My 30th day tomorrow.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Deemster, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Deemster

    Deemster Member

    One more day to go, and I'm permanent full time package car.

    It's a rough route, and today was a :censored2: show. About 25 tires and a few wood crates on top of 3rd floor apartment furniture.

    I honestly feel like it's the beginning of peak season in our hub.

    Anyways it will feel great being able to perform my job with out fear of DQ. Last few guys were dq'd for production issues.

    I have diad training in the morning I wonder if I should punch in early to do it. Just in case they try to cut me? I don't think they will however
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  2. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    Well done man, good job. Now slow wayyyy down, your body will thank you

    Stay focused and alert.
  3. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    After tomorrow the real fun begins. Congrats!
  4. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member


    I forgot to do the 2 training modules in the DIAD today

    using a helper and

    when customers video

    there's gonna be a report!
  5. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    Nah, show your on-roads you're a professional and complete it on the way out to your route.

    Diad in 1 hand and breakfast burrito in the other.
  6. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    I remember my 30th day. I was more alert than ever and made sure to every thing right. And lurking on my PC was a misload for an area thats really close to our center so they told me to deliver it. On my way to deliver the misload was a field of deer and 2 of them ran across the road in front of me. That was my first scare. Then I get to the house and there is almost no room to turn my PC around cause I was in a 1000. So I had to do about a 15 point turn.... That misload added way too much stress to my day!

    Moral of the story is to be extra careful on your 30th day! No one wants to make it all the way to the end and slip up. Speaking of... I wonder how many people screwed up on their 30th day and got Dq'd?
  7. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Congrats and welcome aboard. Now stop stressing out!

    Dammit! I too forgot to do the training. Our center has been on a kick of trying threaten us with discipline for not getting em done. Whatever, guess I will have some DIAD training tomorrow!
  8. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    I always forget to do my Diad center manager will call me and tell me
    I'm THE ONLY driver in the center who hasn't done them hahahahaha
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do what I do-----write "DIAD Training" in big letters on the COD envelope.
  10. Deemster

    Deemster Member

    Lol! Thanks guys.

    Yeah I was supposed to do the training yesterday. But that completely slipped my mind amid the chaos.

    Some things that cropped up on my 30:

    I have had my first 2 or 3 ribs out the whole time. I got adjusted Saturday. Finally able to breathe again. Yay!

    Transmission failed on my P1000. Failed transmission seal was leaking on to the exhaust heatshield Replacement was a old manual P1200 with 300k miles and just a lap belt. Drove it for a week and got my dream machine back. Had it for 2 days and wrote it up again for making terrible sounds. Cause: mechanics installed the wrong transmission! Lol. So 2 weeks of old Betty really.

    I have a newborn at home. Inadequate sleep to say the least, not to mention the additional stress.

    My 5 year old started kindergarten. Additional wake up time needed in the morning to get her ready for school.

    Those are just off the top of my head...
    For anyone trying to qualify, you can do it if you really want it.

    Shout out to Brownslave688 for some tips on getting me this far! Thanks a lot.

    And thank you to everyone at browncafe for being a great resource of information!

    Thanks again
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  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I always do the training right after I park the truck in the evening. This way, I can code it off, relax and do it on their time.
  12. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Man you have a great attitude. Best of luck to you in your driving career. [​IMG]
  13. optikz

    optikz Member

    so is it pretty difficult to qualify?
  14. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    Be safe brother and congratulations
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I do mine while sitting at a drop box.
  16. Deemster

    Deemster Member

    Some things to keep in mind to qualify.
    Be a Yes man.
    Do everything your told with a :censored2:he eating grin on your face.
    Misload? Run it. Someone has your misload? Go get it it.

    Run your route like you was trained. Don't deviate unless it is to make service on a premium package or getting a pickup before they close.

    Keep your truck organised! This is important. It don't have to be perfect, but you should know what is where in there at all times.

    Follow the methods. Complete stops at unregulated intersections. Hand rail. No packages in the cab. Don't diad and drive. Out of sight out out of weather for DR.

    Since the last few got DQ'D for production, I started using my breaks for travelling from my commercial deliverys to resist and again for my pick ups and my drive to center. It's important to not scan anything during this time.

    Mostly though it's this.
    No accidents
    No injuries
    No service failures
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  18. Deemster

    Deemster Member

    You're welcome.
  19. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Not really, but it depends on the person. For some people it's a breeze and they fly through it, and others might take 2 or 3 times to qualify.
  20. optikz

    optikz Member

    ok. I just see some people post here that making it through that probation period can be rough and saw where others were let go before they even finished.