Got a call for 2nd interview/driving test for f/t driver. Any advice?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cudatd1980, May 31, 2012.

  1. cudatd1980

    cudatd1980 New Member

    Just got a call today for 2nd interview/driving test for f/t driver. Ups is opening a new hub here in st. john's NL CAN. Anybody got any advice for me?
  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Practice on a standard vehicle if you don't own one.
    You'll go thru 5 days of diad training, etc (no worries there).

    1st gear in a UPS standard is a joke - they even told me to start in 2nd gear.
    It's all pretty simple, so don't worry too much.

    But expect long days after that - atleast 12 hrs away from home every day.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is a member with the username DS who drives in the Toronto area. DS is much more reputable and would be a far better source of information. Good luck.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    During qualification, starting in 1st was recommended. Get it rolling in 1st and quickly shift to 2nd. Saves clutches. When I was qualifying, starting in 2nd was a mark against.
  5. AirExpress

    AirExpress New Member

    If you have good driving habits then you should be fine. Look up the ten commentary....this will help you on your road test.
    Let us know how you make out, and good luck.
  6. AirExpress

    AirExpress New Member

    Another note, checks are they will be automatics......all new package cars have been auto's.
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Practice this: Bend over and grab your ankles
  8. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    And say AHH !!!
  9. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    drive normal like you would drive anything els its only a truck just be your self and you will be ok unless your a maniac.
  10. chitterling

    chitterling Guest

    Run as fast as u can away from ups or say goodby to life as u knowit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not joking a
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Don't wreck and start in 1st gear.
  12. paidover95

    paidover95 Member

    Dont take the job!!!!!You will be treated like crap for the next 30 plus years!!!!Let alone ruin your body!!!!Dont be blinded by hourly pay!!!!!
  13. Be ready for an experience like no other. Be ready to leave reality. Be ready to say things like: "Over an hour!?" "Man, I couldn't stop to pee all day" "I've never taken a crap in the back of a truck before...." "who took my pee bottle?" "hour lunch?" "you can be charged an accident for hitting a dog?" "it's my fault the dog bit me?" "what's the allowance for this?.....It's in there...." "what happened?" "why are you late?" "we know that happened....but why are you late?"
  14. Phil Anthony

    Phil Anthony New Member

    I had my 2nd interview Wednesday. Did you hear back from them?
  15. brownelf

    brownelf Active Member

    Don't tell them you were on this forum asking for advice.
  16. Brownfrown

    Brownfrown New Member


    Run Forrest !!!! Run !!!!!