full time driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by rich01987, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. rich01987

    rich01987 New Member

    What is the fastest way to become a driver?
  2. blkmamba

    blkmamba Active Member

    start working part-time
  3. Brownslave688

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

    Move to North Dakota.
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Buy sturdy kneepads........perform "favors" for management...wipe your chin when finished. Repeat. lol
  5. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Well...if you're a gal or a minority, management. Anything else, part time.
  6. rich01987

    rich01987 New Member

    I already work part time 2yrs in i just started driving on saturday but want a full time position
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you have been with UPS 2 years, you know the answer already.
  8. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    I think most would agree that your lucky to be driving even on Saturday with only 2 years of service. It took me 5!
  9. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    My center sent 20 drivers home today that were "extra". 20, and it's peak. Tomorrow our projections are calling for 10 more trips. That's it. That's 10 extra drivers tomorrow, and an entire center that will be blown out. Good luck driving. Low man on the totem pole is gonna go home a lot around these parts, or get stuck back inside getting screwed on hours.
  10. cosmo1

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

    Run, Forrest. Run!
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I'm sorry, what?
  12. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    There is not fast way to becoming a driver. It's a waiting game get used to playing.....
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yeah there is. : )
  14. bplppl

    bplppl New Member

    March will be 6 years for me in the preload. Rumor has is 4 full timers will be hired by the end of peak, then another outside (management hire). That would be the 3rd management outside hire in the past 6 months, and none of the guys were there for more than a year. I kick myself every time for not taking that route but as it stands I will be next in line for full time promotion.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Giving it some more thought.

    The fastest way to drive is go to FE Ground or HD. They hire off the street all the time. If you are in the midwest, Spee Dee Delivery is hiring all the time too.
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Sign every driving bid. That is the only guaranteed way to get that job.
  17. bplppl

    bplppl New Member

    To tag on to this thread, I am at the point where I am very close to full time. I have a full time job so i am not a TCD. I was told if i sign the bid but pass it up after realizing i would not make the fulltime cut, that they could wait a year before they offered it to me again. If i would have signed and not made the cut for full time i would have been top TCD, but i have a full time job and need the income. We have so many full timers that TCDs do touch a car. Our bottom rung full timers are getting their 8 by working preload and local sort evenings and bumping lower seniority part timers. Any advice and the best way for me to slide into full time without loosing seniority to those who are currently TCDs but with less time than me? Do i have to finish 30 day pacage as TCD before going into full time? Or should i wait it out and go in without driving TCD? I was also told that doing the later would put me in at same pay as ooutside hire, 16 per hr.
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Once more, this time in better English, punctuation and paragraph breaks.

    Darn near impossible to figure out what you are asking.
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yes, I stopped reading after the second sentence....walls of text make my eyes cross....lol
  20. Brownslave688

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

    ​We would need more info like what local you are in. Best thing is talk to a steward or your BA.