Got the call to go ft package driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mrwiliker, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. mrwiliker

    mrwiliker New Member

    I dont want to get to excited yet. I havent had to much stick shift experience and most of it was like 8 years ago. What to expect for dot driving test? Stall = fail ? I just dont want an instant dq. Anyone have advice?
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Don't hit nuthin'.
  3. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Put me in coach, I'm ready to!
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why would you apply for a job you may not be qualified for? Should have bought a stick shift car or truck years ago. Too late now.
  5. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Ask a sup. if you can drive a package car around the parking lot to get used to it before they send you to school.
  6. mrwiliker

    mrwiliker New Member

    Im ready to work hard and I drive great. You have to be a stick shift pro? I thought most of the qualification related to that. Are you saying I cant pass that test with a rudimentary stick shift skill set?
  7. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Most of our trucks are autos now. You may not have to worry about it.
  8. mrwiliker

    mrwiliker New Member

    Well thanks for the positivity 9.5er. Wish me luck. I really need this
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    They will more than likely, make you qualify on a stick shift. 9.5er was correct in saying "ask your sup to pratice in the yard".....Good luck!
  10. Kinrossy

    Kinrossy New Member

  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We don't have any manual transmission package cars in my center.
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  12. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    We've still got lots of them without power steering either. I actually like to drive those because then i never have to worry about excessive backing. Lol!!! Simple cul-de-sac=10 point turns!!!
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  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    our manual transmission trucks are getting fewer every day.

    Actually they just started outfitting our building for natural gas vehicles. Not sure when they are coming though.
  14. Gumby

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    Those CNG,s are the worst! Thank god I dont have that POS anymore!
  15. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    mine's 3 years old... I wouldn't call it a POS because it's an Auto with PS... just takes longer to start than a gas car
  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I had one about 10 years ago. It broke down,more than it ran. On the brightside, I did make lots of overtime, waiting for a tow truck!
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  17. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Come on youngblood your a dude, you got to know how to drive a stick shift lol. Just bustin your chops bro, but seriously get some practice in the yard or at home. Good luck dude:cool-little:
  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    So glad I got an automatic. Id rather be jammed up in a lil smurf truck with an automatic than a bigger truck with lots of walking room with a manual tranny. FUNK DAT LOL. I don't love that stick shift:teethy:
  19. icu

    icu for who you are !

    If they call back, tell them they have the wrong number ! That way you can go learn to
    drive one.
  20. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    Good suggestions. I hadn't driven a stick in years when I started looking into driving. I called a buddy who drove a stick and we went cruising for a couple hours. Practiced parking in hills and reversing.

    They let me take car around hub lot before actual test. FYI I stalled the car twice starting test and grinded gears a few times. After we settled in things calmed down. Nerves had a lot to do with it I'm sure. Plus ups cars are a mess of gears compared to a car.

    I also asked to take training car out when at driver school to get a feel for the clutch.

    Relax and have confidence.


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