Addresses Dangerous for Delivery

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Roo, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. 8 Hour Day

    8 Hour Day Active Member

    I searched, but didn't find a thread for this.

    With all the larger packages in the system, last year, I got a 1000 to replace the 700 that was assigned to the route. Parts of the route are on winding narrow rural roads with no shoulder, and others are dead end dirt roads with nowhere to safely turn that beast around (my previous supe got stuck in a 700 on one of these roads, so they know I'm not exaggerating).

    Last Summer, I got temporarily stuck trying to make a delivery by leaving the driver's side tires on the pavement and the passenger's side on the steep shoulder.

    There are still 700s in the area, and our routes literally overlap (Yay dispatch!), so it would be no challenge to move these dangerous addresses to the smaller trucks (I used to make these deliveries in a 700 by driving into the driveways).

    I have brought this issue up with my dispatch, supervisors (I've had 3 over the last 6 months) and manager with little success. I've discussed it in person, via phone calls, text messages, written notes and DIAD messages. Yet still... After correcting the dispatch for a couple of days, the dangerous addresses are out back on me.

    When I bring it up to any one of the mgmt, they hem and hae with no real answer, usually referring me to someone else who likewise takes no responsibility.

    This has been going on since August.

    I have been instructed not to swap packages with drivers in 700s (who are more than willing to do so). I have been instructed not to sheet them as missed. I am also under the impression that getting a 10000 pound truck stuck in the mud is frowned upon. It's a no win situation.

    Is there a company policy in regards to using the appropriate vehicle for an address? Where would I find that?

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Walk off anything you can't get to. When their over allowed goes to 3 hrs over I'm sure they will want to talk then.
    • Winner Winner x 11
    • Like Like x 6
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • List
  3. 8 Hour Day

    8 Hour Day Active Member

    I suggested that once... For some addresses, this would mean a half mile walk over rugged terrain. Ain't happening... Specifically for the folks always ordering furniture!
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Then keep wasting your time crying to your sups and let us know how that works out for you.
    • Agree x 4
    • Winner x 4
    • Like x 1
    • Friendly x 1
    • Useful x 1
    • Beer x 1
    • List
  5. 8 Hour Day

    8 Hour Day Active Member

    Wow. Thanks for the help.

    Alas, I'm sure there must be a policy for assigning the proper vehicles...
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    There is no such policy. Just because you don't like an answer doesn't mean that it's wrong. Do you think your sups care? The only thing you have shown them so far is that you CAN do it in a 1000 because you are doing it. If you would have been grossly over from the start they would have switched you back. Looks like that ship has sailed. Good luck.
    • Like x 9
    • Winner x 3
    • Disagree x 1
    • Funny x 1
    • Informative x 1
    • Friendly x 1
    • List

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Tell them you are parking at the end of each driveway and walking them off !!!!!!!!

    That is the only way you are going to change anything. Indecision is correct.

    If they force you to drive on the driveways with the 1000, get it in writing and work as directed.
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  8. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Exactly my thought. Use you hand truck. For the entire street if you need to. This will get their attention. If your not willing to walk. Then no sense trying to tell us your not gonna do it. When they started the no backing crap. I said I will walk. Now I never have a 9 hr dispatch. Play the game they set up. You will win.
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • List
  9. 8 Hour Day

    8 Hour Day Active Member

    That's the thing... I haven't gotten an answer! Lol

    The ship hasn't sailed yet... I deliver where it is safe and bring the others back to the pm supe. I know how that game works!
  10. 8 Hour Day

    8 Hour Day Active Member

    I guess you'd have to see some of the roads in referring to. Being a pedestrian on the road p is inviting death.
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Beer Beer x 1
    • List
  11. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Your answer is deliver the safest way. You need to keep your truck in a good spot to protect you. If you drive where you don't belong. That is on you. See if you can get a p500 with a trailer. Park the trailer and reload it. When you empty it. Try something if you aren't willing to walk
  12. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    OP, showing up on a report is the only way to get through to the numbskulls. Talking gets nothing done.
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Put it on a hand truck and walk it off.

    If you're not willing to do some walking to prove a point we can't help you.
  14. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    watch Mngmnt put him in a 1200 with a hitch
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    When they break the rural route next to me the guy on the other end gets to deliver in a 1200 where the broken route has a 57.
  16. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Like others have said walk them off and why did you let them give you a 1000

    I drive a 700 and I know I need a 1000 and they want to give me one but I won't take it , because two things will happen I can't complain about a bricked out truck and they will give me more stops
  17. 8 Hour Day

    8 Hour Day Active Member

    The 1000 came from my leaving packages behind because they wouldn't fit in the truck! Lol... Service failures speak loudly!

    I know all the little strategies I can do to coerce them into action.

    I was hoping someone knew of a company policy regarding assigning proper vehicles to service addresses with unique delivery challenges.
  18. 8 Hour Day

    8 Hour Day Active Member

    Being willing to walk isn't the issue. There's plenty of that on the route. These aren't roads you walk down without risking your life (thus the title of the thread).

    I know very well how to play the game. I didn't post looking for tried and true strategies to get dispatch to do their stupid job properly, but for info on policies.
  19. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    If you are so good at coercing us into action, why did your next line have to be?

    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  20. NXA

    NXA Active Member

    This calls for a photograph.