wanting to be a driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Onetwothree, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Onetwothree

    Onetwothree New Member

    i want to become a UPS driver but i look on the driving sheet and it keep saying must be able to driving standard, Do UPS teach you to drive stanard
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    No. Driving a manual transmission is part of the prequalification.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...depending on what part of the country you are from...
     
  4. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

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  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Middle part of our country.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What I meant was the requirement to drive a stick is not nationwide.
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Just messin around. Still can't believe there are Districts that do not have any manual transmission trucks.
     
  8. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    Manuals get me in a better flow for the day but automatics are easier on the body, quieter and ride better.

    ...oh and to the OP, you're better much SOL if you can't drive a stick the majority of the time at UPS
     
  9. No, but they'll teach you how to drive an Amoco.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    10:1 he doesn't get the reference.
     
  11. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    If you are currently a part time employee, see if you can talk a part time sup into letting you drive around the yard. That's how I learned.
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I don't get it.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    A PT sup would not have that kind of authority. Neither would a FT sup. Would have to be a manager's decision and we all know a manager is not allowed to make a decision.
     
  14. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    I did get the ok from the center manager.
     
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Just what I said. Most center manager would not take a chance on something back happening and have to explain why he made that decision.
     
  16. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    Ok. To the OP, talk to your center manager AND a PT sup of your choosing about cruising in the yard and running into random stuff.
     
  17. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    People running into random stuff is exactly why we're not allowed to do that here. Believe me I tried, begged even.
    Luckily the person who gave my road test was lenient. I should have failed, grinded and missed gears, rubbed a curb on a turn, nervous as all hell. I knew how to drive a manual but my little honda was a world apart from one of our junkers.

    It's really a shame they don't even let people drive around the yard first, then fail people for something they could have gotten the hang of within half an hour of driving. Probably turned away a lot of potentially good drivers in some places.
     
  18. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Long shot.

    Figure out who the Saturday Air supervisor is and ask if he can help you out when he is not busy.

    Our on roads are nice guys and help out but every center is different
     
  19. werenotthepostoffice

    werenotthepostoffice deep down inside I really do not care

    You mean running over people is NOT allowed?