Where to Get Truck Driving Training to Pass the Pre-Hire Driving Test (Albany, NY)

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by Kimmar, May 4, 2016.

  1. Kimmar

    Kimmar New Member

    A family member of mine really wants to be a UPS driver. He applied and sailed thru the interview, background check, etc but hit a snag with the driving test. He had had no experience at all driving a standard but did practice on a friend's standard truck for a few days before the test. He had been told by a UPS driver that the test would be very easy — he'd only have to do basic maneuvers and not go out on the road at all.

    Unfortunately, the day of his test he was told by his test instructor that they needed to deliver a package some 20 miles away — which meant driving on local roads plus a major interstate. Bottom line is he failed the test and was told he could take it again in 6 months.

    He still wants that driver's job but needs to find someone who can train him, preferably, on a UPS truck, so he can master the standard transmission and pass his next test. Do you know of anyone in the Albany, NY area who is qualified and available to provide that training?
     
  2. jr32bad

    jr32bad Active Member

    Try local driving school he just needs to learn how to drive a stick shift
    Truck driving schools aren't cheap
     
  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    He had to deliver a package during his on road test?
     
  4. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Yes...
     
  5. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    You don't get paid for the driving test so who is getting paid to deliver that package?
     
  6. I'm filing a grievance.
     
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  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    I'll train ya


    For the right price
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Was he on the Northway?

    Sounds like it may have been a left in building.
     
  9. Kimmar

    Kimmar New Member

    I don't think it was a regular UPS package - it was something else. The questions are 1) Is it normal to have to go out on the roads during a driver's test?, and 2) Do you know anyone who would be willing to train him on a truck with standard transmission?
    Thanks.
     
  10. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    Yea it's normal to go out on the road..usually 45-60 minutes. I went in a few Saturday's in a row before my test and they let me drive around the yard. I believe most centers will let you do this.
     
  11. Kimmar

    Kimmar New Member

    Please, guys, this was not a regular package, and I would greatly appreciate your not taking this to authorities. He was just a job applicant, and I'm sure whatever was done was kosher. I would be heartbroken if sharing this got anyone in trouble - I was only trying to help a loved one find a way to learn to drive a standard truck...
     
  12. Kimmar

    Kimmar New Member

    Thank you very much for this feedback. Do you know anyone in the Albany area who could train him, Dookie?
     
  13. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    Shoot...if he isn't a part timer they won't let him on the property...sorry didn't think about that...and I'm in California
     
  14. Kimmar

    Kimmar New Member

    Bummer. Thanks anyway, though...
     
  15. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    They should apply for a fedex position to gain experience.
     
  16. Kimmar

    Kimmar New Member

    Thank you.
     
  17. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Why is this so difficult?
    Let me know if there is anything else I can research for you.
     
  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Authorities have been notified
    Not looking good
     
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Give upstate a call
     
  20. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member


    The above reads like a Nigerian email scam.