Need help drivers question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mattymac7169, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. mattymac7169

    mattymac7169 New Member

    im currently a pre loader and a air driver and im applying for my tcd for oct 15th the problem is i rear ended another car in july i was found at fault.. since im already a certfied air driver will this effect me on becoming a tcd driver
  2. mattymac7169

    mattymac7169 New Member

    And the accident was in my own personal truck
  3. mattymac7169

    mattymac7169 New Member

    Now HR is saying i cannot drive for a year but i can still continue to be an air driver
  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Please, serious answers only friends.
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yes, accidents or moving violations will DQ you.
  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yes he should have a clean record but if he was already qualified as a driver I would call the local and see if they can do anything.
  7. mattymac7169

    mattymac7169 New Member

    but why can i continue to drive air but not ground?
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Because it is a PT gig, not FT. It has happened to many, many people. Qualify to drive air, hit something, wait another year to go FT.
  9. mattymac7169

    mattymac7169 New Member

    contacted my union rep and i will have an answer by the end of the day i will keep people posted in case anyone else runs into this problem
  10. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    TCD's destroy FT jobs
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  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    The moving violations requirements to go FT are most likely more likely in place do to the insurance company rates and not just something UPS came up with.
  12. mattymac7169

    mattymac7169 New Member

    Chicken legs i was told that becoming a tcd is the fastest way for me to become a fulltime driver
  13. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Being a TCD isn't going to get you ahead of any other PT no TCD driver that has more seniority than you. In the end everything is done by seniority TCD or not.

    There isn't a faster way to become a FT driver as a PT UPS employee. 99 % of Ft Driver position get bid on and the highest seniority person to bid on the position who is qualified to drive win the bid. The only other way to get a FT position is to sign the list they put up every year for people wanting to go FT (in my area if a opening creates a 4th bid that bid goes to the top seniority person on the list of people wanting to go FT ).