UPS Moves Driver Training From the Classroom to the Simulator

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS Moves Driver Training From the Classroom to the Simulator - Manage Smarter

    For many, landing a job driving a Big Brown Machine for UPS is a dream gig. Not only do UPS drivers earn a competitive salary and enjoy benefits, they're onboard with a company that's been repeatedly recognized by leading business publications and nonprofit organizations as one of America's "best places to work" and "launch a career."

    Still, the life of UPS drivers, or DSPs (driver service providers), as the company calls them, has grown increasingly complex over time. "If you turn the clock back 15 to 20 years, we offered far more basic services. Over the course of time, technology and the demands of the business created the need for more products and information services," says Peggy Emmart, corporate schools coordinator of UPS corporate training and development department. "While in the early '90s our DSPs may have needed to concentrate on eight key tasks each day, they now routinely perform 30 to 40 major tasks within the same timeframe."
  2. shrimpfire

    shrimpfire shrimpfire

    I think we did the same thing back then: just in a different way.
  3. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Now they can disqualify you if you have an "accident" while driving the simulator