Package Car Online Training

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Number24, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Searched the topics and couldn't find anything related to this so, are there any websites that offer free Package Car training with the DIAD or any training focused with the job in general? I'm trying to get ahead of the game and study now before I start my orientation etc. if anyone can post pics of paper work they received at an orientation that they studied when they were training would be much appreciated. Thanks BC!
  2. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Whoa. Slow down. It's not that critical. Remember your 10 point commentary and your 5 seeing habits and you will be fine.
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  3. RookieBoots

    RookieBoots New Member

    Ask for a Space & Visibility Card and study it. You'll be fine.
  4. DriverMD

    DriverMD Active Member

    You dont learn anything online when it comes to the Diad. After about 20 minutes of handling one, it all becomes muscle memory. I'd probably actually fail the online test for the diad seeing as I just let my hands do all the work and hardly look at the thing when im stop completing.
  5. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Thanks guys
  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    If your experience is like mine was a few years ago you should expect 0 DIAD training or testing, even in class. Any time I didn't know what to do for a specific stop I called other drivers who were nice enough to talk me through it. Quickly becomes second nature when you're using it 1,000 times a week.

    Like the other guys said, know your 10 Point Commentary and 5 Seeing Habits and each of their subsections. You'll probably have to write all of it down perfectly word for word near the end of class or you'll get the boot.
  7. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Found this helpful .pdf on how to use the DIAD.

  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I can't believe how little training they got in class.!
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Such a big waste of time and money.
  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Give them a day in class. And let them go out with a driver for the test of the week.

    It is so :censored2:ing pathetic. The newbies still have all the new package cars. They DONT trust them to drive the old ones!

  11. jbg77

    jbg77 Active Member

    I had 4 days of class. 3 days with a supervisor. I think it would be very beneficial to ride with an experienced driver. I had to make alot of phone calls to drivers who were very helpful. By my 4th and 5th weeks the drivers received fewer phone calls.