Question about computer class

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by for pete's sake, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Hey all newb here. I'm getting hired on as part time driver/preloader. Just wondering if someone is being hired for just package handling and not as a driver, do they have to go through the course as well. Thanks.
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    What computer class?
  3. Honestly I don't know. My HR rep called today and said to be at the facility tomorrow to start the computer course. Then when that's complete I'll be sent to driving school for a week.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you talking about Integrad?
  5. I think. I'm assuming the course, forgive for being ignorant, for the handheld devices the drivers use. But I was just curious if loaders, package handlers take any type course if that's all they are going to be doing as far as their job.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The training/orientation for the preloaders is different from that of the drivers.

    BTW, the handheld "thingy" is called a DIAD.
  7. Lol. Thanks. Like I said I'm being hired as part time driver/preload. I know I'll be loading while waiting a decade to get a full time route and was just curious what the loaders have to learn. I guess I'll know for certain tomorrow. Thanks guys.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You will watch a bunch of training videos.

    They will probably have you unloading trailers to start.
  9. Brisket

    Brisket Active Member

    Ask HR for the 10 point commentary and 5 keys and study it before class, it will help you out in the long run.
  10. Yeah that's what I've been told. I will have gone through the driving course before I start. According to HR. So at least I'll be a somewhat qualified driver.
  11. They gave me a card last week. I've already got it all memorized.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    The little thing that slides out is not a cupholder.
  13. Brisket

    Brisket Active Member

    Take plenty of water, you'll need it.
  14. Lol. Thanks for the info. I'll try to remember that
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  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    What does the acronym LEADS stand for?
  16. Haven't seen that one on my card.
  17. Don't try to mess me up Upstate. Lol
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Look before stepping.

    Establish firm footing.

    Adjust for changing conditions.

    Don't walk on moving chutes, rollers or slides.
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  20. It's not on the card. But I'll memorize that too. Thanks.