Road test before or during school?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by optikz, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. optikz

    optikz Member

    just curious how the road test and schooling work. I've searched the forums and i get the impression you do your road test BEFORE they send you to school? or do they do that while you're at school?
  2. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

  3. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    While you are at school during recess!
  4. ThyDevourer

    ThyDevourer Member

    In my center we take a preliminary road test (basically to prove to them you can operate a stick shift). Then the last day of the class we take another slightly longer road test that evaluates backing and 5/10 point commentary.
  5. opey

    opey Member

    ^yup, both. one to get to class, and one to get out. i guess it may vary depending on where you are, but expect this.
  6. optikz

    optikz Member

    I'm confused because I was told by the HR rep that the road test is done before I go, and the schooling part will consist of me driving in a mock town making deliveries in an automatic. she said there were no live road test?
  7. davidix

    davidix Member

    Yeah you'll get a driver test before class. They just want to make sure you can handle the truck. Might want to read up on the 5 and 10 as they might ask you during the ride. Don't grind the gears, don't speed, leave 1 car length distance when stopped in traffic. And don't crash :). You can't lose more than 125 points a believe.
  8. The class is to teach you UPS safety. Not to teach you to drive stick. The road test is done normally a couple weeks before the class by a supervisor only to make sure you can handle a package car. You must be able to drive stick.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not necessarily true.
  10. Geo926

    Geo926 Active Member

    Delivering in a mock town lol. Will they have mannequins waiting at the door for you? My god this place just gets funnier and funnier.