What Qualities do drivers look for in a Drivers Helper?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 426Brown, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. 6Brown

    6Brown Driver Helper

    Hey guys,

    I'm on-call as a drivers helper waiting for all hell to break loose after thanksgiving.
    I know it's probably a stressful time for the drivers, so I want to make sure I make the experience much better for the drivers I'm paired with. I'd like to possibly get full time work, so I want to make good first impressions.

    What qualities do you guys want in your Driver Helper?
    Do you like having someone to talk to? Or would you rather them keep quiet?
    Any tips?


  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    That avatar won't last long.
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  3. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    Hell yes I want someone to talk to. Dont just sit there and not say anything lol. And as long as you show some hussle (not running!) then you'll be fine
  4. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I like a helper who is hungry. What I mean by that is a helper who likes to sit for an hour lunch.
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  5. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Brownies. Drivers like brownies.
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  6. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    And I guess its a good idea to have a nice hot cup of cocoa for me when I pick you up
  7. slappyhappy

    slappyhappy Member

    I'd rather them STFU
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  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I like helpers that have their own transportation and can show up on time. I started my fourth one today and he was a half-hour late. I will try somebody different tomorrow.
  9. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Thanks for changing your avatar. You've got a decent attitude. You'll probably do fine.
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  10. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    What's a helper?
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Communicate and ask them, they'll let you know.
  12. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Show up on time, follow instructions, don't be difficult to get along with, we can deal with the rest.
  13. Brownslave688

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

    What are you talking about?

    Run your ass off and keep your mouth shut.
  14. SCV good to go sir.

    SCV good to go sir. Active Member

    I like it when they're willing to pee in gatorade bottles, run all the stops, and work without breaks or lunches.

    Just kidding.

    Not really. ;)

    In all seriousness...

    I like a sense of urgency. Don't chit chat with the cute receptionists and don't walk like an old man.
    Don't get too comfortable with me. I expect you to work.
    Stay out of the cargo area. When I need you to help me organize, I'll ask. Otherwise just wait next to the door while I grab the packages.
    Be obedient, I promise I'll respectful.
    Please remember that while you're wearing the uniform that you're representing UPS. So please act professional.
    If we only have one diad, do not touch it unless I ask you to look up something while I'm driving. I had one helper last peak grab it every time we stopped, he didn't last long.
    Let me know if you need a break/to go to the restroom/are hungry. I will do my absolute best to make accommodations for you, but don't try to game this.
    Finally, understand that this is a tough job, I'm used to working alone or on very rare occasions with other drivers that know what's up and are used to the hustle. Don't :censored2:ing whine about :censored2: to me. I won't tolerate it.

    Having said all that, I have two metrics that I take seriously:

    1) Safety
    2) Service

    I absolutely will not let a helper compromise the former and only in the most dire of situations will I compromise on the latter. If I feel that you're a liability to either one of those, you're gone.
  15. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Learn the DIAD before you meet me.
  16. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Just be on time and be a nice person, everything else I can deal with. Stick with me and we'll both make a lot of money this peak.
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I missed it
    I usually download 'em
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Soft hands.
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  19. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Your a better person than I am, I give them 10 min, if not there I am gone
  20. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I ate lunch and set my stops up. I was about to roll without him when he finally showed up.