New driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Wareagle32, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Wareagle32

    Wareagle32 New Member

    I’m a new hire off the street. I passed class last week and have been with an Sup for 3 days. I rode the route I’m suppose to be on this weekend but I’m still worried when I go on my on I won’t know what to to. I still don’t know how to use the diad very well but have gotten better. I’m trying to get my 30 days in just have concerns about everything. Please advise.
     
  2. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    Bring a lot of lube with you the first day.
     
  3. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    War Damn Eagle!
    Go Tigers!
     
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  4. Dulce Bombón

    Dulce Bombón I'm Legal Gringo! UPS Latina Heat! Haters ❤ me!

    Dont forget the knee pads!:tt2::yes:
     
  5. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Roll Tide.
     
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  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Get to know experienced drivers and ask if you can call them up if you don’t know how to do something in the board. Experienced drivers were glad to help me over the phone, but they already knew me from my years as a part timer. Your mileage may vary.
     
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  7. The Ringer

    The Ringer New Member

    Best thing you can do when you first start is, If you know what route your running the next day, go to the dispatch computer and print out a manifest for the next day and map the stops u dont know, after a while u wont have to do this. Take it one stop at a time and dont freak out.
     
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  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Yep. Bid and regular cover drivers for the particular area will be glad to circle start and stop points for neighborhoods, etc when they think there’s a cover driver in training who might be able to give them a day off for time with the family, etc.
     
  9. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

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  10. TheMachine

    TheMachine Are you sure you want to punch out?

    The diad is one of the things once it clicks you sit there wondering just why the hell I was being such an idiot over it.
     
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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Drive around the area this weekend and get use to the area. Also bring a pee bottle. Maybe some baby wipes as well.
     
  12. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Pee bottle is mandatory. The professionals use Gatorade bottles.

    You absolutely want to drive the area this weekend or study it on maps. You've been with a sup so delivery points shouldn't be a mystery anymore for business stops.

    Keeping your composure under stress is important with this job. You're new so it's a fail your way to success situation. You will likely die on the route and need to be helped (depending on your dispatch), but after a week or so it will click and you will kill the route. It will be a very rewarding feeling that you won't forget for a long time.
     
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  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Some trucks have the washer fluid Reservoir in the cab so you can just pee in that if you forget your bottle.
     
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  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Void escape big arrow up.

    Some version of those will get you out of almost any diad situation.
     
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  15. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

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  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Take a deep breath and dig in cowboy.
     
  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    SWIM FORREST, SWIM!!!
     
  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    @dookie stain set this guy straight
     
  19. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    Roll damn tide ol son.
     
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  20. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    Whoops didn’t ask Gumby and his child molester buddy if it was ok to reply to this thread sorry have a good one.