Getting into UPS Freight...

Discussion in 'UPS/UPSF' started by Sean_Memphis, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Sean_Memphis

    Sean_Memphis Light Load Member

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    I recently applied for a PT-Dockworker Job @UPS Freight...they seemed very interested...especially after I said I plan on working on getting my CDL. They said if I already had it and at least a year of experience...they would hire me on the spot...I haven't heard anything back yet though. Either way, I'm trying to come up w/a good plan B. Which mega carrier do you think (i.e. SWIFT, C.R. England, CRST, etc) would get me my CDL and give me the best shot at getting into UPS Freight in a year or so? Thanks!
     
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  3. Jrdude5

    Jrdude5 Heavy Load Member

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    I would think Millis or Prime heard good things about there training programs especially Prime seems more hands on and better training pay about 700 a week good luck with either path you choose.
     
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    Truckin2Eat Medium Load Member

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    Prime has highest training pay. 600 bucks a week for all 4 weeks before taxes. Crst makes u team drive wit u another newbie after training with trainer. Swift and Crengland has low pay after training. Good Luck !!!
     
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  5. Sean_Memphis

    Sean_Memphis Light Load Member

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    Which company has the least B.S. and is easiest/fastest to get into their school?
     
  6. Truckin2Eat

    Truckin2Eat Medium Load Member

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    All of them are gonna have some bs. You'll just have to see which bs you can put up with the best. But Idk which is the fastest I went through Central Refrigerated was trained and had my truck and first load in 7 weeks and 2 days but Swift owns them now. So I'm not sure if the program still works the same. My brother in law went through Swift and it took him forever. Best thing to is call and ask.
     
  7. 2BucTruck

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    If you live in an area where UPSF is hiring, then there will be other LTL companies. When there is one LTL company, there will be others. It's highly probable you'll have ABF, Conway-Freight, and Old Dominion nearby, or other LTLs. Some of these companies also offer in-house training to get your CDL A, and will pay you for it. It really depends on location and whether their local terminals (local in regard to being near your location) are offering in-house training. Just an idea - you might not have to 'suffer' with a truckload carrier. Also, you might wind up working for another LTL company if they can get you your CDL A, unless you're hung up on UPSF. Not that there's anything 'wrong' with UPSF - they're probably the highest paying LTL carrier as of now. I work for ODFL and am very happy here. At my location they do have an in-house CDL A program, but that's not always the case, it depends on location.
     
  8. Sean_Memphis

    Sean_Memphis Light Load Member

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    I appreciate your advise. I just applied to SWIFT and got an email this morning...when do you want to start...I'll give him a call in a few. Yes, I've worked for UPS before and am kinda hung-up working for them again...places like UPS, ABF, YRC...all seem to have a dock to driver program, but you have to get your permit, etc on your own time...then you can use their truck to test, etc. That could be a very long process, so I figured I would just bite the bullet...get my CDL and do a year w/a starter company and then just start applying.
     
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