Feeder seasonal road test

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jmsampaio, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. jmsampaio

    jmsampaio New Member

    hey guys, I have a road test tomorrow for the seasonal feeder position in NJ, and I’m just trying to figure rue out what to expect. Not sure if UPS runs a pre trip like the dmv does, or if it’s harder or easier. Just trying to be 100% prepared for whatever comes along. Thanks
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Better to be more thorough, than not thorough enough.
  3. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    What building?
  4. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    The UPS pre-trip is very similar to DMVs, so refresh yourself on it if possible.

    All you'll have to do is demonstrate that you can work safely after that.
  5. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    There is a backing portion after you demonstrate a satisfactory pre trip so he needs to brush up on his backing too. After that it’s the road test which he should be fine as long as he doesn’t hop any curbs.
  6. jmsampaio

    jmsampaio New Member

    The one on county Ave in Secaucus.
  7. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    wow you stole my Feeders spot....
  8. Covemastah

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

    Nothing loose shiney dripping or hanging

    Ok good to roll
  9. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Greasy side down? Looks good to me!
  10. Covemastah

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

    Don’t worry about that headlite ,, you’ll be back before dusk
  11. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    didn't you have a couple weeks training? just take your time and be thorough. the pre-trip should be a specific routine . same way every time.
  12. thumper650

    thumper650 New Member

    Just took a road test last week. Hit what you can remember on the pre trip. My understanding is it’s more of an evaluation, to see if you do things safely. They will train you in their way. Some things that stood out to me:
    Check the 60psi beeper and brake pop out.
    They leave trailer brakes released when parked, which I think is nuts.
    They use the trailer hand brake on the dash when stopped at a light.
    He mentioned I don’t use the clutch much. They want you to use it.
    They Honk at pedestrians walking along the road, if they don’t see you
    Leave enough space to get around the car in front of you when stopped.
    Be careful climbing in/out of the cab. (Face the cab)
    Seatbelt on whenever you’re in the cab, even when uncoupling.
    Always take the key when not in the cab.

    The trainer was very nice, explained they’re looking for people who are comfortable driving, safe, and trainable.
  13. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    give it hell man

  14. Mack37

    Mack37 Active Member

    If it’s just the road test to determine whether your hired or not then it’s not too bad. We weren’t required to do any pretrip aside from checking the lights. Drove around fifteen minutes and backed the trailer into a spot. Done. I’m sure it’s dependent on your location, though.

    Oddly enough, the location I hired on at just started road testing seasonals that year as they kept hiring guys that couldn’t drive and didn’t figure it out until they finally hit the road. Strange place.
  15. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    You got my spot. I was gonna go there back in probably July. Then I got a really sweet route and common sense got the better of me.

    Good luck.