Question about Road Test

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Buskowski, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Buskowski

    Buskowski New Member

    Hey guys, I have a road test for a package car driver coming up and I'm just curious about how hard it is. I can drive a stick and my dad has been a driver for 22 years so I learned to drive the ups way. I found on here that there is a 125 demerit system but that's all I could find about it.

    Should I expect to pass and what would an average point value be? Just so I can compare how well I do.
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Wear short-shorts and no underwear. Worked for me.
     
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  3. Dear lord!
     
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Do you have your UPS shorts tailored into Daisy Dukes?
     
  5. Buskowski

    Buskowski New Member

    I can appreciate the jokes guys, but give me a little useful advice too haha
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Of course. Doesn't everyone?
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Stick shift, indeed! lol
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    That "points system" is very arbitrary but the road test is easy to pass if you can demonstrate you are competent enough to give a chance to drive. You don't have to be perfect, just show you can safely drive a package car. And recite all the DOK crap too.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Don't hit nuthin'.
     
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Do a search and read what others have already posted about the exact same question.
     
  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    If you can safely drive a stick and don't scare the crap out of the sup testing you and you're not a dick then you should pass. Don't stall excessively, don't let the truck roll back and don't hit anything.

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  12. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Apparently it also worked for the guy that road tested you.:wink2:
     
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    He had soft hands.
     
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  14. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    Expect to be driving the worst package car in the yard.
     
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  15. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    You were driving while he was shifting ?
     
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We were both shifting...
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Don't grind the gears.. .lol
     
  18. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    In our smaller center we only have automatics now. The previous class we had 2 guys fail with the manual truck. They, after a grievance/ panel were allowed to practice and retake the road test. They didn't get their spot back though.
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Nope. I wanted to grind our gears but it didn't happen. Maybe next time.
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Ride the clutch?