Air

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by uber, May 23, 2013.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

    Whats the most air you've ever had? The route I'm covering right now is 35-40 minutes without traffic away from my building. Today I look at my diad and I have 16 air stops. Preload hadn't wrapped up my truck until 8:40. I leave the building around 8:50.

    Got it delivered along with the ground for those stops by the hair on my chinny chin chin.
     
  2. sigreq

    sigreq Member

    So what you're saying is you ran 16 stops per hour plus the ground for each of those stops? Man I bet the sups in your building love you. Slow your roll
     
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I think I had 15 today. Get on area at 9:10-9:15 and have usually about 21 stops off when I get to my last air stop.
     
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Had six total stops off when I hit my last air stop at 10:25. 50 pieces.
     
  5. uber

    uber Guest

    Whats the most they can give you?
     
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    No limit. If you have too many, skip the ground and deliver only air. If you have late air while delivering ground it's on you. On a good day we leave at 9.
     
  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    If you're over dispatched for air ask for help before you leave. If no help follow it up with a diad message advising you'll do your best but don't believe it can be done by 1030 to CYA and only run air--no ground or bulk.
     
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    As many as you allow them to put on you. I generally ask how many they want late when they give me too much. This is how you determine what you get and are able to make service on.
     
  9. uber

    uber Guest

    I've never had a late air. What do they do?
     
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    They give you my air until you do, making it your fault.
     
  11. Then they fire you.
     
  12. uber

    uber Guest

    You must live in a right to work state.
     
  13. 40andOut

    40andOut Guest

    Warning letter. They will say you should have informed them you could not get it off in time. They will also blame you for delivering ground with the air...making you late. Cover your ass. Tell them you may not get it off in time. Ask them if they want you to risk it by delivering ground with air. Then it is on them, not you.
     
  14. uber

    uber Guest

    I kinda like the challenge. I'm always up for a good challenge.
     
  15. 40andOut

    40andOut Guest

    I am thinking of copying all the warning letters I have received over the years and taping them to the inside of the back of my package car. I would most likely get a warning letter for that.
     
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I enjoy a challenge also, I don't enjoy being set up to fail however.
     
  17. Nope. That was a joke. I shoulda put a 'lol'

    If you just deliver air and you tell them
    you can't get them all off (especially if you tell them) there's really not a whole lot you can do. Always tell them though if your in doubt.
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You just set your own bar. Congrats.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Leaving the building at 8:50 with a 40 minute drive puts you on area at 9:30, which gives you 1 hour to deliver 16 air stops. You are also a cover driver which means you may not be that familiar with the area. You took quite the gamble trying to deliver ground rather than delivering straight air.

    You asked what could happen if you have late air? Well, they will print your delivery records to see if you delivered any ground. If you did you will be given a warning letter for failure to follow the methods. The gamble is not worth it----run straight air if you have to.
     
  20. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I had three air parcels yesterday which is pretty much my average number everyday. Got them all off by noon.