New driver training

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wasbrown8, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. wasbrown8

    wasbrown8 New Member

    can anyone tell me if there are written training procedures that i can look at? I was 8 days into my 30, my trainer did not let me drive much, pick packages or do the entire delivery routine. I was fired for "not being where i needed to be." I'm just curious if his training method is common.
  2. They make up the rules,any way they want to.
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Were you recently hired as a driver or are you a PTer who got disqualified?
  4. wasbrown8

    wasbrown8 New Member

    that's kind of what I am feeling. i spoke with another driver that trained last year and he drove some on day one, then did the entire delivery routine from then on. My trainer sucked. And I got fired for it. Very upsetting.
  5. wasbrown8

    wasbrown8 New Member

    I was hired as a part time call in driver(cover) I passed the school and came back to the center to do my 30. My trainer would not let me drive much, refused to allow me to go out on my own and i was fired after 8 days. I did not have any accidents or injuries, he hit tree branches close enough to whip me in my face, he broke every speed limit, yet he told me that I was going to break a mirror and that I was unsafe.
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Welcome to ups...where management hypocrisy is the norm!!
  7. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    UPS its not a job its an adventure. THEY DONT CARE.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You need to get with your shop steward and BA as soon as possible. It is obvious you were not given a "fair shot" at qualifying and that you should be given a second chance with a different trainer, if possible.
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  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    UPS doesn't have to be "fair" about DQ'ing someone the first 30 days.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Maybe not. but they do have to at least let the kid do the job, not just be a glorified helper.
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  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    fixed it for you
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Don't do that.
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Somebody had to.
  14. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    My center has brought on 25 new drivers this year and has DQ'd 23 of them. We will be hurting big time when the poop hits the fan this Fall. I think it is long past the time to relax their standards a bit and give these guys & gals a chance.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    All the guys in my area that I know about being DQd have been DQd for hitting things or breaking a mirror.
  16. We got new drivers,they ride around with the reguar.....For two or three weeks.
    Then they go out by themselves,with a 6 or 7 hour dispatch!

    They also get the new trucks!


    Are they,that desperate??
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Ours get a ride for 3 days, then go out on a regular training route. Looking at the dispatch, it looks like they are dispatch so that they can finish delivering before they start their PU. Our training routes are all fairly tight and are very easy to scratch.
  18. I want a route,like that!

    The only thing I scratch on my route,is my :censored2:!
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  19. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    From what I hear you can get DQ'ed for management just not particularly liking you. I found out from another driver that my center manager wasn't sure about keeping me because they felt that I was a smart ass from a very vanilla comment I made to them. I made numbers, was safe, knew the material, but that wouldn't have mattered if I hadn't won them over on my ride along.
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You need to be submissive.