New Hire Doing Driver Training class

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by czalinsky, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. czalinsky

    czalinsky Member

    So I finished Driver Training class recently and this has been on my mind. Why Would UPS have an Off the Street New Hire in HR Training us to be Drivers? I know most of it was just reading off a screen but it doesn't sound very effective to me. Almost like in my center when they have new hires (THAT KNOW NOTHING) become Supervisors. SAY WHAT!!! How are they going to teach someone how to load when they don't even know?
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Because they don't care.
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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those trainers don't need to know how to do the job. Just follow the script they see on their computer.
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  4. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Quit complaining. It's more important that you learn endless acronyms than how to actually do the job.
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  5. Travwise

    Travwise Active Member

    I think what you meant to say Joe was,

  6. scooby0048

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    I couldn't stop laughing after the first sentence of driver training class (which would actually impart there is some training on how to drive the truck...oops car.) The class should be called "How to read a Powerpoint aloud and not have your students fall asleep" If they could actually teach, they wouldn't need those fancy Powerpoints.
  7. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

  8. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    How old are you? doing some research.

    25, or younger?
  9. czalinsky

    czalinsky Member

    Seriously? Research?HaHa... Well over 25. I've been with the company for almost 5 years. I'm only doing Air. I don't want the craziness of 12 or more hour days..
  10. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Then youll never be fulltime then lol.
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Have a hub guy getting ready to go through in house driving school. Told him to forget about seasonal and go for NDA exception and Saturday Air Driver. Instead of cut rate seasonal driver rate go for top driver rate anytime you deliver or pick up ground. There will be a lot of work this peak. Especially when the new hires and seasonal drivers see what the job is all about. They will be dropping like flies.
  12. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I wouldn't doubt these young boys quitting after seeing well more than 200 stops a day, bad part about it 200 stops aint that bad really lol.
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We have young Experienced drivers doing 200 tight resi stops in 8 hours. I don't run that many stops in a week. But, I am an a PT Car Washer.
  14. czalinsky

    czalinsky Member

    Why is that "LOL"Worth? I don't want to be full time. Air is perfect for my Lifestyle and Family...
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Are you training to be a bid air driver or just want some extra hours?
  16. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Going to do air as soon s I turn 21.
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  17. czalinsky

    czalinsky Member

    Right now, just extra Money... I will be doing Sat. Air and Weekday air when needed..
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Money starts out a bit slow but after 2 years and you hit top rate you will be glad you did it. Currently top rate is $26.14 and during the week you may be able to pick up some ground work at $33.69 an hour.
  19. aries4270

    aries4270 New Member

    So I will be starting training this week as a package car driver. Any tips. Heard ups doesn't use gps so you have to know areas well. Is this true ? Thanks for any response
  20. scooby0048

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    They will throw you to the wolves going out blind. Just before you get to know the route, they will do it again on another route. They will do this until you have been cycled through each route then they will re-loop your center so that you will have to start all over.

    If you are lucky enough to get a bid route after all this, then they will start you off thinking it is an easy 8hr day for the first couple of weeks. Soon you will be having new areas added to your route which will turn into 8-13hr days and just to make sure you are serious about staying at UPS, they will send you out after you have completed your own work to "help" (slight sound of laughter here) others who cannot complete their own work because of everything that I just mentioned.

    Oh, you're just now starting driving school, forget everything I just said I was kidding. UPS will route you perfectly and most days are going to only be 8hrs. It's a great job the middle and upper managers are very good to the drivers and are always willing to help out. Xmas is really the only time things get a little busy but again, management is really good about getting us staffed so we are not breaking our backs. I have never felt more appreciated and part of a team than I do working for UPS. Good luck in driving school and welcome aboard!
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