Questions about driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by evilleace, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    Hi I just started working at ups a few months ago and I really want a driving job when I turn 21 I was wondering if someone could tell me how I go about getting a driving job what they are looking for and also how long the process could take and how exactly they choose drivers? Thanks
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

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  3. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    1. Find bid list
    2. sign bid list.
    3. wait
    4. Repeat as necessary
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Learn the DIAD;
    Turn 21,
    sign up to do Saturday air work,
    take a driving test & pass it,
    go to driver's school,
    work Saturdays to learn the basics of a driver's job,
    over time learn several different routes ( this is extremely important...the more area knowledge one has increases your survival chances )

    every time a f/t driver's job, or combo job is posted sign up.
  6. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Isn't there an easier way???
  7. finaddict

    finaddict Member

    CementUPS stated the facts, 1989 repeated it and I endorse it. It's all about seniority. You are young. Take your licks, climb the ladder and enjoy an early union retirement if you so choose.
  8. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    thanks for all the replies as for doing saturday air work is there a bid list for that also and do I have to go to driving school first before I do that? Also do they hire a lot of saturday air drivers I work in a small building probably put out 40-55 routes a day. thanks
  9. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    step 1 coffee
    step 2 donuts
    step 3 driving
  10. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    So you need to take the test before you can Sat Air drive?
  11. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    Definition - Bank - Noun - The place I am laughing all the way to.

    To the original poster - The cliche "good things come to those who wait" appears to be the motto to most here. And if you want to wait, feel free to do so.

    If you want something, at UPS, in life, you go after it. Hard. Let every person who is wearing a suit know you want to be a driver. Tell them you want to drive saturday air. Tell them you want to go to integrad. Tell them every day. Twice a day. Make the HR Manager's office your second home.

    Now, if you are a schlub, a slacker, a below-average performer at what you are doing, then I don't know. Excell at everything you do, for yourself to be noticed in a positive way, and you will drive sooner.

    I'm at UPS just over 3 months, thank GOD I didn't take to heart the "set in stone" attitude that prevails here. I'm driving, and I love it. Can't believe I'm getting paid what I am to do such an easy, enjoyable job.
  12. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    No insult meant on the "easy job" comment. I know for myself, I believe the unloading job should start at $20 / hour, and driver at $8.50. Unloading is pure hell hard labor. Driving is like taking a nap compared to unloading.
  13. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    der Teufel spricht
  14. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    aber selbstverständlich
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    der Teufel spricht = the devil speaks

    aber selbstverständlich = but obviously
  16. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Unloading is brainless. Try preloading before PAS like we used to have to do, that's hard work. I'm a driver now, and that was one of the hardest jobs at UPS back in the day.
  17. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    Ive been a saturday air driver for almost two years now about to hit top rate! They've never sent me to school. I was told you go to school right before you start qualifying for full time. Definitly do saturdays or at least some kind of air driving before you go full time. If you get the chance, it'll get you used to the diads and the trucks.
  18. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    EXCELLENT advise, I strongly second that!

    For Saturday Air, a sup takes you out on the road for 20 minutes to be sure you know which end of the truck is the front, and you need to pass a DOT physical, that's it.
  19. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    Do you have to be 21 to be a Saturday air driver just like a full time driver I assume you do?
  20. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    Yes you do