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im having trouble parking the truck

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by kramer, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. kramer

    kramer Member

    any tips on parking the package cars. im not comfortable coming within centimeters of the pc next to me to park it, whats the trick to it because some people make it look easy and come so close to the other cars
  2. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    Practice practice practice. Ask for help/spotter.
  3. Zowert

    Zowert Active Member

    Exactly what brostalss said, practice. When I first started I remember being a little nervous just pulling out of the center in the morning, as the package cars are parked within inches of one another. But after a couple weeks it’s become so easy I wonder why I was so worried in the beginning.

    Also, confidence. Be confident in your abilities. UPS wouldn’t have hired you if you couldn’t do it, just tell yourself “I got this” and get it done.
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  4. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    Just wait until you need to back a 53' traier into a spot a 53' trailer has no business being in.:speechless:
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  5. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    It ain’t yours! You have to lose that little edge of fear, but still take pride in not hitting anything.
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  6. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Just leave the truck a open spot. The car wash will move it later.
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  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The hardest part is finding reverse.

  8. TheMachine

    TheMachine Are you sure you want to punch out?

    Take your time and you will be fine.
  9. Knothead

    Knothead Yep.

    R is for Race.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Remember when the Spicer transmissions came out, you'd actually had to think about putting it in the correct gear.
  11. Mirrors are your friends. Use them.
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  13. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Rear wheel is the key, when that is past the obstacle, cut it as hard as possible
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    When they first started testing those Spicers in package cars the drivers hated them. Mostly because they tended to explode on a regular basis.
  15. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

    Once you've scraped some paint and taken out a few mirrors, you'll get the hang of it eventually.
  16. Mr95list

    Mr95list Member

    If I don't have any space to get in, I'll park it In the middle and let car wash deal with it. Least that'll get them off their phones... They don't fuel the damn things anyway
  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Yea, let them smash the mirrors.
  18. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    And they don't report it when they do smash your mirror or side window.
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Just get it halfway lined up

    Throw it in reverse

    Rev it up tight and drop the clutch

    It’ll fit
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  20. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Practice is the only thing that'll make you better. Its a learned craft, and it's only gotten easier now that virtually the entire fleet has power steering.