Inside a UPS training school where workers haul boxes across slick ‘ice,’ perform high-stakes driving drills, and deliver packages to empty homes in a mock neighborhood

The training school, called Integrad, is like an intense boot camp for new UPS driver candidates and aspiring supervisors. The courses last five to nine days, depending on the training level sought.

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The first Integrad training center opened in Landover, Maryland, in 2007 with the help of a $1.8 million grant from the Department of Labor.

There are now Integrad sites in Illinois, Arizona, Oregon, California, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio, Germany, and the UK.

Integrad is designed to teach drivers healthy and safe driving and delivery tips, as well as help them save time on their routes, according to the company. UPS said it invests more than…

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