How do you become a driver?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by sanrun, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

    I work in small sort running carts. I started as a bagger about 2 years ago, they moved me to the carts because I move quick. It’s starting to annoy the hell out of me, it’s a battle keeping good rolling carts on my frogs! I work two, not really fair because I know for a fact the other sorts use 2 people. Besides that I’m bored to death, same bull:censored2: every day. I’m older and unfortunately I can’t retire yet. I’m still working in the printing industry but that’s about over. I worked as an offset press operator for 37 years. I know driving can be challenging but maybe that’s what I need. I’m a 57 year old woman in excellent physical shape from running and swimming. Not super strong but I can lift 60lbs or so off the ground. What’s the first thing I need to do to because a driver?
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Learn the difference between "become" and "because"?

    I know, I correct.
  3. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

  4. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

    What is that supposed to mean?
  5. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Job opportunities are posted in your building. We can't help because its location specific. Contact your full time supervisor
  6. You don't want to be a regular driver at this point in your life , it would beat you up too bad
    Maybe you could be an air driver?
  7. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

    I’m not a troll. I’m serious, I just signed up. I’ve read a lot of posts the past year and was hesitant in signing up because it seemed like a lot of slamming and bitching here. I’m not up for that so if that’s where this is going then I’ll delete my post and ask my Sup or HR.
  8. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

  9. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

    Ok. Thank you!
  10. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

  11. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

    Just a thought because I really hate working in small sort. Thanks for the reply.
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Like someone suggested, Try being an air driver first to see if you like it and could do this 9+ hours a days at your age.
  13. Just keep your eyes open for a bid.
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And deliver or pick up one ground package and make top driver rate for the day $36.89/hr.
  15. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    57 years old and want drive, going to be hard on your knees and you have to pass the dot.
  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    This advice is coming from a tenured PT'er who is making gangsta money.

    The OP might want to listen.
  17. Brownslave688

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

  18. Harley Rider

    Harley Rider 34 yrs & done!

    Personally I think you would be making a huge mistake. Just retired at age 62 after 34 years. As tough as this job is on a mans body, it’s really tough on a woman. My wife drove a package car for 14 years before going into management for her last 7 years. She was 5’10” ,160 pounds and 44 years old when she took a buyout. Her knees were shot. I have had 3 surgeries on my knees and two surgeries on my ankle in the last 4 years. Believe me...this is a young mans job.

    I have seen quite a few women come in go in the centers I have worked in. Most of em were not up to the task. A few are still at it but not many.

    As others have said...... try to do some air delivery or pt delivery and see how you like it.

    Wish you luck...
  19. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

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  20. sanrun

    sanrun New Member

    Yes, you are probably right. I’d rather save my body for my athletic endeavors.