new hire f/t feeder driver orientation questions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by teamster776, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. teamster776

    teamster776 New Member

    I have just been hired for f/t feeder driver (off the street) I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity. I know how rare it is.
    I go to Pittsburgh next week for oriantation/driving school. I have searched and can't find a clear answer for what this is.
    I want to be prepared the best I can.
    So, what can I expect? Is it driver training? Tests? Paperwork?
    All the above? I would appreciate any advice or tips!
    I'm coming over from Roadway(YRC) and want to do my best to take advantage of this rare opportunity
     
  2. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

  3. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    You will learn how to do things "the UPS way."
     
  4. teamster776

    teamster776 New Member

    Understood. Ready to learn the UPS way.
     
  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Make sure you leave your common sense at the door. Good Luck.
     
  6. teamster776

    teamster776 New Member

    Haha, I hear ya. And Thank you!
     
  7. Highwayman

    Highwayman Member

    Make sure you are good at reciting lists of drivel. "scan don't stare"
     
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How long you been hauling? What type of hours did you work?
     
  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You already know how to drive a tractor so you should be good as far as that goes assuming you can back a trailer on to a door and put a set of doubles together. They'll teach you how to do everything the UPS way with a big emphasis on safety. Show up on time and do what they tell you and you'll be fine. Congratulations and good luck.
     
  10. teamster776

    teamster776 New Member

    Worked for Roadway(YRC) for 14 years. Linehaul driver. NYC, NJ, most of northeast. Call board 7 days a week. 6 tripS to get 2 days off. Quit yesterday.
     
  11. teamster776

    teamster776 New Member

    No problem with that. And Thank you.
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Those are some pretty impressive credentials. Now you have to learn to suck up and you will have it made.
     
  13. teamster776

    teamster776 New Member

    Impressive credentials lol...yea right. Suck up? I would rather just do the job to the best of my ability.
     
  14. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You don't have to suck up to anybody, just do your job like you said. They hired you because they need you, in feeders all they really care about is safety so just get your loads from point A to point B without hitting anything and they'll love ya.
     
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  15. teamster776

    teamster776 New Member

    Makes sense to me. Thanks
     
  16. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    They are going to ram the 5 seeing habits and 10 points Depth of Knowledge commentary into your ears and eyes and expect you to spit them out of your mouth within 5 minutes of being exposed to them
     
  17. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    keep your browns ironed , shoes polished. Look sharp, don't get cut.
     
  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

  19. teamster776

    teamster776 New Member

    Thanks for the info. I have seen that info by searching. I was not sure which info was for feeder orientation. We have received nothing to study or uniforms.
     
  20. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    you should be OK. at UPS safety is the key. the mistakes I see new drivers make is that they think they can impress the company by going fast.

    don't cut corners. do it by the book.

    btw. you'll get a lot of negativity from "seasoned UPS feeder drivers" DON'T listen to them. they are spoiled brats.

    I was hired off the street 25 years ago and know.

    welcome.