5 keys to package selection

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by longlunchguy, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. longlunchguy

    longlunchguy Runnin on Empty

    Just when you thought you had enough to remember, those of us on a (long) lunch break have come up with the following.

    1. Keep your ndas in the cab, you won't be able to open the bulkhead door anyway. To many packages have fallen against it after your first right turn.

    2. Always use three points of contact when climbing on shelves to search for your next stop.

    3. When looking for packages, test boxes that you must step on so you do no further damage.

    4. Select the "dup" key when you come back later with the one package you couldn't find at the initial delivery.

    5. When all else fails, select option 3 and direct deposit.
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    LLG, very well thought out and informative. LOL Now what are the key phrases?
  3. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    If I can't find a package at a stop and I find it later that day and deliver it, I sure as heck DON'T count it as a duplicate stop. If my preloader can't keep it together, or it falls and merges with another bulk stop, it's on UPS. Now if UPS wants to pay me 15 minutes before start time to tighten up the load, then I might consider that missing package a duplicate stop. Jmho.
  4. cancun

    cancun New Member

    6. When you have a bad day and you can't blame it on anybody else but yourself( which is hard for most drivers to do) tell your on road sup when you return to the building that you should only be paid 1/2 of your hourly wage that day. That is true accountability for your performance.
  5. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Hey bud, you first. How many times have you done this yourself? Every bad day I've had at work UPS has contributed exponentially to that process, so I'm sure as hell not gonna lose have my pay because my immediate supervisors can't get their heads out of their :censored2: and make a smart decision:angry:
  6. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    I tend to go for whichever package falls off the shelf and is closest to the bulk head door.
  7. If we do not hit the dup key we get in trouble.
  8. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    This is supposed to be a funny thread, so where's your sense of humor? Oh that's right, robots don't have humor, or feelings, ............................OR BRAINS!!!:surprised:
  9. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Whenever I feel that I have too much work - DR / OD. (Driver Release / Open Dumpster):thumbsup:
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    1. Keep your ndas ...
    2. Always use three ...
    3. When looking ...
    4. Select the "dup" ...
    5. When all ...
    Keep Away When STUG Winkies.
  11. badpal.

    badpal. avoiding brown kool-aid

    Ha, I have to do that sometimes...
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2009
  12. badpal.

    badpal. avoiding brown kool-aid

    I totally agree with you on that. I had the loader from hell during peak so I had to go back quite a bit. Thank GOD she quit!
  13. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    If they tell me to hit the duplicate, I hit it.
    What do I care?
    I'll just be more overallowed.
    The numbers are their game.
    The only credit I need is in the form of my hourly rate.
  14. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    I agree totally. We've been told not using the DUP amounts to pumping your stop count, even if it is a misload brought from another driver. I say just do your best to follow the rules no matter how seemingly senseless they are, collect your pay and note the mislods in your diad. It all pays the same, and you sleep a lot better. Sure your numbers may take a small hit, but you've got a reason for it that way.
  15. myback

    myback Member

    up here in the pacific nw mgrs are freaking-out about this dup thing. now if u dont use the dup-key mgmt will consider that stealing of company time and serious about it. unbelievable what these idiots choose to focus on and what not to.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The frustrating part is that this "focus" changes from month to month.

    We are told to use the dup key whenever we have to either go back to a stop for a misload or if we go back to reattempt a delivery (COD, NI) or if we have a moved that is on or close to our area. Not using the dup key is padding stops which will earn you a slap on the wrist.
  17. sealbasher

    sealbasher Member

    all good kids like milk
  18. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    OK, so I had a package loaded in my truck on Friday that was a definite damage. Signature required. Top half of the box had cardboard torn off and replaced with tape. Nothing in it. We are told to not record these as damages, but to put it in the board as NI1. Talk about lack of integrity at my center. The consignee looks up tracking number and sees NI1 and thinks driver messed up. My frustration builds. Do as your told or do what's right? I recorded it as a damage.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    helen, we are told to sheet these as "future" so that we can retape and/or RTS it.
  20. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    work as directed that way it won't fall on you