Where is UPS going to get next generation drivers?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Liquid Swords, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    Have they looked around the hub lately? The selection of people whom you'd want coming to your door seems to be at an all time low. I don't doubt this was always something to raise an eyebrow at but with over a half decade inside now I have ran across only a handful of people I could "see" driving. Most of those were coerced into part time supervision at some point. Others have no interest in driving and full time means a decade + long wait for a shot at combo bid. One wouldn't expect to see hoards of scholars hucking cardboard for peanuts, but has this always been such a glaring question to the observant?
  2. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    my bet is that there will alot of openings next year, due to questions regarding the new (upcoming) contract....I think that questions about the resolve of part-timers, is largely the fault of UPS Mgt., there is no motivation to stay, and the chances for Fulltime, in the past were basically nonexistant
  3. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    a lot of fed x drivers will come running
  4. 40 and out

    40 and out Active Member

    you get what you pay for. I'm surprised they can get anyone at the wage part-timers start at. You do raise a good point though. Quality of drivers could be a problem in the future.
  5. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The company will send recruiters to the projects and Section 8 housing.
    Vacancies will be filled quickly.
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    thats already been tried------------didn't work----imagine that
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We used to have jail buses drop off minimum security detainees for shifts 8-10 years ago.
  8. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    The future? Look at some of the knuckleheads their putting on the road in the last couple of years. Complain about everything, never seem to get done without help. Call in at least twice a month.
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Here in the midwest, finding drivers off the street is a piece of cake. Google Speedee Delivery. $10/hr to start. Most of our off the street hires came from there.
  10. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    I feel that this is a great thread! My question is this: Where will UPS find people to work on the street as drivers that will put up with the daily screaming for production and telematics reports? The younger generation will leave and not put up with it.
  11. Floyd Gondolli

    Floyd Gondolli New Member

    From what i can see with the new Sat. Air drivers coming in. You have guys wanting to imput address'/ use GPS on their phones to find them. Guys don't want to/are unable to hone their mapping skills. this to me, is the downfall of the next generation of driver.
  12. Speedy Cerviche

    Speedy Cerviche New Member

    The next generation won't need mental mapping skills. Telematics is only the beginning, eventually we'll be fully wired with a heads up display and we'll be receiving real time information. Not just our bosses.
  13. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    we were the younger genaration once.
  14. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    We were- but times are a changing!
  15. gostillerz

    gostillerz Member

    You kids with your seat belts and slighty working heaters. When I lumped the cardboard, we used old pie pans for steering wheels, Coolidge was cool, a raccoon washed clothes in that European style, and it got you mad!!!

    My guess is that they'll get them from preload, local sorts, twilight shift or outside hires. How did UPS do it before?
  16. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Some wench said to me today. I want your job, I want to just drive around all day. While she is drinking a colt 45 1/2 pounder at 2pm. I said yea, go apply, you will get right in.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have found that the better drivers are hired off the street.:wink2:
  18. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Out of the gutter in your case.
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  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

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  20. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    ouch !!!