Moving up from package handling

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Ravens_Nation52, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Ravens_Nation52

    Ravens_Nation52 New Member

    I recently got hired for the package handling position of course, been working for a month and I do see the potential working for UPS has. My goal right now is to become a full time truck driver by the time I'm 25 (currently 17,) and I was wondering is that a realistic goal? Is it even likely? Thanks for the input.
  2. SanguiniusII

    SanguiniusII Member

    If you stick with it sure. Your goal right now should be leaving the inside of a truck as quickly as you can though even if it isn't to be in a driving position.
  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    If you keep your eyes on the prize, you’ll become an unprotected and miserable 22.4 before you know it. Like really soon. They’re gonna have some turnover.
  4. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Doesn't he need to be 21 before he can drive?

    Cudos to you for getting in young. You are on trajectory for retiring young bud, stay healthy and work smart.
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  5. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Put your name on the transfer list. You can drive at 21.

    No tattoos, no stupid stuff like drugs or DWI. Keep driving record clean and drive a car with a clutch.
  6. Claychick03

    Claychick03 New Member

    You have to be 21yrs to drive, be able to drive a stick for the road test and memorize the 10 point commentary and 5 keys to backing up. You don't have to go up driving school to be an air driver. However, I'm not sure if that is true for UPS facilities. That's how we do things in the south for the most part. If you can sweet talk an on road supervisor into letting you practice driving stock shift around the yard should great.
  7. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    I thought they had to be 18 to even work here.
  8. Claychick03

    Claychick03 New Member

    You can at 17yrs with parental consent.
  9. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    His parents must hate him
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