Starting my training route next tuesday, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by novadriver, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    Two weeks ago I passed the driver training school (4 days because of memorial day) and next week I'll be starting my training route. Anyone have any suggestions for what I should expect, and what will be expected of me during my probationary period. I really don't want to lose this job.
     
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    There are lots of threads coverin this subject. Take a look around lots of good info.
     
  3. Make sure you get plenty of sleep. Take pleny of drinks and food with you. and most importantly...have a good pair of comfortable shoes!......if your feet hurt,it will break you.......Good luck
     
  4. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Good for you! I would suggest putting a couple drivers phone numbers in your phone, and call them with questions when you get stuck in a situation you can't get out of. If your a preloader your driver will probably help, or someone you know as a driver.
     
  5. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    The sups that ride along on training routes usually cool? I didnt get to touch a real diad and missed other stuff since i had a short school week. I just hope the sup understands this.
     
  6. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Did you do any utility/ Saturday driving? What is your work history?
     
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Total crap shoot. I would say most sups are decent but we have one that thinks his job is to prove how terrible everyone is.
     
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You will get frustrated, angry, and hot, don't take it out on your customers or management; they can take that FT driving job away. Have a good attitude, don't make waves in your 30 days.
     
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Don't say you delivered packages and then hide them later on another car.
     
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  10. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    Ill be doing saturday air... 9-2pm.. tuesday-friday regular
     
  11. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    I did construction as equipment operator, and drove a dump truck delivering gravel, mulch an stuff
     
  12. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    lol i wont be doing that
     
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    That stinks
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Have a pee bottle.
     
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  15. Take a pee bottle,just in case!
     
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Great minds think alike.
     
  17. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    so i can bring one loll? i guess i can go in back of truck an pee ?
     
  18. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you haven't driven yet. Good news is they break you in slowly. You may not drive the whole route until your 4th day. What was your job description?, before now and how long with ups.
     
  19. And I was gonna say "bring extra socks"
     
  20. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    Ima off the street hire