First day as package car driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Looberger, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Looberger

    Looberger New Member

    I just got through the school nspt school at UPS and my first day is Tuesday, just wondering what to expect. Any tips or information would be great. Thanks.
  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    You'll have a sup with you until you learn the methods.Do as he says.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Just follow EDD you'll be fine.
  4. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    And not what he does, as always.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Listen to the Sup and do as he says. Just follow ED and you will be fine. You will be out till 10:00 PM. Dump the Sup and you will be off by 8:00 PM. Gets better after that. Do not crash.
  6. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    Follow EDD. If you have Orion. Then use the force.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Anything really heavy, or bulk (residential) that need signature: Make sure customer is home first before dragging everything out to door. Don't ask me how I know this!

    Also, try to ask drivers about the route you are doing. Chances are, there is a split driver that knows the route. Ask about pickups, any flag marker stops (?), and ask especially any dead ones that may still be in the PU list. Drivers keep them there to pad their stop count.
  8. terrymac

    terrymac New Member

    your perception of time will be changed forever. information overload. one stop at a time. don't tear anything up. do the right thing.
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  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Just keep dont have to run like a chicken without a head. Just dont let the customers tie you up! put your cell phone away...........stay focused and do the best you can. Yes your sup will say" you are slow" DONT LET THEM MESS with your head! Just say im learning and I HOPE to do better tomorrow......GOOD LUCK!
  10. bowflex

    bowflex Guest

    To the OP. How did your first day go? Friday was my second day and its actually getting harder. Everyone I went to integrad with is loving it but i'm not having the same experience.
  11. Looberger

    Looberger New Member

    Thanks for all the insight seems like if I follow EDD and listen to the sup ill be all right. That's pretty much what I thought. I really appreciate all the replies though I've found the other drivers are really helpful I thought it'd be more like "who's this new kid, screw him" but it's quite the opposite.
  12. Looberger

    Looberger New Member

    I haven't started yet but I'm sorry to hear you're struggling. Maybe ask some of the drivers in your center for tips on how to make it easier on you.
  13. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Like IGP4U says, remember.....60 seconds wasted at 60 different stops is an hour wasted. It adds up. Don't get frazzled or frustrated one stop at a time.
  14. Gumby

    Gumby *

    But dont 4get...if she is really hot...........take 30 seconds and flirt.................shh...I didnt say that!.lol
  15. bowflex

    bowflex Guest

    I'm having issue learning my route. I live in the suburbs and its much different than the city. I love the challenge but I hate not eating from 7-8. that's a long time with no food. yea i may eat a bag of chips, a granola bar, a banana and a protein shake but i'm delirious at the end of the day. This week may do me in but it was an experience and I have gained respect for the folks that can run hard non stop. I'm a muscle head so for me this diet of chips and Gatorade wont last long.
  16. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Just make book and you can have a solid hour lunch. Don't forget to sheet your lunch now tho. Hope you are. I'm a newbie driver too
  17. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    As a driver's helper, they gave us no more than 30 minutes on the DIAD during orientation. Do they do a better training job for driver's school?
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I can work a DIAD. I cannot work a smartphone. You will catch on quickly.
  19. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Maybe. It gave me nothing but headaches when I was a driver's helper. Of course, we always got the older, maybe even a bit broken boards.
  20. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Good luck with the poopy loads, different dispatch every day, different dol everyday, cut up edds, and the numbnutt dispatchers putting everything in your edd in the wrong sequence lol. Its fun time make sure you take your Prozac before you come to work everyday youngblood and oh one last thing, make sure you bring your lube cause your gonna need it.