Feeder Driver Training Specialist "ON TOPIC"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BottomFeeder909, May 25, 2019.

  1. The following has been cut and pasted from
    Working at United Parcel Service (UPS)

    "Driver Training Specialist and CDL A DRIVER TRAINER"

    What's up with all these postings at UPSjobs.com? I assume they're both the same job with different names.
  2. RolloTony Brown Town

    RolloTony Brown Town Active Member

    I heard they’re creating these positions to help train new feeder drivers through 80 hour packets and to help with conducting feeder schools. Similar to the feeder on road job but without having to supervise a group of drivers.

    Apparently DOT is making it mandatory that all driver trainers have at least 2 years of verifiable driving experience. Between the upcoming changes to feeder dispatch this is the new direction. I suppose we’ll all see how this works out.

    It’s an OMS position so you’re paid hourly And overtime after 8. I heard from a colleague in Oregon that they filled one of these jobs with a feeder driver and he was offered 39/hr to do the job.
  3. Operations Management Specialist. Thank you.
  4. I was told by human resources that I would be going to driver trainER school. I have searched the threads ad nauseum and I can't get specific information about how long driver trainer school is.

    Anybody? Bueller?
  5. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    You're a feeder driver and you are being forced, against your will, to do this?

    I'm confused. Bing.
  6. Not forced just exploring the possibilities.
  7. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    If driver trainer is considered a non-union supervisory job will you have to relinquish (I used a big word) your union membership?
  8. trickpony1
    I do not have to relinquish my union membership. But I will no longer be under the collective bargaining agreement.
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Who pays your union dues?
  10. I do.
  11. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    So what’s the point?
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  12. The point is I have searched the threads ad nauseum and I can't get specific information about how long driver trainer school is.
  13. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Sounds like your the first person in the company to do it. Let us know how it works out.
  14. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I would be less worried about this and more worried about getting fired and not having any recourse since you're not covered by the contract (your words paraphrased).
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  15. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Upset stomach
  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Ask your supe if you have to go to DTS in Chicago.
    There are different words used to describe DTS.
  17. Two definitions I have found for DTS:
    1. Driver Trainer School
    2. Driver Training School

    # 1 is my interest.
  18. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You'll become a UPS Supervisor. You'll be moved from place to place as needed.
  19. RolloTony Brown Town

    RolloTony Brown Town Active Member

    DTS is a 3 week corporate transportation school conducted in South Holland, IL. As a supervisor at UPS it was the hardest thing I’ve prepared for and most I’ve been pushed at UPS.

    Generally they’ll give you 5 weeks of one on one training with another supervisor who has already been through it to prepare you before you go.

    You’ll need to be able to conduct a pretrip and couple of a set while quoting all of the UPS methods in 45 minutes, be able to recite 10 point commentary, recite safe work methods, explain thoroughly space and visibility, talk about all of your brakes and gauges, complete a proper post trip and uncouple of your set while quoting the methods in under 10 minutes. While on road you have to demonstrate that you can train and that you can safely operate the equipment while demonstrating good use of space and visibility.

    It’s very tough, but everyone helps each other get through it, you go to skid school, you take a trip to Amish country, and you make some good friends.
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