Road test limit question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nystripe96, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Ok so my road test is in February. Is there a limit to how many times I can take it until I pass? Is there an alloted time period I have to pass it in until I'm put back on the bottom? I want to go driving but can't really start until the summer for personal reasons.
  2. Brownslave688

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

    When I started really wasn't a good time for me but I took the plunge. I had a good friend that was ahead of me who decided to finish school (right choice). However the recession hit and he's still in progression. I have been full scale almost 4 years.
  3. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Well luckily my center always needs drivers cuz I'm located in NYC, so I'm not overly worried about waiting till the summer even though I'm eligible now
  4. Brownslave688

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

    Even so we have a new contact coming up. Who knows get hired after August 1st and u could be waiting an extra 2 years for full scale. Just something to think about.
  5. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    If you fail your most likely going to be waiting another year.
  6. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    If you fail the road test, you can take it again in 6 months.

    If you pass the road test, but are disqualified for any reason, you can try again in a year.
  7. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Check with your FT supervisor or manager (or maybe HR) to see if there's any way you can get some practice driving the [-]truck[/-] package car in the yard. Maybe during the day (if there's no day sort @ your hub) or on Saturday; when there's little or no feeder traffic in the yard.
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Practice driving would make a huge difference. When I went driving almost all preloaders did some car shift and had practice driving package cars, and never failed road tests and almost all qualified when they went driving. Not needing to worry about learning to drive a package car let them concentrate on the other pats of learning the job.
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    If he never driven a standard he need to start to practice and get proficient in any vehicle not just a UPS package car.
  10. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    From what I understand, if they're ready to train a driver and you can't until summer, then you SOL. They will pass you up to the next person below you. Take the time to learn to drive a stick. Take the driving test and see what you need work on. If you fail the driving test you can take it again in 6 months. If you start driving and you get washed then you can try again in a year. At least that's how it works in the Northwest.