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Old 05-11-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Lexington
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Hello Everyone,

I will be moving to Lex in September. I currently live in NY, so I have been unable to get to Lex to look for jobs.
Does anyone have any ideas as to where I can look for a driving job? I already checked out Lex Tran.

Any info would be great

Thanks
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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hmmm... I'm not sure exactly what you mean by driving jobs, but I think there are some here that might be an option...

Pepsi, Lexington Fayette County Schools, I think coors lite has a distributing plant not far and what about trucking? we have two interstates that run in Lexington?
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Mobile, AL
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I used to work for Airborne Express when I lived in Lex. If that would be something you would consider, there is UPS, FedEx and a few other package delivery places there.
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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UPS Driver's are union members who wait years to gain enough seniority to get those jobs, so I would rule that one out!
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Airborne is now DHL . There is also Coca-Cola
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Mobile, AL
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That's right, I couldn't remember DHL's name. I actually worked for a company called Wesson & Gorman and was contracted to Airborne. I didn't know about the UPS drivers union. I drove the van to do the deliveries and pickups. I remember the guy who drove the semi to move the packages out of state. Sorry I don't know much more about that position. I do remember that there were a lot of driver jobs posted in the Herald Leader back then. Try careerbuilder.com, they have a few shown for Lexington.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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UPS will hire non-union people to assist drivers during peak season, but everybody out there except management is a Teamster. I left UPS several years ago. Back then it took about 5-8 years seniority to become a driver, even longer to get your own route. The people that drive the 18 wheelers are called "Feeder" drivers. These are the ones that have been at UPS forever.

The people that deliver the Early AM and Saturday packages do so part time, plus have their regular job. It was possible back then to get one of those part time driving jobs in less time.

FYI: If you ever ship anything UPS, be sure to put your cell # with area code on it. That way it can still get delivered on time if part of the label becomes damaged, or your writing is bad. Otherwise the package is held there until they can track down more info on it.
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