How to become a driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Stavemist316, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Stavemist316

    Stavemist316 Member

    Hey guys. I've been working at UPS as an unloader since July. I would like to know what I have to do to get on the waitlist to become a delivery driver. I talked to the human resources department back in July and they told me the wait time is about 4 or 5 years. I would just like to know how to get on the list?

    Also, what are some other part time positions other than unloading, loading, and sorting? And how would I go about moving to different part time positions?

    Thanks everyone.
  2. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Irregs,Small Sort,Pickoff....As far as driving theres a bid sheet to sign up for it I think
  3. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    They usually put a list up after the 1st of the year for people to sign to become a full time driver. SIGN IT The list is only up for a couple of weeks. You have to sign the list every year.

    As for other PT postion you have unloaders, loaders, scanners, and sorters on each shift.
  4. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    In our center when they need a new driver they place a bid sheet up where any union employee can sign it.

    The union employee with the highest seniority gets the job.

    Expect to unload/load or sort for years before you can get a cakewalk job like clerk/carwash/fueler/international/customer counter.
  5. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Stave, bidding on jobs goes by seniority. Check your Regional Supplement for the details. . .

    UPS Master Agreement & Regional Supplements:

  6. SLeDHeaD


    It took me 10 freakin years! Wish I was still in the HUB! Good Luck!!!
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It only took me 10 months. But I got lucky
  8. Thebrownavenger

    Thebrownavenger New Member

    Be smart and find something else to wish for. TRUST ME you will thank me later!
  9. pudg00

    pudg00 pudg00

    In our building most don't make it past the sign up up sheet (oh I forgot I had a DUI and so on). If you want the job keep on it.
  10. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    They only check your driving record for the past three years.
  11. toroman

    toroman New Member

    I have been loading for 5 years still no luck with me driving yet. Don't no what to tell ya but good luck!
  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    try becoming an air driver, you'll learn the DIAD, pick up some basic driving skills, get to know the routes
  13. j4ck4zz

    j4ck4zz Member

    sign every bid sheet that goes up.. a nobody in my center became a feeder driver that way
  14. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    With that, pudg00 is also saying that don't be discouraged if the signup sheet has a lot of names of people with more seniority than you. Alot of these guys can be automatic disqualifications .
  15. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    Perhaps instead of the question being " How to become a driver" it should ask "Why to become a driver?".

    If its package car . . . . . DON'T DO IT!!!! Talk to senior drivers in your building and get the low- down on the job before you blindly sign up. Remember . . misery loves company