Needs tips on becoming a driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by William bryant, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Plant express

    Plant express New Member

    Hi guys so I been a unloader for the last two years.i work at ups hodgkins il it a feclicty with no package cars only feeder cars.but know I'm ready to make the real money as a ups driver .I know a guy I use to work with who became a driver after 8 months but he went out had a accident and got fired so my question how hard is the job and is it for everyone. Don't get me wrong I no stranger to hard work I a unloader after all.but I don't want to go driving and lose my job with ups can you guys give me a few tips on becoming a successful ups driver
     
  2. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    First, if this is your name and other identifiable information, take the thread down and start over, annonomously. Talk to the guy you used to work with might help. If you don't succeed, you usually go back to where you are working....if this helps.
     
  3. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    First, consider changing your username and avatar, as this isn't Facebook or eHarmony. But as far as becoming a driver goes, just sign the bid sheet the next time an opening goes up. It'll go by seniority but as long as you fill the criteria you're in.
     
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

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  7. Brownslave688

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  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Because I don't know how to do that. Lol.
     
  9. Plant express

    Plant express New Member

    I just wanted to know if it a hard job and if being a unloader kind of get you ready for the hard work as a deliver driver because I work at a factory with no package cars
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Unloading trailers is nothing like driving a package car.

    CACH is a hub, not a factory.
     
  11. Plant express

    Plant express New Member

    And I have nobody to get advice from there's no package car drivers at cach Hodgkin's factory
     
  12. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Oh god, I think we broke the internet.
    I got this thread as the second result in google.
     
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  13. Such as?
     
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Since I am not perfect, I have asked plenty of stupid questions in my lifetime.
    Fortunately, most of the people I have asked them to have chosen to answer with kindness rather than rubbing my nose in :censored2: and deliberately humiliating me. So I make an effort to treat others the same way.

    But thats just me.
     
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  15. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Here is a novel idea; if you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all.

    Just a suggestion.
     
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  16. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I think you are at a disadvantage because you are not working at a delivery center. If you were you may of been loading package cars and I believe this really helps.
     
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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "You don't have to know how to load 'em to deliver 'em."
     
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  19. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    But.....it helps, now get back in your cage 22.3.
     
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  20. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    It does help knowing your way around a package car tho...