Getting Hired as a Driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Scuderia1, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    Hello all just wondering how easy is to get hired as a driver if you actually know somebody who is a full-time sup? And if you do get hired that way will it create any problems?
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Yes, it will.
  3. jaker

    jaker trolling

    It's real easy to become a driver you do 5+ years as a PT and wait until you turn , see real easy you just wait

    Oh I am sorry you wanted the give it to me now way , well in that case you go to your friend ask to talk to the center manager show him your knee pads and boom you are a driver when it is done
  4. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    Thanks for your response. What kind of problems, or will it just be a temporary thing where people will get over? I assume even if you know someone the you probably still have to be a package handler first for a little.
  5. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    Yea I can imagine I would be :censored2: myself. For me
    Sorry disregard that question I just realized how retarded it was lol.
  6. phox1515

    phox1515 Member

    you have to be a package handler regardless... union rules stuff. gotta earn the seniority and then when a spot opens up he who has the most gets it first, unless he doesn't want it and then it goes to the #2 person in line and so fourth.
  7. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    I have heard cases of burning pkgs on your front lawn if you cheat the system of getting a full time job.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is not true. There is a ratio of inside:outside hires (6:1) and he would be considered the outside hire.

    Some of the best drivers are hired off the street.
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  9. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Sorry but that isn't going to happen As Upstate says there is a 6 to 1 inside to outside hire ratio and that one spot usually goes to a casual or sometime a PT SUP. In the past when the inside to outside hire ratio was lower you had a better chance but these days I don't see them hiring a FT package driver off the street with no / zero ups experience.
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You need to read more and post way less.

    Learn how to search. You could even try clicking past page 1.
  11. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver I like Money

    As easy as finding Hoffa's body
  12. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    Thanks everybody for your responses. Barnyard it's my first post lol.
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    and had you searched, you would have seen that it has been many others 1st post also.
  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Depends on how well he knows this full time sup.
  15. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Not true. There's a ratio, and if they go through the dove tailed list and no one wants to drive, or is qualified, then they hire right off the street. My center manager asked us at a PCM during the summer if we knew anyone that wanted to drive. Our building was desperate to get drivers. Happens sometimes. Depends on where you go.
  16. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    Long time friends went to school together. But regardless if I get in right away as a driver that would be amazing. I am still willing to put the time in as a package handler, hopefully is help may cut the time short but it seems like an amazing job that keeps you fit.
  17. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    Are you in a large metro area? Chances of getting in quicker better in such areas; I was a package handler for one year before I went out as a driver, and I was taught by supes how to driver a manual transmission during that year, as I did not know how (was told at the union meeting later on that there is a provision in the contract mentioning this).

    Interesting story in my center: we have a guy who just made seniority who last year was a first-time helper/upser. Helper-to-FT driver; talk about rags-to-riches!
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As I am sitting here typing this I am nursing a sore shoulder and elbow, I have tightness on the right side of my neck, I have cuts and dry skin on both hands caused by the cold and I have a bandage on the tip of the middle finger on my right hand due to closing the bulkhead door on it (that hurt----I never realized I knew that many curse words). So much for keeping you fit.

    It is no longer the "amazing job" that it used to be. It is simply a paycheck.
  19. phox1515

    phox1515 Member

    wow... i find it hard to believe no one would want to be a driver, I can understand people in college or just wanting to work part time, but come on what an opportunity! I look at these various driver salaries and just drool, as i said in another post i don't want to be a driver as a career but if i got the chance while I was working on getting a career I would totally take it!
  20. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    There are various reasons. When I started it took me over 3 years to become a FT driver. In our building our list is Dove tailed with another hub, and I too was shocked when I saw all the guys getting hired right off the street. Couldn't help but feel a little jealous. I asked my center manager why, and he said that people were either turning it down for whatever reasons, or couldn't qualify. No drivers license, moving violations, etc etc. Now the hub across the river and not far from us? 5-7 years to make it. Doesn't seem right.