wish me luck

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LaUpser, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. LaUpser

    LaUpser Member

    Started my first day of driver class, today it went smooth kinda nervous on how much is to be discussed in 5 days. but here's a few questions ill like to ask also im a p/t unloader so i would be moving up from within

    1. does anyone know the pay rate for cover driver before/after 30days
    2. is rate different for inside compared to off the street hire
    3. what is the rate for air pay on sat.
    4. any tips on remembering the 10 point commentary
  2. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Do youself a huge favor, it will answer all these questions, DON'T DO IT. Save yourself a ton of misery and anger and find something else to do with your life. Good day
  3. Brownslave688

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

    ​ok so we know what u wish u had done but that's pretty poor advice for someone else. Everyone situation is different. Sure there are days I hate this job but for me the money makes it all worth it.
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    All of your questions are answered in the contract book.
  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I looked and looked and looked but for the life of me I could not find the 10 points commentary in the contract book.
  6. sandwich

    sandwich Active Member

    I would avoid cover driving. The covers getting hired right now will most likely only work during peak, and maybe a month or two during summer. I would only go cover if the center your going into has a lot of high seniority cover drivers who are going to be going full time next year.
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    correspond each number with each point.

    1.......leave 1 car length when stopped in traffic
    2, there are two lefts in this one......look left right left before proceeding through intersection
    3......count 1,2,3 when pulling from stop.
    4, there is a 4 in it...........4- 6 second following distance under30, 6-8 over 30
    5, .......8-12 second eye lead time.
    6 & 7 both start with S's........stale green lights & scan steering wheels
    8, lay the 8 on it's side and it looks like eyes.....establish eye contact
    9 is like a hook looking over your left shoulder......... Look over left shoulder when pulling from curb
    10, two numbers = two mirrors.......use of mirrors

    ​Good luck
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Questions 1 thru 4. Sorry, should have been more specific.
  9. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    good luck.
  10. MDupsernj

    MDupsernj New Member

    It seems "cover driving" has different meanings around the country. By me, I'm considered a "cover" or a "split" driver. I'm a full time perm driver who just doesn't have a route. I have same pay/benefits as any regular full time driver. Our "casuals" are summer/peak hires who start at starting rate and have no benefits and are only seasonal.
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If that is the case, you will find all your pay answers in your contract book.
  12. LaUpser

    LaUpser Member

    this is not a problem for me because i also have a fullltime job im doing this to get my foot in the door
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Some doors aren't meant to be opened....like barns backdoor.
  14. LaUpser

    LaUpser Member

    Firstly I would like thanks everyone for the help. I made it out the class with a 100. The first two have me nerve wrecked and second guessing myself I I really wanted to do this by after I got comfortable it wasn't so bad , they say now I suppose to have at least 3 days with sup then I'm on my on is that true or bs . Also would I be able to driver Saturday air now . One reason is it would help me areas
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You can drive on Sat. only if short enough PTers.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, you will have 3 days with an on-car and then you will be on your own. Saturday Air would be a huge help but that should have been done before sending you to school and it would be unfair to bump someone just to give you time behind the wheel.

    The worst thing you can do is to look in the cargo and become overwhelmed. Take it one section at a time. Make sure you get your airs off by their commit times. If you can deliver ground at the same time as the air that would be a bonus. Ask your on-car to print out the delivery records for the area that you will be covering----this will give you an idea of how the regular or other cover drivers run the route. By no means do you have to follow that stop for stop---use it as a tool to get a general idea of how the area is run. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed pull over to the side of the road and take a short break to regain your composure. If you do get frustrated, and you will, try not to let that show while you are making a delivery.
  17. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Where I work we dont use the term "casual," just seasonal driver. We have no full time cover only TCDs, and any FT driver with out a bid is called a swing driver for slang and "unassigned" for the official term.
  18. LaUpser

    LaUpser Member

    I totally understand the seniority thing I have been off and on for 6yrs. Mainly because I wasn't sure if it want to driver ... Well better late than never
  19. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Good luck