Inside UPS’ boot-camp for drivers about to hit the road this holiday


United Parcel Service told CNBC it’s aiming to hire 12,000 delivery drivers to handle what’s expected to be the biggest holiday peak for e-commerce ever.

This year, nearly $212 billion in online holiday spending is being forecasted by eMarketer, more than 18% of total estimated holiday sales of almost $1.15 trillion.

To learn how to deal with all those deliveries, all UPS driver candidates in U.S. attend a week-long intensive boot-camp training class at one of 10 facilities.

CNBC got an exclusive inside look at the Menlo Park, California center in the weeks leading up to Black Friday, generally seen as the start of the holiday shopping season.

The UPS training includes: driving in a mockup…


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