After my 2nd day of preloading I..really need tips.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HawkReich, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. HawkReich

    HawkReich GO HAWKS!

    I really want to get better. I wasn't thinkin it would be that vigorous but damn do I feel it.

    I feel confused though because different sups are telling me different things. One tells me to do it a certain way and another says "driver's are pompous :censored2:s, they get paid 50 :censored2:ing bucks an hour. Just toss the box on the right shelf."

    I want to be the preloader driver's WANT. One driver is nice to me the other was a dickheadJudyuu. But oh well.

    Just looking for advice I guess.
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Not so easy is it, Taco boy? lol
    You need to focus on getting the right packages in the right trucks and on the proper shelves with the shipping labels facing up, out (facing you) or towards the bulkhead door. Load overweights on the floor...nearly under the shelf if possible (keeping a clear path for you to walk inside the truck while you load) when shipping labels facing up or out.

    Keep up with the flow....don't run but don't be the butt hole that other loaders need to bail out everyday cause you don't keep up.
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  3. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    If it's 8150 and 8750 just being on the 8000 shelf doesn't necessarily'll get better with time...don't worry about it
  4. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    Make sure you really mess up that :censored2: drivers truck on Monday
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and promptly get his butt sent to the unload...
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  6. scooby0048

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    Just like anything else, you will get better with time. The soreness will also go away...eventually.
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Bring your driver breakfast every morning.
  8. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    belt to car? boxline? Much depends upon your setup.

    Belt to car, it's no secret, you must be fast and work ahead of the flow. And hope you have at least one good belt sorter up front, if you are not in the front of the belt.

    Boxline, it's a different animal. You must balance the cages and never pull smalls. Just pull and load the larger boxes 100% of the time and it will all filter out. Many people try to load smalls when their cages are jammed and wonder why they don't empty.

    and on and on...but no point without getting into your setup..
  9. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    The guy who said toss the box on the right shelf is a jagoff. Do your best not to listen to that guy. Load with the driver in mind, stop for stop, using the proper methods.
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Stop for stop? I'd be happy if it was on the right shelf close to ascending HIN order.
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  11. HawkReich

    HawkReich GO HAWKS!

    Im a taco lady actually. Lol
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  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

  13. snarts

    snarts Member

    What really helped me was not using the crayon at all. I save a ton of time by just simply glancing at the label and making sure the city/town is correct and placing it in the correct shelf. Since I'm on a boxline I am able to keep my cages relatively empty and when ever I see a empty one coming I use the time to organize the shelves and check to see if I have any off routes. My misloads have never been in the red since I did away with the crayon.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As a driver I can tell you that using the crayon or pulling the PAL are a waste of time.
  15. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    The crappiest loads in our building are on the drivers that load their trucks before work. Why would a loader care about the load if it's going to get fixed for free?
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  16. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    For the last MF time, that is not done for you. It helps the loader establish his placement of every remaining pkg.
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  17. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    If you get it on the proper shelf, with no misloads, Rockstar!
  18. snarts

    snarts Member

    Well it obviously doesn't work because whenever we have a new trainee on the line the drivers always complain about having the packages on incorrect shelves.

    That is exactly what the drivers on my set told me.
  19. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Check the load charts for drops. Create a plan. You'll eventually learn that 60 pieces for the 2000 shelf won't actually fit on the 2000 shelf. Keep the drops together, with bulky drops closer to the rear. Doesn't matter if you put a 1000 drop in RDR. If it's 20 boxes of copy paper, to the rear it goes. 40 boxes of textbooks, to the rear. Both sides. Once the driver gets those drops off, he can work with the space.
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  20. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    This sumbeech actually gets it!

    Well done sir.