Question about the semi freight truck job!

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by kmac126, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. kmac126

    kmac126 New Member

    I have a question about the semi freight truck driving position,
    i recently just started at UPS, 19 years old.

    Now i would figure that this position comes with seniority right? and once you have seniority, and you get offered package delivery driver, do you HAVE to be a package delivery driver first? or if there is a semi freight driver opening can you be put at the position instead?
    and i would guess that you would have to be atleast 21 years old.

    just any information about that position would be helpful!
    thanks guys
  2. Brownslave688

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

    If you stay at ups you might get a chance at feeders by your 40's prob more like 50's though
  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Feeders are premium jobs, they don't come open often and when they do there are a lot of people waiting in line to get in. Stick around, you have a LONG wait.
  4. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    What'r you talking about, UPS Freight or UPS Parcel? Two diff things (although will be one in the future. Just watch)

    Freight's standards are a little lower. Not as much seniority to get in although ususally you hafta work the dock or city for some time. Will always be freight, no package (at this time) to handle. Might be able to get in off the street, although turnover is pretty tight there too. And, I believe, you must have CDL before you get there. I don't think UPS Freight is gonna babysit you thru a learning CDL session.

    Parcel? Yes, MOST of the time, drivers are taken from inside the building. MOST of the time, they are F/T package drivers that have been there many, many yrs. Sometimes, P/Ters are taken, but that is rare. No CDL required, IN MOST CASES, because UPS will train you in THE UPS WAY (HA).

    Yes, as per DOT regs, you must be 21.
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    If UPS Freight has the same standards as most of the industry, you'll have to have 2 years CDL experience.
  6. kmac126

    kmac126 New Member

    Okay thats what i figured. Thanks guys!