Feeder School

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MN-Kid, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. MN-Kid

    MN-Kid New Member

    If I can get some honest answers, I would appreciate it. Going to be starting feeder school soon, and wondering how difficult it is. Coming to school with 25years as a driver and a little nervous about training. Not so much the driving as I am about the pre-trip stuff and testing. Would anyone be willing to share helpful information?

  2. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

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  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Quiet down FedEx
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  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Your best bet would be to ask any question you might have in this thread here...
    Ask a Feeder Driver, Feeder Driver FAQ
  5. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    You will be trained properly on the pre trip , soak in as much as you can during the class , ask friends in feeders anything you don’t get , make sure you have a current DOT card and a CDL permit in hand !! Most importantly, drop the package car mentality of rushing !!
    don’t be overwhelmed by the size of the truck by looking down at the hood , use the five seeing habits , it won’t come on a day or week , but trust me , it will all come together !! Good luck !
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  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Don't listen to this bean boy.. he's just a airport shifter.;)
  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Watch this video a few times it’s a big help. @MN-Kid
  8. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Let me know when you blind side a 53’ trailer next to a 747 and we’ll talk ! Package bitch ,,, lol
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  9. MN-Kid

    MN-Kid New Member

    Thanks. I will look at the video, pay attention and ask questions.
  10. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Yes ,, don’t be overwhelmed by the vid it’s not all that hard to figure out , once you start doing it , it comes easily ,
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you are training in Eagan, you will typically drive to every metro building, including the railyard. I would ask the supe if you can drive into the rail yard and out again. It is a tight fit and going in the 1st time with a 2nd set of eyes might be helpful. I think the Shakopee building is seasonal. Either way, ask to go there too. Easy enough to get to and all that, just one of those things that doing it with an empty would be less stressful.

    Also, ask to go to the airport. It is not that difficult, but it is way easier when you are pulling an empty and under no time pressure to get there or any of that. I made my 1st 3 trips to the airport right before Christmas, pulling a 53. It would have been less stressful if I knew where I was going and where I could turn around and all that.

    Take a couple of pairs of gloves and a small flashlight to feeder school.
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The key is to do it the same way every time.
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  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your membership. I'll make sure this thread stays on track.
  14. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    Shakopee is going to be permanent. FYI
  15. MN-Kid

    MN-Kid New Member

    Thank you
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    MN-Kid New Member

  17. MN-Kid

    MN-Kid New Member

    Good thing to know. Currently out of the airport, but good questions to ask the trainer. Thank you
  18. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Ain't nobody got time for that.... :biggrin:

    Seriously, he must be a Feeder training supervisor.

    2 things;

    He properly demonstrated 3 points of contact. (that doesn't work in pkg)

    He missed the air compressor under the hood. I got dinged on the CDL test for

    not saying it was "belt or shaft" driven.
  19. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    He seems like your typical supervisor at UPS.

    They can regurgitate information on demand and have answers for everything, but put this guy in the real world and that tractor would be in a ditch before the engine even gets warm.

    Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.
  20. silverbullet2893

    silverbullet2893 KILL KILL!!

    I once ripped a lowboy with a case cx180 in a Pos peterbilt that’s probably older than me and you combined. Does that count for anything?