UPS Driver Helper Winter Attire

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 0426brown, Nov 23, 2015.


After being a Drivers Helper, did you go on to work full time at UPS?

Poll closed Jun 23, 2016.
  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. 6Brown

    6Brown Driver Helper

    Hey guys,

    I just got the job as a driver helper. I'm really looking forward to working with the hard working people of UPS for the season!

    I was given a brown pullover jacket and some brown pants as my uniform. What will I be allowed to wear underneath to keep warm? I have a black hoodie that I was thinking about wearing underneath, but I'm not sure if that is against dress code.

    I'm not trying to bend or break any rules, I just want to know a textbook answer on what I can and can't wear.

  2. stepitup

    stepitup Member

    Depending on what you consider cold, I have found that an under armour, long sleeve, shirt that wicks moisture works great. The winter pull overs they provide are really warm. With all the hustle you are going to put forth you are going to need something to keep the sweat off your skin to prevent chills. Cotton as your base layer is not good. I would think white or brown would stay within the uniform guidelines.
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  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Wear what you need to stay warm. Chances are you will be shedding most of it as the day goes on.
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  4. Brownslave688

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


    No one cares what you wear.
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  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Just be warm and comfortable. Half the time my helper is just in a sweatshirt and his brown pants. Those pullovers are so ridiculously warm that you'll want to take it off. Your driver won't care what you're wearing as long as you show up on time and do what he tells you to.
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  6. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    Last year my helper wasn't given anything uniform wise.
  7. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    You can wear anything underneath. Is UPS skimping on the brown knit hats now?
  8. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    When I was a helper, HR told me that any clothing visible under the "uniform" must be white or brown, except for socks, which must be brown or black.

    Unless you get a lot of days that are at sub-zero temperatures, I doubt you'll need more than one or two layers of t-shirts underneath the jacket.
  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I always told my helpers to wear whatever they were comfortable with.
  10. ViewAskew

    ViewAskew Active Member

    Anything under armour works wonders
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If they already own it---yes----but it would be foolish to drop $50 each (tops and bottoms) for a 4 week job.
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  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Bring hot chocolate. The packet that comes with those little marshmallows.
  13. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    And an extra Thermos with hot water.
  14. wetleg

    wetleg New Member

    Yeah our center ran out of uniforms last year so I just wore jeans and a brown t-shirt. And you move so much you rarely get cold.
  15. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Dress in layers and bring a led flashlight, and stop closing the door
  16. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    And turn your headlamp off when talking to me.
  17. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    I just wear a military jacket cold weather liner underneath the UPS jacket if it gets cold out. It's a green color, but no one is ever going to see it. So I really don't care. None of the drivers in my area care either.

    You'd be surprised at some of the things I have seen some of the other driver helpers get away with here.
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  18. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    Actually linen makes a good base layer. It doesn't drench as much as cotton does.