Road test for PC Air driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by lowats, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. lowats

    lowats Member

    Hey can anyone give me any advice/what to expect for my road test next week? I currently have my CDL & have been driving semis for 6months at my 2nd job. (10 speed)
    But I've only been driving stick for about 8 months in total. I know everyone says that they will give me the worst truck to test in...
    Also will they let me play around with it for a few mins before I test? Thank you
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, they should let you drive it around the parking lot for a few minutes to get used to the shifting sequence.

    Locally they use the same road test as the one given by the DMV.

    Good luck and don't hit nuthin'.
     
  3. lowats

    lowats Member

    Thanks, do u know is it stick like car where you have to put foot to floor or stick like semi where you only have to push like half way down..?
     
  4. lowats

    lowats Member

    ^^^
    Forgot to tag you
     
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    The clutch?
     
  6. lowats

    lowats Member

    Yea
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have never driven a semi but I think you are talking about double clutching. Shifting in a PC is closer to a pickup truck than a tractor. You should get the hang of it within the first 5 minutes.
     
  8. lowats

    lowats Member

    I see. On a tractor you only have to push the clutch in like 2 inches and you can shift. So I assume PC is pushing foot to the floor
     
  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    All the way down.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Pretty much.

    DO NOT start in 2nd gear on the road test!
     
  11. lowats

    lowats Member

    Haha I wont. Thanks again everyone
     
  12. landrick

    landrick New Member

    There's nothing magical or unusual about it; just follow every rule of driving religiously. Come to a complete stop at every stop sign. Signal at *every* turn and when pulling from the curb. Don't speed or tailgate, and try to follow & demonstrate the 10-point commentary rules as you go. If you're not used to a clutch, one of the scarier things can be if they make you stop and start up on a hill. Just be smooth with it.