Are traffic jams the number one stress for UPS drivers?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 2350, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. 2350

    2350 New Member

    hey I wanted to know whats the number one stress about being a driver? is it the traffic?
    if you guys had to make your deliveries at night with very little traffic would that reduce the stress from the job greatly?

    by having less traffic does it give you guys more time to make your deliveries and not have to constantly rush through work.
     
  2. Brown Pride

    Brown Pride New Member

    Not having a stupidvisor would help.


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  3. 2350

    2350 New Member

    okay but you still agree that its the traffic thats the hardest to deal with?
     
  4. Kicked Your Dog

    Kicked Your Dog 22 Year South Cal UPSer

    Orion.
     
  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Traffic can be stressfull but it is not a major stressor for me. Stupid and unrealistic dispatches cause major stress. Delivering after dark causes stress in that your visibility is diminished.
     
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  6. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I enjoy traffic when I'm working, there's no easier way to make easy money. Zero stress here

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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Construction.
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    How does Orion handle roads closed due to construction?
     
  9. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    I would have to say traffic is a concern, safety is my number one priority while driving. You can be the most cautious driver and follow the safety methods to the letter and some soccer mom or dad runs a red light or something totally insane... bam your in a accident!!
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If a soccer mom with a minvan full of rugrats runs a red light and slams into you killing a couple of children, what are the odds of UPS blaming you? Though you might be less likely there since UPS would be admitting liability for lawsuits if they blamed the driver.
     
  11. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    The green light of despair on the diad causes stress because rarely is it ever a good message.
     
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  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    When you are finished with work and driving back to building and see that green light do you ignore it until its too late?
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yup.
     
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  14. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    The Horror…what if where a CUSTOMER needing their package…I’m ashamed
     
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  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is where Telematics can be your friend.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I rarely if ever have paid send agains so this would not be an issue.
     
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Absolutely. I have been instructed by not only my management team but by law enforcement that looking at my diad while the vehicle is in motion is distracted driving and a violation of motor vehicle laws. Besides I sent them a finished work message.
     
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Customers tracking better than Malaysian radar!
     
  19. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    As a swing driver, I only stress from 10-10:30am. EVERYTHING is stressful at this point if I still have NDAs.

    After that, I could care less about traffic, slow docks/employees, bad dispatch, trains. One stop at a time :)
     
  20. jaker

    jaker trolling

    The most stressful part of my day is getting back to the hub