How hard is Integrad?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TunnelMan, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. TunnelMan

    TunnelMan New Member

    I've been working with UPS (preload) for about 3 years and finally got called to be a Full Time Driver after signing a bidlist. I passed my road test and completed my physical learned my 10 point commentary and the 5 seeing habits word for word. I'm kind of familiar with the DIAD IV & V since I worked as a driver helper last year. My question is How hard is Integrad? I'm going to the Mckinney one and people are telling me that the fail rate is horrible... If anyone has been to integrad please tell me what it's like. Some one told me they are strict and they just tightened the leash a few months ago. I leave this Sunday. PLEASE!
  2. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    I was lucky enough to not have to go to integrad so I dont know first hand how difficult it is, but I dont think it's quite as bad as everyone thinks. One guy I work with who everyone thought would fail for sure ended up passing.

    Just know your 5 and 10 word for word and do your absolute best while your in school and you should do fine. Good luck!
  3. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    It's like Paris island,, except the Marine Drill Sgt. Will treat people bettah!!
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We had a driver go to Chicago and they failed him on the last day for starting the package car before fastening his seat belt. Sis months later he retook the course at home and passed.
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  6. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Thank you !!
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Amazing to see the difference between Integrad and the local classes. If you know your 5&10 and don't crash on the road test you pass around here.
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    and you don't even need to shine your shoes or iron your uniform?
  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    When I took the class the only policy was to not look like a bum. Since I was management I had to wear a button up and tie though. I didn't even get my browns until the morning of the first day I drove.
  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    The tie is so they can tell the chiefs from the Indians
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    What's Integrad? They never had that BS when I was there. I never had any "formal" UPS training and I was the best driver UPS ever had in its history.
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  12. TunnelMan

    TunnelMan New Member

    That's what most of the seniors here at the FTW hub say to me. Like they just handed them the keys and said "Here's the keys just don't crash"
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    All night party Saturday! Let it rip!
  14. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Integrad is only as "hard" as you make it. Memorize 8 10 and 5's. Drive like a professional. Be on time every day. It's not too hard.

    On the other hand, the actual job - full-time driving, it's somewhat difficult and takes practice and repetition. Applying what you learn in integrad is more important than the information you are fed.
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  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    It's a casey-esque boot camp, or perhaps better called volksschule for new drivers. :D
  16. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    If you already know you're 5 and 10 you've basically already passed...I came in knowing it and nobody else're golden
  17. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    It's easy you'll pass as long as you learn to use the diad correctly and manage not to hit anything with the stick shift trucks.

    Remember verbatim your 5 & 10 on all your tests and you'll be fine.
  18. Arch

    Arch Member

    Honesty I would have much prefer going to integrad over the dumb local class I took because in integrad they actually do a much better job of teaching and preparing you the methods when you go out there for the first time. In my local class I didn't learn :censored2: that actually matters and all I did was sit on the computer reading and answering those safety questions. That was like 90% of the work. You barely go outside to drive and barely get any hands on training for the diad too.

    Integrad teaches you the touch points of how to get in and out of the truck. How to start and stop the vehicle quickly. The stuff that actually matters. They even run live test course where you actually drive to deliver.
  19. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Our center has bad performance at the McKinney integrad only because we are sending people who are dumber than a box of rocks. They aren't taking the seriousness of a $100k is on the line so knowing this information shouldn't be taken lightly. If you already know it and can actually drive, you will be fine.
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  20. TunnelMan

    TunnelMan New Member

    Thank you. This just took a load worry off of me.