350 Package Car Methods?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 2Slow, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. 2Slow

    2Slow Member

    I am trying to find a complete rundown of the methods somewhere. I looked around on upsers.com for a while and could not find them... Can any of you help me locate them?
    Asking my managment team is not an option. They prefer to withhold information as much as possible.
    We are getting ready for round 75 in the 9.5/overdispatch/harassment battle, and I want to brush up on every little detail of the methods.
    Thanks...
     
  2. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    If you are asking your management team for the methods they are required to give you a copy. Be sure and ask for the 340 methods. There are no 350 methods. That is unless they added 10 I don't know about.:happy2:
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    That would be one long list. I once saw what I assume was the official list of all the things you were suppose to do just for a pretrip a package car. There must of been 50- 75 things. I'm sure it would of taken half an hour at least to do each and everyone. I seem to remember them saying we were allowed like 4 minutes.
     
  4. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    3 minute pcm (yeah right) and 5 minute pre-trip for a total of 8 minute a.m. time.
     
  5. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Rod,
    I still have the 1980's manual.
    A while back, I read the pretrip sequence.
    I timed reading it with a stop watch.
    It took me almost 3 minutes to read.
    I am a fast reader, but, jeez louise, they ask me to do all that stuff under 4 minutes?
    When was the last time you checked the tightness of your lug nuts?
    PAX
     
  6. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    My A.M. time runs from the start time to the time I actually leave the building, rarely is it in 8 minutes, sometimes it's as much as 30-45 minutes. You're A.M. time stops when you enter the time in "LEFT BUILDING" . When everyone puts in the default 8 minutes, it looks as though the management team has done an excellent job in getting us out on the road on time, and makes it appear that your drive time to your first stop was more than it should be.
     
  7. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    We once had a drivers wheel fall off. Four about 3 weeks after, the last words from a female super. was "check your nuts and run"
     
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    From UPSers.com:


    "Methods
    The number one thing you can do to make your job easier is to consistently use the methods designed for your work. Don't waste your time and energy swimming upstream. Just use the methods every day and you'll see how much easier they'll make your job."



    And that's all you really have to know!
     
  9. Lobofan5

    Lobofan5 New Member


    Is there a UPS method sheet that explains the 19 steps to "check your nuts" ????



    I'd love to see THAT!!
     
  10. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

     
  11. doctor brown 688

    doctor brown 688 New Member

    Sence of urgency....hmmm.....I don't recall, but I think it had something to do with going to the restroom at my next five stops but not before anouncing"UPS" so that everyone knows it is me doing it.Something like that.
     
  12. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    Guess the Gatorade bottle is out of the question huh?! :)
     
  13. longlunchguy

    longlunchguy Runnin on Empty


    Maybe they have it on a training film:biting:
     
  14. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    never heard that they are required to give them to you.
     
  15. 2Slow

    2Slow Member

    I haven't heard either way, but my managment team doesn't do a lot of things that they are required to do. (like follow the contract for instance) My Center manager is a secretive nut, I'm sure that he won't give them to me. It sure would be nice if I could find them some other way....
     
  16. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    It's sad that they expect you to follow "The Methods" yet they won't show you what they are.
     
  17. Bombed Load

    Bombed Load Guest

    Tie, do you have any reason why every driver shouldn't be given a copy? If UPS management truly had faith in them, a copy should be distributed to all employees. Why aren't they? Could it possibly be because UPS is run by hypocrites who really don't want workers following ALL those methods? Maybe instead management just expects everybody to run like idiots, cut corners everywhere, and skip all breaks. But wait, they have that already... It's called the PLANNED DAY!
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I'm so old my nuts......... aw forget it:dissapointed:
     
  19. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    how are the drivers do they do everything they are required to do?
     
  20. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm sure you meant:
    how are the drivers, do they do everything they are required to do?
    LOL, had to read that three times before I knew what you were askin
    g.:happy2: