Here in NY they just changed our driving test. I became a letter carrier in May and had no driving “test”. I was taken out in the mail truck (LLV) with a instructor who taught me how to use the 80 mirrors and how to judge the lines and stuff like that. Basically as long as you didn’t hit anything, run a red light etc you were OK.
HOWEVER like I said they just changed it. Now they are giving a written exam first and if you do not pass the written, you are immediatly fired, no questions asked. If you pass that then you take a test similar to a normal road test. While this seems easy enough, you are driving a vehicle on the wrong side, you can’t see out the back, you have to rely on mirrors. It’s not easy. It’s not hard but it takes some getting used to. I don’t know if this is something that is going on all over the country yet or just starting here in the Northeast.
Anyways, they just hired 7 new TE’s (temp employees) here. They gave them the road test and then they go through training. Only 2 passed the road test, The other 5 have been let go.
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Is is hard to pass the drivers test for the post office?
I start academy next week. RCA will be my position. I start LLV training before the academy though. 5 hours familiarization (driving it around a parking lot), then a 45 minute test drive with the instructor being a back seat driver, then another 45 minute test drive without instructor assistance. Just stone cold silence while they analyze my ability. Nothing about a written exam, and short of hitting something, their attitude is if I struggle, back to the parking lot to practice some more.
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To be honest, it is hard to pass. I failed but I have legitimate reasons for what happened. The damn steering wheel would wobble so much causing the vehicle to drift to left. That’s not user error, that’s vehicle error. They said that the steering wheel issue is just due to age. Bull crap. As far as me not slowing down in a school zone, I was going 27, so I was in the stage of slowing down, but before hand I didn’t know I was in one until the flashing light came up on me. I didn’t know the area. I also went over a medium thing that’s sometimes next to a turning lane. Can you blame me? I wasn’t used to driving a bigger vehicle yet. I thought I was going in the turning lane at the right time, but I wasn’t. Also, the lady told me to turn right onto another street. I did, but before hand I freaked her out as according to her I drifted to left so close that she could reach her hand out and touch the semi vehicle carrying cars or something. If I don’t know that the vehicle drifted, then it’s vehicle error. Damn steering wheel. I couldn’t even keep the steering wheel straight as it continued to wobble so much.
Sorry, but I have never heard of a driving test to gain entry into the Postal Service.
Its probably easier then the DMV test. As long as you are a regular driver you should not have any trouble.
Any driving test is most important, after all you are going to be in control of a lethal weapon.
The utmost responsibility should be undertaken.
IT IS MORE COMPLEX THEN YOUR REGULAR DRIVING TEST BECAUSE YOU WILL BE AROUND THE PUBLIC NEIGHBORHOODS MORE THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON.
No , they are just going to check your record through the D.M.V. .