Damn ups driver application ask your entire driving record now..

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by margaritaville, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. margaritaville

    margaritaville Active Member

    It use to just ask the last 3 years i thought. Now they use the words "have you ever?" First of all its hard to remember that far back. Second of all it makes you look like a really :censored2:ty person. Like people change and maybe they made bad choices in the past but are different now.

    For example: my record is clean for 10 years except for a 2 month period over 3 years ago. I got two speedings tickets and a seperate misdeamnor (i dont want to say what it, is but you can prob figure it out) that led to the suspension of my liscense. Just like a really :censored2:ty two month period in my life where i was just being careless i guess.

    The wording on the application is just bad though. First it says "have you ever," than if you say "yes" it says "when were you convicted." But if you take a class to get it off your record than it shouldnt be on your record? So i dont want to admit to things i wasnt "convicted" of but did get in trouble for..

    Either way it makes it really hard not to unintenially lie on this thing now when i cant remember exact dates. Also dont want to admit to stuff that isnt on my record. But the #1 thing i dont want to do is lie. So im just confused on how to fill it out. Like if i took class to have something removed should i still put it on the app?
  2. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Go to DMV and have them give you a printout of your driving record. Whatever that shows is what needs to be disclosed, cause that's what they're going to run.
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  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    No, your record is clean for the last 3 years
  4. margaritaville

    margaritaville Active Member

    Alright ill do that. The word "convicted" is what is bothering me. Since i took classes and passed for everything anything i ever got in trouble for. So i feel im not "convicted" of anything and dont want to fill that out. Like i took a class for both my speeding tickets to have it not on my record and i took diversion for my other "incident." So i was never "convicted" which is what it is asking.

    I just really dont want to lie on anything but would rather not fill anything out i dont need to either. Like i said my record is clean for last 3 years.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As was mentioned above, go to your local DMV or go online and get a copy of your license abstract. Submit this along with your application or bring to your interview .

    Resident know-it-all.
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It is a little sad in a way that someone with no real experience driving (but never drove enough to have any violations) will get hired over someone who has driven extensively and may be a better driver but has a couple of tickets.
  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    As a former cop, and a former speeder I can tell you that those who get tickets and/or accidents tend to continue that trend. There is also a correlation between those with who are irresponsible with paying bills and irresponsible drivers.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...which is why auto insurance companies run credit checks on new applicants...

    Resident know-it-all.
  9. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Wouldn't that credit check show up on your credit file?
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Depends on the tickets.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There are two types of inquiries----"hard" and "soft". "Soft" inquiries, such as the one above, do not show up while "hard" inquiries, such as when you are opening a new account, do and may lower your credit score.
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have been driving for 12 years, back then, they wanted a 10 year history.
  13. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    10 years is the LAW for awhile ,for CDL holders...
  14. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    The MVR they run for package car only goes back three years, if you're going for package then don't waste your time listing anything before then.

    On a side note, the CLUE report everyone uses provided by Lexis Nexis often has inaccuracies that will affect your auto insurance rates.
    I had a not-at-fault accident incorrectly listed as AT-fault on my report. I didn't find out until I was shopping around for a better rate.

    You're legally entitled to one free copy of this record every year.
  15. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Employment and insurance checks should not show up. They should be soft checks. Insurance doesn't actually officially directly check your credit. They use a vendor called LexisNexis to form an "insurance score"which is made up of factors including claim history and credit record but the insurance score isn't the same as a credit score and insurance companies don't have access to your actual credit history or score.
  16. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Credit karma will also show your insurance score
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I switched to Credit Karma as I was tired of paying $13/month for a credit monitoring service. My credit score is 50 points less on CK that it was before and nothing has changed.