Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Orion Syndicate, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Orion Syndicate

    Orion Syndicate 90% or lose a limb. (limb is user choice!)

    Just got the call have the interview Monday. Any sage advice from you chubby tractor driving professionals?!

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  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah


    Don't call the guys you want advice from chubby.
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  3. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Dang, I was just thinking the same thing. And I saw his post 9 minutes ago. besides, I'm not chubby, I'm "husky". :)
  4. Johney

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

    Big Boned?
  5. Orion Syndicate

    Orion Syndicate 90% or lose a limb. (limb is user choice!)

    Extra large?

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  6. Orion Syndicate

    Orion Syndicate 90% or lose a limb. (limb is user choice!)

    Horizontally Gifted?! Chicks dig that!

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  7. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    All of the above, except I haven't been an XL since high school.
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I like "family sized".
  9. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    13 months in feeders and I went up 4 inches in waist size and 45 pounds...delivery I was 135 for 20 years.....just weighed myself to make sure I wasn't considered "chubby" yet and the scale said 180....I may need to request a twin screw just so that I wont get a ticket for too much weight on the front axle......LOL

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  10. Johney

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

    Sleep, eat, drive. Repeat. Not good for the diet. I have seen some blown out feeder drivers and some who have been in for years and maintain healthy weight.
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    work out and go for walks more. And watch what you pack for lunch.
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My best advice would be to search around and read the volumes of very good advice that has already been posted.
  13. Go Brown Or Go Home!

    Go Brown Or Go Home! Active Member

    Hi,is that shirt a shmedium?

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  14. Orion Syndicate

    Orion Syndicate 90% or lose a limb. (limb is user choice!)

    I've read a lot of the feeder threads on here, good info. Just curious about training/cdl area, saw a thread from 4 years ago didn't want to necro-post it and get shamed again! :stalker:
  15. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I can't wait to go feeder , I wish it didnt take so long for us in the west
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have absolutely zero desire to go feeder.
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  17. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    off the top of my head, the tractor has steps that stick out from the body of the truck, unlike most package cars that I have seen. In other words, the width of the vehicle you will always be driving(with or without a trailer) will not be uniform from top or bottom.

    This little tidbit of info in conjunction with the fact that you will be coming through the entry and exit gates multiple times through the day(depending on your job) as opposed to just two times as you did in a package car means that if you don't take into consideration the information that Perfessor Pickup just gave you , you will probably have a scrape with your bottom step and the concrete foundations at the bases of the inbound and outbound telephones.

    Oh yeah, 2nd bit of advice: get a shifting job and stay in the yard until you are pretty comfortable with a trailer on the hitch. Better to back into a ups trailer on property than to back into a parked car next to loading dock of a shipper's property.
  18. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Just a couple words of advice on what could be volumes written:

    Slow down! This is not package car! You have much more equipment to handle now than you ever have and all of it could kill you and the public. I don't care if they ARE on your ass to get out the gate. SLOW DOWN! Be safe.

    Check all, ALL your equipment thoroughly! Double check your pin(s) if you're unsure. Again, don't listen to the inexperienced geek up in the tower that tells you you have to go faster.

    There are tons of other fine advice to be given and much will on here but, in short, do this first.
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  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    That rule is called: Always know where your corners are.
  20. overallowed

    overallowed Active Member

    Tell them you plan to drive the tractor aggressively. This will get you where you want to be.