transmission pkg cars at your center? We have none and our guys take the road test in an automatic.

    Resident know-it-all.
  3. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    We have some I believe.

    Alot of the package cars are automatic from my eyes.

    If I can take the test with an automatic it will be a piece of cake

    If I have to use manual i have to rent a truck because from the sound of it they want you to already know how to drive manual.
  4. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    So the road test you go through cones, park, etc?
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Good luck trying to find a stick shift truck to rent.

    The test is on public roads.

    Resident know-it-all.
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  6. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Lol I know it will be hard but ill find one

    And wow ok that is great.
  7. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    But actually I was asking is the test on driving, parking and riding through cones

    Not a park lol
  8. JDA88

    JDA88 New Member

    Ask the Saturday sup if you can come in and practice. You should be able to practice around the yard. Good luck.
  9. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Ask your center manager if you will indeed be tested using a manual transmission. Your test will be out of your building around an area of town and back. You will probably back the pkg. car up to the building. Honking horn checking mirrors demonstrating the depth of knowledge a pre trip, slowing down to 15 mph at railroad crossings looking left right left,etc. I don't think there will be comes but I wouldn't put it past them. Have you went to class yet?
  10. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    If there is even 1 p/c in your building with a manual transmission then you will be required to know how to drive it.
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  11. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Plan for the worst. Meaning if you plan to drive the manual trans. car and they actually give you an auto you will be good to go. If you expect an auto and get a manual you're screwed.
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We have a seasonal that can't drive stick so he gets an automatic. I know this as fact because he was given my truck. The upside is I get a smaller truck.
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  13. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    stay in school...
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  14. brownman.canada

    brownman.canada New Member

    In our location we don't have manuel pc anymore just automatic.
  15. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Another BOG????
  16. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    It's more like a drive around the block to see if you can drive a stick and manage to not hit anything for 15 minutes. They need drivers here so bad it's kind of a joke.
  17. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I'll trade ya a slightly used 28 year old 800 for power steering.
  18. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Same thing happens in my center around peak. All new automatic trucks are given to new seasonal drivers because they don't know how to drive stick Lol. The sups even have to pull them out of lineup for them. They can't even do that!!!!
  19. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Smaller than a P5?
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We have a a few new drivers in the last two years DQ for hitting Nother truck while pulling out.