UPS Requests Exemption for Driver-Trainees to Operate Doubles

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS Requests Exemption for Driver-Trainees to Operate Doubles - Transport Topics

    United Parcel Service Inc. has requested a five-year renewable exemption from federal regulations in order to allow its driver-trainees with commercial learner permits to operate twin 28-foot trailers on public roads.

    The move would afford driver-trainees behind-the-wheel skills training under the direct supervision of a driving instructor.

    Current federal regulations do not allow an employer to have a driver without a learner’s permit or commercial driver license with the proper class or endorsements to operate a commercial motor vehicle with doubles or triples on public roads, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in the Feb. 24 announcement.
     
  2. Up In Smoke

    Up In Smoke Active Member

    Follows the request for 5 year exemption for package car trainees. Why delay the process? Send your On Car sups to school and get on with it.
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    What could possibly go wrong?
     
  4. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    They only give these guys a week to get a cdl. Now they want to pull doubles from day 1?
     
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Production before safety, there’s a reason why they don’t currently allow this.
     
  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    double 45's.

    we pulled them all the time in Reno rush hour traffic from the Michelin Tire plant ( lot of fun ) to the hub but the runs are out in the boonies.

    yes, what could go wrong???