first time driver helper, tips needed

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by houdinilogic, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. houdinilogic

    houdinilogic New Member

    I got assigned as a driver helper yesterday. What I don't understand is how i get assigned work. I am supposed to call my ups helper coordinator or do they call me? also, what things can i do as a helper to to assist my driver better, like things that get on your nerves, etc?
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Don't rip ass in the cab. That sucks
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Sit down, buckle up and shut up.
  4. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    You must be a pleasant man to be around.
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Actually, I am.
  6. houdinilogic

    houdinilogic New Member

    i feel like i'm not going to get many serious answers. if the above was serious, then yeah, i got that much figured out.
  7. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    when they call, answer the phone... they will be calling early

    please have a ride or transportation... hate that excuse
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Show up on time dressed and ready to work.

    Work as directed.

    Try to time your restroom breaks for when you have a delivery at a building with public restrooms.

    Stay off your cellphone.

    Walk at a brisk pace, don't run.

    Cross behind the pkg car.
  9. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    oh yea.... NO SMOKING
  10. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?


    Its pretty easy, call, show up on time, bring some food to snack and a drink. Go to door put package next to door knock on door come back to UPS package car, repeat 100 times.

    Really unless you are epic lazy, you will be fine, just keep moving. And remember UPS cares.
  11. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    Be punctual

    Bring your food

    Use the bathroom before you start

    Be observant to your surroundings

    Move quickly but stay focussed to the directions given to you

    FFS learn to Big Arrow down after u scan
  12. nmang2412

    nmang2412 New Member

    As your driving be looking at the addresses/streets, see which side the odds/evens are, if there going up or down, and if the package is in the cab check the address to see the house before you pull up. If you do this youll find that the time flys by and when you know what your doing the job is more enjoyable.

    Im not agreeing with the "sit down shut up" but the sit down is important, learn to put your seatbelt on quicky and consistently. The shut up part can go either way. You can have a driver that wants to be a chatty cathy or a driver that doesnt, just remember that drivers are out there all year by themselves they arent used to having someone with them, youll see.

    Youll be fine just be on time and ready to work.
  13. Brain Genocide

    Brain Genocide New Member

    Hi . I'm also a helper, second week. My Driver calls me about 2 hours before we meet, he sets a meeting place. I show up 15 minutes early
    and do more s tretches. Nothing gets on my far. I bring enough water for myself, power bars as my snack. I will have a bag
    of M&M's on the engine cover for both of us to share. I now found out his favorites are peanut butter and pretzle m&m's . I make it a daily
    ritual now to being them. This week it's my turn to buy the Hotdog for lunch.

    Follow you driver's movements, pay attention to what your driver does and says. You'll be fine

  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Read the other threads. Pretty sure they are all even the same title.
  15. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    1. Carry packages

    2. Freeze (in most December climates)
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Nay, nay, nay.

    It is hella easy to dress for success with modern fabrics and all that.
  17. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

  18. houdinilogic

    houdinilogic New Member

    thanks for the replies, everyone. two other things i'm curious about: if i dont get a call by 9 am should i assume that there's no work for me; i wasnt taught how to work the diad, will this be explained on my first day?
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member


    Read some of the other threads started by helpers. It is not that hard.
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Bring your driver a coffee