Few questions about air driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rucksack, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Rucksack

    Rucksack New Member

    I'm a package handler who recently put in for air driver. If I take medication thatwould be a concern, but I don't need to take it every day, wouldn't ever take it the day before or day of driving, and it would be fully metabolized by the time I needed to drive, do I still need to disclose it? Let's say someone with insomnia was prescribed Ambien and told to take it "as needed", or with ADD was prescribed Ritalin but only took it on days that they had classes or were studying, would it be necessary to tell UPS about it? Would they deny someone the position for this reason? What would be the consequences for not disclosing this? What are my responsibilities if I am not taking any medication now but, after becoming an air driver, I receive a prescription as I previously described?

    Also, if I become an air driver but then get a job during the week that requires me to quit my job as a package handler, can I still be an air driver and retain my health care benefits?
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  2. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    When you take this medication, does it effect your driving. I am not a doctor, you would have ask your doctor. I do know someone who can not get a dot card because of the medication he is on. Good luck
  3. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    If you win the air driver bid, you are no longer a package handler, so you would drive either in the morning or evening, depending on what you bid on. You could work 2 more jobs so long as you show up to work on time and work
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Disclose all of your medications at the time of your dot physical. Your doctor I'll know if it's ok and will either pass you or not. Don't disclose your personal medical information to ups it's not there business. It's between you and the doctor.
  5. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    DOT Doctor...and UPS, don't have a working relationship (partnership)............hmmmmmmm. I think not.
  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It could be a PT Air driver or Sat Air driver job.
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    No you either work for UPS or not. I would take it the Air driver job is a PT/ cover position. You can't say now that I got the PT Air driver gig I don't want to work the preload any more I only want to work when they need me to Deliver Air. It doesn't work that way...