Anyone see "issues" with ups freight on your routes???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by coldworld, May 27, 2009.

  1. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    there are a couple of ups freight guys on my route and on a daily basis one of them idles the truck for a full hour on his lunch and they both are on their phones and driving all the time. Just curious how you all feel about this when on our side being caught driving with a cell phone would at least get you a warning letter..maybe more. What about all of this telecrap on idle times, those two bozos idle 10 hours a week...not moving. Dont tell me that the freight sive of things is "different", idle time is idle time, safety is safety!!!What do any of you think about it a non-issue?
  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    ups does things slowly.Give them time.
  3. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    yep the madness will eventually consume them too.:happy-very:
  4. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Hope corporate is monitoring this...INSTANT COST SAVINGS!!!
  5. MobileBA

    MobileBA Member

    They probably "unplugged" thier ivis and that idle time is not showing up on the reports!
  6. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I don't have time to worry about UPS Freight.
  7. tworavens

    tworavens JuniorMember for 24 Years

    Saw a UPS Freight driver standing on his lift gate dropping boxes of clothing one at a time onto the ground, in the rain. Then he told the gals at Juicy Couture they would need to bring them inside themselves.:angry-very2: Eventually he ended up taking them in but he took his sweet time about it. I haven't seen him around since, I hope they canned his sorry ass.
  8. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    those lazy good for nothin freight drivers
  9. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    speaking of this, i did have an issue with a ups package car driver once

    i got to a factory that only had 1 dock...package car was backed up to i had to wait about 10 minutes

    im inside talking to a recieving guy, the dock is outside...i go out there when we hear a loud bang and the package car drive off

    somehow a portable dock plate was docked onto the ground, off the dock...those things weigh atleast 100 and the other guy had to pick it back up

    i dont know what happened...package cars arent even dock height, i dont know why he knocked it off the dock...must of been fired from overnite or something

    but he did it, there was nobody else out there, and it wasnt a windy day
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm not sayingt this is what happened but one day I backed up to a dock and the plate was standing on it's edge on the ground, leaned against the wall behind me. It didn't fall as I was driving off, to my knowledge. The next day it was still there.
  11. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Why would they can him? If they didn't pay for an inside delivery then he did nothing technically wrong.
  12. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Did you miss the part about dropping boxes of clothing in water?
  13. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    You're just jealous they don't have to buy special UPS socks, aren't you?
    Must still be in that 'substandard, non-union carrier' state of mind.
  14. tworavens

    tworavens JuniorMember for 24 Years

    Don't know whether it would count as inside delivery, but all he had to do was wheel the pallet down a short corridor to their receiving door. Even apart from that, it was the throwing the boxes literally into a puddle that blew my mind. That was the only Freight guy on my route I've ever seen act like that, all the rest are consistently professional.

    Anyways, why would you act like a tool to a store full of hot young girls?:wink2: And a national account, to boot?
  15. tworavens

    tworavens JuniorMember for 24 Years

    There's a dock on my route that routinely has the dock plate leaning right against the track for the rollup door. It's fallen over a number of times when I roll the door up, never onto the ground though. P.I.T.A.
  16. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    nah its a dock where you are actually on a slab of concrete outside, theres a overhead door about 10 feet away
  17. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I've seen them do much worse. Correct me if I'm wrong but if they didn't pay for an inside delivery then they shouldn't expect it inside. Someone being cute doesn't pay the bills.

    By "them" I mean LTL carriers in general and not ours guys specifically.