CDL before feeder school

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Cyclops, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Cyclops

    Cyclops Member

    I just got disqualified for package car and I’m kind of relieved. Failing is embarrassing, but I got a taste of how much it would suck, so now I’m going to practice my face off and go for feeders in the spring. I was thinking I should go ahead and get my CDL beforehand so as to release the stress of it. Then I just need to pass the UPS weeklong class, which I’ll be ready for. Yeah?
     
  2. Thru aren't going to hire you for feeders if you can make it in package
     
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  3. Mr95list

    Mr95list Member

    "I sucked driving a package car so I should do good at driving a big right???.... Right???"
     
  4. Mr95list

    Mr95list Member

    Rig* stupid autocorrect
     
  5. Cyclops

    Cyclops Member

    Totally not true. Delivery driving has nothing to do with dragging and dropping trailers.
     
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  6. Cyclops

    Cyclops Member

    I drove the vehicle fine. The delivering part sucked, but didn’t really get a fair shake. Not really interested in defending myself on that as I don’t care if you believe it or not. I’d just like to get people’s opinions on getting a CDL before UPS feeder school. Thanks.
     
  7. It's a different kind of driving bit they want the safety experience under your belt. Mist places can't even get into feeders unless they have 20 years in
     
  8. Mr95list

    Mr95list Member

    You need to do a year of safe driving in package before feeders will even think to look your way. One more time, if you couldn't cut it driving a package car, you won't have a chance in feeders at all.
     
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  9. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    Waste of money.
     
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  10. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Do you even work at UPS now?
     
  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    We got off the street feeder drivers getting hired all the time.
     
  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    We have 5 open jobs right now for off the street in our building. Apply at upsjobs.com search tractor trailer driver
     
  13. Cyclops

    Cyclops Member

    You’re misinformed.
     
  14. Mr95list

    Mr95list Member

    I'll check in spring when you're not with feeders.
     
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  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Not for the Browns!
     
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  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    We hire off the street feeder drivers here too.
    300 package car drivers, none want to come to Feeders...
     
  17. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Same here. I’m one of ‘em.
     
  18. Quickdraw

    Quickdraw Member

    Yeah I'm a off the street feeder myself we have hired prolly 75+ off the street feeders in the last four years luckly I was one of the first but you will have to have experience before they hire you.
     
  19. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Well-Known Member

    Feeder doesnt look that hard. I dont think feeder driving is all that different from all the other LTL and FTL drivers out there. And i just dont see those guys needing our pkg car skill set to be good at their job.
     
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  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Guess you don't have to worry about sup cursing at you now.