32 years old too late?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mster, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. mster

    mster New Member

    Im 32 years old .Is it to late for me to try to become a ups driver? I dont even work for ups.
  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

  4. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Guy at my center didn't start preload till he was 38 he's now got 21 years in, it's not to late, depends on how bad you want it and how far you want to push your body. Goodluck
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Nope. Just don't try to impress anybody or be a hero after your 30 day qualification period. You'll only be worked even harder/nobody will care and it'll break your body down. You want to be able to run the full marathon if this is going to be your career.
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  7. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    I became a driver 2+ years ago at 34. But that's after putting my time in as a part timer (5 1/2 years).

    It has become more common these days to be older when becoming a driver because of the typical wait time.

    32 is still young and not a problem but just keep in mind that unless you get really lucky, there's likely a waiting list years long. This is assuming you can get into UPS in the first place.
  8. No, not too late. I was 33 when I became a package car driver. I am 60 now, and retiring soon. Lots of aches and pains, but otherwise healthy. You must take care of yourself. Learn what it takes to stay out of the Mgrs. crosshairs, and you can disappear into a long career. Good luck to you.
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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    One of our drivers was in his early 40"s when he started. He worked 25 more and retired.
  10. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    Go for it
  11. packagesmashet

    packagesmashet New Member

    No problem! Just do it!
  12. jbg77

    jbg77 Active Member

    Im 38 with 4 years on preload and still plan on driving if that helps
  13. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    never too late.
  14. Ecw21411

    Ecw21411 Active Member

  15. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Qualified at 42, so the answer is no
  16. bowflex

    bowflex Member

    I started as a temp driver at 44 off the street.
    worked 2 peaks and debating if I want to work a third. I got hired full time after last peak but had to leave but with a good rehire status. It's never too late at my last hub 2 guys were older than me.
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    It is a job. not a career.
  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My lord, I feel very fortunate when I hear some of these stories. I started at 18 and then started driving just a week or so after my 21st birthday. I'm 40 now and still going at it.

    But the answer to your question, no, you're not too old for this.
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  19. von kaiser

    von kaiser Knock, drop, and roll

    Not at all, I know guys who started older than that. Just be patient and keep your eyes on the prize.
  20. a911scanner

    a911scanner Active Member

    I'd love to be 32 again. Started driving PC at last year at 47. Sucks to think I gotta work until 67 just to get 20 in for the pension. Maybe I should buy stock in the makers of ibuprofen & naproxin.
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