Failed driving test

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jesus_saves, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. jesus_saves

    jesus_saves New Member

    I recently took the driving test that would get me into the ups drivers class. Since I failed the test I now have to wait a year until I can take it again. Is this right? Hr told me this. Thanks in advance.
  2. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    In my area you get 3 chances per year if you fail a driving test you have to wait 30 days before getting another chance.
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Sounds like a regional thing. Here it is a year if you wash out at probation. Not sure how long if you fail the initial driving test.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Thinking some more, it is possible that you did so poorly, they are saying 1 year with the hope that you will look for other FT work. We have a guy in my center that will never go driving. He has taken the driving test twice. The 2nd time, he did not make it out of the parking lot.
  5. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    You can't drive without eyes lol
  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    In my area the current rule is if you fail the pre-hire road test you have to wair a year. I think it used to be 30 days.
  7. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Sounds right to me. Did you ask your one of your shop stewards ????? The Sup that gave me my driving test said he has failed people before they ever go out of the parking lot numerous times.

    Why did you Fail ??? Was it because you can't shift ? or you rolled back when starting on a hill ? or was it that the Sup didn't feel that you are able to control the vehicle ???
  8. Brownslave688

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

    Man lucky I didn't fail. I missed a gear when starting a turn. The sup was screaming get it in gear. Yeah that helped lol. Prob wouldn't of got far since I had my driving test in a bulk van or hog or whatever else some places call it.

    I drive a stick everyday day and still grind a gear from time to time at work. Every vehicle is different. I can't believe they would fail someone for grinding once or twice.
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Some people just can't drive or can't drive stick at all.

    Maybe the OP could enlighten us to why they failed
  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    In my area the road tests used to be completely subjective and the sup giving it could fail you for whatever reason he wanted. Now they have to use a score sheet where you start off passing and there are check offs for lots of things. Each item has an associated # of points and you have to not lose a certain number of points to pass. It used to be if you rolled back, stalled or spilled the sup's coffee you would fail...
  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    They still are no matter whether they have a sore sheet or not. Just like you yearly safety ride is and anything else that they watch you do is... the only things that aren't subjective are the thing that you do with the diad and the thing telematics says.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I recently discovered you can shift gears without using the clutch. It's a little noisy but works.
  13. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    not noisy if you do it right
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I sort of like the sound.
  15. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    then, by all means, do what you gotta do
  16. cosmo1

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

    I just hope for his sake that his mechanic isn't reading this.
  17. pretender

    pretender Active Member

  18. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I used to love doing that in the older 700's , but now I will never give up my auto
  19. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    It's easier to just push the clutch in like normal people do....
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Helps break up the monotony of the job.