hoping to clear up contradicting info

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by tiburo13, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    i just got a call from ups i have a road test on monday for package delivery driver so i guess ill see if i can get in there
     
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  3. mamamullins

    mamamullins Medium Load Member

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    Congrats tiburo13...wish you the best of luck, and please let us know what happens.
     
  4. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    Good place to work but it isn't easy work. I worked for FedEx Express and it was brutal. Did it for 6 months and went back on the road. Of course I didn't have that pension plan and way higher pay that UPS gives you. Better everything come to think of it. Good luck and I hope it works out for you.
     
  5. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    thanks its just seasonal but im hoping it will get my foot in the door
     
  6. HoldemHustla210

    HoldemHustla210 Bobtail Member

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    It must be for the helper posistion. You do that 5-10 uears then you get to drive the brown truck your right it will get your foot in the door.
     
  7. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    no not a helper its for a driver they didnt get enough of their part timers to sign up for driving
     
  8. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    Will you have your own route or will you be doing overflow? That's what I did at FedEx Freight.
     
  9. Oilfielddriver

    Oilfielddriver Bobtail Member

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    Well I worked for YRC/ Roadway Express here in the Chicago area from JAN 1999 They have currently been advertising 6 mon cdl driving experience
    Now If you are A Road driver you will be on call and placed on what they call and extra board ,these are none scheduled runs you can be placed on a solo run or Team run you do not have a choice if you want to go Teams,,,,, unless you have a a Bid that is a scheduled run your senority will hold,Teams run west and east depending on where you work, solos you are probaly going up 500 miles going to bed maybe going to another terminal before you return to you home terminal ,ther are clocks every where 1st thing you do when you get to a terminal is puch the clocks so you can get payed you get payed by miles and by hours worked at terminals thats why you pucnh the clocks so you are on the clock as soon as you get there and make sure they place it in computor when you check out of that terminal so you get you hourly pay for drop hook etc etc etc yard wook or down time,you will get a mix of teams and solos on the extra board

    Local you will be on what they call a A 10 PERCENTER BOARD 10 PERCENT OF THE WORK FORCE IS ON CALL YOU CAN BE CALLED ANY HOUR ANY DAY TO COME INTO WORK you can stay on this on call thing years until you get a bid shift or,get a bid fast if ecomy picks up this is all hourly pay and time and half after 8 hours in a day Questions ask
     
  10. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    well my hopes were dashed when i went to the physical. they said i needed an a1c for my diabetes but i dont have insurance and im unemployed so i cant afford the test
     
  11. Oilfielddriver

    Oilfielddriver Bobtail Member

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    What is and a1c what happened did you have sugar in your urine
     
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