I have a road test tomorrow

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AngUPS, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. AngUPS

    AngUPS New Member

    I got called up today and they told me that tomorrow is the day i take the road test. If i pass i have to attend school next week from Thursday to Thursday. I just want to know what i should expect. I have tried searching other posts about this but just seem to get the "be calm and drive safe and you will pass" type answers. I just need to know how bad the road test is and what you do in class. For example is there more road tests in class? or any other important info that i should know?
  2. cosmo1

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

    Can you drive a standard?
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No but I have been known to set a few.
  4. AngUPS

    AngUPS New Member

    Yea I can
  5. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    For instance- most posts per day; late lunch daily; race around and punch out at same time even with twenty more stops; most time spent at work off from the clock; most yawns. (Lol)
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  6. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    My road test was 45 minutes driving around town, freeway + backroads.

    Dont stall it on a hill. Gun it

    Less Runnin, More Stunnin
  7. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    When in doubt, just go faster. UPS likes you to hustle (just don't get hurt)

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  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you do as well on the test as you to on searching forums, you will not do well.
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  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Just keep the car between to lines on your side of the road. Don't get to close to the car in front of you and go the speed limit. Use you signals and stay calm.

    They will have you stop and start on a hill the object is not to roll back. Use you E brake to help you from not rolling back if you think your going to roll back a little. Make sure its working and can hold the vehicle before you leave. Then when they have you pull over and stop on a hill put the E brake on. When you start if the E brake is set right you will be able to release the brake pedal and the car will not roll back however keep your foot on the brake pedal as you would normally do and just use the E brake as help to not to roll back at all. Let off the clutch a little till it starts to catch then step off the brake pedal and give it gas once the vehicle start to move forward a hair release the E brake.
  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    He gave you great advice. They want to see you're not going to be a disaster when/if they put you on the road.

    A little addendum: Your mirrors stick out further than you think. Don't get too close to telephone poles, trees, street signs, etc that stick into the road because you will knock your mirror on them and get disqualified as that counts as an accident. This holds true for driver school if you pass the road test.

    Err on the side of riding the clutch and revving the engine until you get used to the truck, rather than continuously stalling.

    Don't try to shift fast like you would in a car or motorcycle because these transmissions take a sec to let you shift. Also, when at a stop, after you put the clutch in, don't go right to putting it into gear or it will make a grinding sound.

    Make sure you know what's going on around you (check your mirrors regularly) and try not to shift while going through an intersection/turning. If you don't shift in the intersection and keep checking your mirrors it will make you look better to the instructor.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    When you get to the fork in the road, take it.
  12. Yeah keep speed limit. Prove u can start from stop on a hill. Make sure leave one ccar space ahead of u empty when coming to a stop. I failed my first test and will be retaking it in a few weeks.
  13. AngUPS

    AngUPS New Member

    Thank you will keep this in mind when i am on a hill tmrw
  14. Gumby

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  15. AngUPS

    AngUPS New Member

    Will definitely do what upsguy72 said and also thanks for the advice about not shifting to quickly because i know i tend to shift quickly in my car.
  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    And when they stick a fork In you,you are done!
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  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I like to listen to standards like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.
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  18. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    Mine was in an old P600,manuel with granny gear, no power steering... I mean it took lots of revolutions to turn the steering wheel to make turns... no fun to work in that is fro real..

    I'd say stay calm, try to learn the controls as quick you can, use signals, always apply park brake at every light. Know the direction you will driving at all the turns... he'll "what way are facing" answer either "west, east, north and south"
    Changing lanes... leaving your space... using park brake, oh DON'T SHIFT DURING AN INTERSECTION . Drive , change gear quik, drive through
  19. UPSer171

    UPSer171 New Member

    If you are good at driving standard, and know what to do when stopped at hill and also at any intersection you come across. It's easy. Stay calm, listen what they say, and before you know it, it'll be over.