Soon to be feeder driver.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Motivated_Man, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Motivated_Man

    Motivated_Man New Member

    Hey fellow brown members. My building is new and I just wanted to get some tips for feeders. I live in California and have the CDL handbook I'm just not sure on what sections I should read and what sections I shouldn't and if I should focus on one more than the other. Thanks boys.
     
  2. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Join a gym ASAP.
     
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  3. Mr. Sir

    Mr. Sir Box slinger

  4. Motivated_Man

    Motivated_Man New Member

    No that's not what I'm saying.. I saying for the Class A license what section in the CDL handbook should I focus on.
     
  5. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Here in NY....it’s coupling along with general knowledge
     
  6. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    General Knowledge
    Combinations?
    Air Brakes
    Doubles and Triples
     
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  7. Motivated_Man

    Motivated_Man New Member

    In California I don't think we allow triples but I'll still read it just to make sure. And I heard Air Brakes are a must know!
     
  8. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    I didn’t think it had to be mentioned....of course it’s a must.
     
  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    The Endorsement is Doubles and Triples, you need that endorsement.
     
  10. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    EVERYTHING except HazMat and Passenger
     
  11. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    And tanker.
     
  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    And school bus
     
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  13. Covemastah

    Covemastah we keep you alive to serve this ship

    Before you go crazy and learn all this , what is your employment status here ??
    Full time , part time , are they running a school ? You just don’t wake up one morning and decide you’ll be a feeder driver !
    Hope you get in and realize how it’s done !
     
  14. Motivated_Man

    Motivated_Man New Member

    I'm part time and they are hiring 60 feeders, and I'm number 49 out of 875.. I'm pretty sure I'll be getting the position.
     
  15. Covemastah

    Covemastah we keep you alive to serve this ship

    Good for you ,,, part time to feeder unheard of on the east coast , get that cdl permit asap
    General knowledge
    Air brakes
    Combination
    Doubles and triples (same-test)
    You’ll be ready to go when they start !! Don’t take all the test at once , study for a few , pass. ,,, study the others then take ,, cut hair , clean shave when school starts , Good luck
     
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  16. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Don't get your permit until they tell you to.

    Where I am permits are good for 6 months and can only be renewed once in a two year period. If you time it wrong you could have permits expire and have to wait to be eligible for another one (depending on your state).
     
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  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If only there were a thread where feeders would post tips and new guys could read through and ask intelligent questions based on what they already read. Man, that would be really useful.
     
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  18. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Huh? Go to the DMV multiple times? No thanks.
     
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  19. jaker

    jaker trolling

    You in Cali and going from PT to feeder then you must be up north in Cali , because in socal no PT is going feeder

    Read everything in the book that concerns you and take pracice test until you got it
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
  20. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    Excessive Sarcasm!