Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ChrisBenoit, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. ChrisBenoit

    ChrisBenoit New Member

    Unfortunately I failed my road test , typically how long do I have to wait to re-take it??? Someone told me 6 months but is there anyway I can get it shorter ??? I'm highly upset =( so please no jokes....
    Okay maybe 1 or 2 jokes ...
  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    What part did you fail on
  3. ChrisBenoit

    ChrisBenoit New Member

    Rolled back in the hill just a little and hit the curb while turning right
  4. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    Is hitting the curb an automatic fail or did you have other things too? I think you can miss like 120 points or something and each bad thing is 10?
  5. ChrisBenoit

    ChrisBenoit New Member

    It's 125 points , but for some reason the pt sup looked like he was annoyed from the start of it so when I messed up and hit the curb he marked it 3 times and the hill he marked it 2 twice which is 20 points each , he could of just passed me I ended up with 130 points total smfh
  6. ChrisBenoit

    ChrisBenoit New Member

    And not using the horn alot like WTF
  7. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    A part time sup did your road test? If he really marked things twice for one infraction you e gotta be able to protest's also weird that a part time sup would do it...full time sups can barely tie their own shoes don't get me started on part time sups
  8. scooby0048

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    So basically you almost ran someone standing on the curb over, you rolled into a motorcycle or car on a hill, and those neighborhood kids didn't know you were close when you pulled up and they ran into the road.

    There's a reason you failed and the PT sup didn't pass you. Instead of WTFing and asking for jokes, you should worry about learning to drive a little better before you hurt yourself or someone else. Every center is different with when you can retest but it's best if you spoke to your center manager and asked them personally. Now you know what not to do.
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  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere be sure I understand....based on your posts, you claim that you took your road test sometime between 2am this Sunday to midnight this morning? Soooo.....since when do they give road tests on a Sunday of a 3 day holiday weekend, or on Labor Day when UPS is essentially closed? Hmmmm.
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  10. PACNW

    PACNW Member

    Do part time sups do road tests?
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  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Not that I've ever seen...and since when do PT sups work on Sunday's of a holiday weekend?
  12. StoptheAct1212

    StoptheAct1212 Active Member

    Rolled back is a instant fail.... sorry bro....
    Dont feel bad, just step it up.....
  13. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Make sure you leave e-brake on, start acceleration then release e-brake, that will correct your rolling back problem. Smooth turns will correct curb problem
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  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Failed you for such a little thing?

  15. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    sorry guy , the supervisor did not "fail " you. own up to it .rolling back is an instant fail in most cases.going up on a curb? and the horn is there for a reason.

    maybe someday you will look back at this as a good thing. in the "big picture" it will may make you a better and safer driver........maybe.
  16. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    You should have started in reverse, like I advised.
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  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    So if you had used your horn more you might have passed. Doubtful
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  18. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Any diesel powered truck has enough torque that you can keep your foot on the brake and release the clutch to the engagement point to get the truck rolling, than take your foot off the brake and give it throttle
  19. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    A lot of people fail their first time, just like how a lot of people fail to qualify the first time. One of the article 22 employees in my building who seems like the kind of guy that can perform any job UPS throws at him blindfolded told me he failed the first time. Focus on what you failed on, and practice in any way that you can. Rent the biggest truck you can from U-Haul to practice turns if you have to.

    As to when you can take it again, that's something that will depend on your local practices.

    My building prohibits you from retaking the road test for the remainder of the quarter. Bid lists here are posted quarterly in March, June, September, and December, and the lists become active one month after being posted. So a list posted in the first week of June, is active as of the first week of July. Since I failed my road test in May, I was eligible to retake the road test as early as the first week of July. But on this forum, from what I've seen, the standard is 6 months. The on-road sup who administered my test thought it was 1 year before the guy from HR corrected him. You'll probably get different answers depending on whether you ask a supervisor or HR like I did.
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  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Our day sort runs.

    Like others have said, use the e-brake on hills. Also, follow up with the small side mirrors when making turns, to be sure you are not running into curbs.

    The only reason I passed the first time was I was comfortable driving a manual, and because the supervisor I went out with (an on-car) did not pressure me or get frustrated. Had it been another training sup, I might have been more nervous and made a mistake.