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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Ceo10kADay, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Ceo10kADay

    Ceo10kADay New Member

    Hi, I was a seasonal Package car driver this year. I have been offered a inside position loading trailers. Would you guys have any advice?

    Thank You
     
  2. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

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    Make sure you load it real good.
     
  3. Ceo10kADay

    Ceo10kADay New Member

    No other advice?
     
  4. Ceo10kADay

    Ceo10kADay New Member

    Trying to be a loadder for a little while than going into Package car delivery
     
  5. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Don’t ever talk to @Birdblue
    Completely ignore @UpstateNYUPSer
    And you have to get approval from your supervisor to take days off.
    You will just be a replaceable number.
    Go to union meetings when you can.
    Never trust management.
     
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  6. Quit yesterday
     
  7. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Show up ON TIME. That means 5-10 mins before start time. But more importantly,,. NEVER WORK FOR FREE
     
  8. Ceo10kADay

    Ceo10kADay New Member

    Any specific advice for the position?
     
  9. Ceo10kADay

    Ceo10kADay New Member

    Just trying to get past 30 days and get in the union
     
  10. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Put boxes in trailer
     
  11. Ceo10kADay

    Ceo10kADay New Member

    I suppose it's a simple job?
     
  12. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    You will learn that UPS has a way of making things more complicated than necessary. Something as simple as putting a box in a trailer probably has 200 steps to do it correctly.
     
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  13. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    They didn't teach you guys the 260 methods to load a box into a trailer, back in the olden days?
     
  14. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Nope-we just did it. It wasn't that hard to learn how. Pick it up-put it down (or throw it on top)
     
  15. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Not much you can be told. They will train you a little. Show up everyday. Load as quickly as you can and try not to put packages in the wrong truck.

    Once you make seniority slow down a little and do the job safely.

    Good luck
     
  16. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    Say that again.
     
  17. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Load ask quickly
     
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  18. Ceo10kADay

    Ceo10kADay New Member

    Thank You
     
  19. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    Let’s see. Four hour shifts generally. You’ll be loading about 3-4 53 foot trailers in either the freezing cold or extreme heat. Very few breaks

    run

    run

    run away.
    It’s a whole different beast my friend


    I would ask about the time frame to become a driver from PT preload. That could be your timeframe out from a very tough unforgiving job.

    You ever loaded a uhaul? Multilply that by 5-10. You want to make Ts with boxes and not columns. It’s all a big quick game of Tetris.
     
  20. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Yeah, cuz driving is cake compared to loading trailers. Lmfao