Driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by whome, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. whome

    whome Member

    Looking to start Saturday air driving but don't know how to drive manual. Knowbdy I know has a manual car, so any tips on hat to do..who would I talk to to do Saturday air
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If you can't find it grind it.
     
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    All of our Sat. cars are the small automatics. Find out who is in charge on Saturday. Usually a lower rated driver sup.
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Head on down to your closest new car dealer, find the fastest and sexiest car on the lot with a manual and ask to take it out for a test drive.
     
  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    If you don't have experience driving a standard for some period of time you'll fail the road test because you can't stall, roll backwards, etc. the previous poster was correct. Once you're trained you'd be driving a tiny truck with an automatic transmission for air driving.
     
  6. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    Talk to your sup and see if they will let you come in on a sat morn. and drive around the lot to get the hang of it..
     
  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

  8. didyousheetit

    didyousheetit Active Member

    as a previous post stated see if they will let you come in and drive on the lot assuming yours is big enough. Years ago I came in on sat to help a pt who was going to take drivers test. What I did was to help him with the clutch release and stopping was to set my open lid coffee on dash and tell him if you spill it you will fail your test. After about a half hour he had it down pat.
     
  9. sigreq

    sigreq Member

    If your mirrors don't smack your windows going down the road then you ain't goin fast enough!!
     
  10. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Your a dude and you cant drive a stick wtf dude lol. Im just playing witcha dude,but it is kinda funny. Good advice from sheetit though. See if you can get a quick lesson in the parking lot. Trust me theres nothing to it you can learn that so easy its ridiculous. I wouldnt sweat it dude youll be fine youngblood. Id see if at least someone your friends with will give you a quick lesson. I remember the first car i bought was a 1987 Ford Escort Gt and it was a stick had never drove a stick in my life, the ride home was like 50 min and i tought myself quickly. As long as you know the principal as to how a manual works youll be fine.
     
  11. whome

    whome Member

    Or is there any way to get more hours than I work. Like pick up from the drop boxes..lost my second job and freaking out..I got mouths to feed. So close to getting the bennies too so I don't want to quit
     
  12. upschick95

    upschick95 Member

    I rented a Uhaul that was a manual, also happen to be the biggest truck they rent (and the only manual). Don't know if it helped. About two years after that I needed another car, so I bought a manual on purpose. That helped :-) but not everyone can buy a car. Not sure it Uhaul still rents any manuals, but its worth a try.
     
  13. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Dont let frustration get to you. Youll get there bro. The money is well worth the wait but the headache is a whole nother beast lol.
     
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Worth a try, but for liability reasons I don't see it happening.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Happens all the time. The Saturday sup will sit in the jump seat while you drive around the parking lot.
     
  16. mikeny

    mikeny UPSer

    last saturday i came in to practice driving and the sup showed me a few things and told me not to crash (lol) and let me take as long as i needed by myself around the yard. helped me out a lot, took the test on monday and did great on it.
     
  17. Whargoul

    Whargoul Active Member

    What I did is I asked my sups and center manager if I could come in after my shift and practice driving in the lot. They told me that was fine as long as their was a truck available. My hub is pretty small and our lot is really small... you can get to 3rd max. But, I learned how to drive the truck that way. I found out who was working sats and I would call them up and ask if I could come drive around for practice in the lot. The first few times they rode around with me for about 10 mins to make sure I wasn't going to crash into anything and then they just let me drive around by myself. All you got to do is be assertive and ask them - the worst thing that will happen is they tell you "no". The week before I took my road test I asked the HR rep if I could have some on-road practice and they let me drive a package car around the city for about an hour one day. I didn't think they would let me do that but they said I showed initiative.