How long did it take you drivers to become drivers?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Phaggot Joe, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. i just got week 1 of preloading over with and its been rough, felt like quitting after day 3 but I'm gonna grind thru it to become a truck driver. I've talked to some of the drivers and the youngest I've seen was 24, he just became a driver 1.5 years ago and been there since 19 which means it took him 3.5 I really going to have to grind preload for 3.5 years?? I was told by Hr that I could be driver by 21 but after talking to the drivers, I feel like that was bullchit.
  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    It was bull to an extent because they are hiring drivers like crazy , but when that is over be prepared for a very long long wait

    4.5 years for me to drive
  3. FatherBrown

    FatherBrown Member

    2.5 years for me. They said 5-7 year wait when I started.
  4. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    4 and one half years for me. Was told 4 to 5 years to drive when I started
  5. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    5 years for me. Seemed like nothing changed when I started, but I've heard others have waited a lot longer.
  6. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Twelve years and 7 months.....
  7. saturday air and tcd within a year but took 9 years to go full time
  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Would rather be driving an E-frame

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  9. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    TCD after 12 months...8.5 years to full time.
  10. SCV good to go sir.

    SCV good to go sir. Active Member

    I was originally told 8-12 years, it ended up being about 6 years.
  11. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    You have to be 21 to drive. It took me 12 to become a driver. So suck it up and pay your dues.
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  12. I have no problems paying my dues
  13. I was wondering, did you guys do preload during all those years before becoming a driver?
  14. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    11 months before I was offered the position as I signed the list. 13 months when I actually started.
  15. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    1 year 3 weeks
  16. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    10 years to get full time. During that time I worked as a unloader, loader, pick off, and sorter. After about five years I also started driving part time air driving and Saturday air driving too.
  17. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    I'll beat Dave to the punch

    "Started driving day one"

    I was 1 year 1 day as that's what the contract called for back then. That is no longer the case.

    We should introduce this guy to the guy who stared driving after 3 weeks of preloading
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Preload is tough for sure, but wait until you get on that package car all by yourself!
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  19. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

  20. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    All it took for me to be full time was a 6-1 ratio or something like that.