First Day Driving Package Truck Monday

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by moldybrownie, May 7, 2016.

  1. moldybrownie

    moldybrownie New Member

    Passed drivers school last week and start monday morning. Got my route and pickup info after class. Its not a training route and they told me im not doing a ride along the first day. So any tips would be nice.

    ive never done driver helper or ridden along with a driver and i wasnt on preload so any and all tips would help

    sorry about grammar and spelling
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    With all due respect, I find your post very hard to believe.
  3. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Bingo Dave
  4. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    One stop at a time.
    Don't ding the truck.
    Don't break the law.
  5. moldybrownie

    moldybrownie New Member

    ok you dont have to believe me i'm just asking for advice. im going based off what i was told. after the class i went back to the hub and asked for a copy of the training route i would be on so i could spend the weekend getting familiar with the area. i was told it wasn't a training route and when i asked if the first day was a ride along he said no that im getting right into it and i would get about 6 1/2 hours of work to start and day by day it would increase to the normal amount
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's not a truck, it's a car.
  7. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Does your phone purposely not let you use capital letters at the start of a sentence?
  8. moldybrownie

    moldybrownie New Member

    yes it is sorry about using the wrong terminology. i even got marked wrong when doing the 10 point commentary when i said centers truck in traffic lane instead of car

    by 10 point i mean 5 seeing habits
  9. Arch

    Arch Member

    Make sure you leave your cell phone at the house. Also any maps left inside the PC should be tear down and throw it in the trash before you leave.
  10. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Where's the troll police when you need them?
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  11. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    They would crucify is if we let a guy go out day 1 without a sup.
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  12. moldybrownie

    moldybrownie New Member

    let me clarify the first couple of days i will have a sup riding along with me but throughout the class i was told my first day would be a ride along. where i sit and observe
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  13. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    Did they give you socks yet? What do you plan to bring for meal?
  14. moldybrownie

    moldybrownie New Member

    whatever man i just wanted advice and i get a bunch of :censored2:s and i know that you have to buy your own damn socks with the ups logo to wear if you want to wear shorts if not brown or black will do

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Try not to tell the Mechanic his job if something is wrong.
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  16. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

  17. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    Brown or black won't do.....
  18. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    My first day on the road, I had a Sup with me until 12:30 pm.

    That was it...he said he'd call me after lunch, never did.
  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    First thing, lighten up. If you approach this job wired tight, you're not going to be able to handle it. Next, use the search feature. There are countless threads offering great advice to rookie drivers. Third, learn grammar and punctuation for God's sake.
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