Congratulations of your first step in the hiring process. I say first step because you'll be put through a series of them until you actually get hired. Before I dive into answering your question, let me introduce myself. My name is Damien Albino and I'm a package car driver out of the Jersey City center in Secaucus NJ. I'm also on the safety committee at UPS. What we do in the safety committee is guide the new hires in all of the methods and procedures needed to become a UPS driver and have a safe and successful career. I am not a manager and have no interest in becoming one. My goal is to help that special guy/gal to land this rewarding and high paying job because I remember what it was like when I first started.
You already have an interview which means you knew how to apply for the job. That's awesome! you'd be surprised how many people don't know that very first step.
The following is the general order in which the hiring process goes in. I say general because every building is a little different.
1. Interview - you'll be given an interview along with other candidates for the job. Tip: arrive one hour before your schedule time. This shows you want the job and you're dependable.
2. Driving Test - Like the UPS driver from Buffalo recommended, Manuel transmission knowledge is a must. The company just wants to see how well you operate the vehicle. Tip: if your rusty with a manual transmission I'd highly recommend that you brush-up on it before the first driving test. Rent a truck for a few hours if necessary.
3. D.O.T Physical - This is a driving job so it's important that your in good health while operating the vehicle.
4. UPS School - You'll be sent to school for one whole week. During that week you'll learn all of the safety methods that every UPS driver uses on a daily bases. Tip: take the class series and STUDY your butt off. If you fail the written and oral test at the end of the week you'll not move on to the final step.