Box with wine bottles pictured

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Leadfarmer153, May 2, 2014.

  1. Leadfarmer153

    Leadfarmer153 Member

    So if a box has alcohol alcohol on it...say wine beer or liquor on it, and its doesn't prompt a 21 min signature...should you just DR it or req a 21 min signature. Im newer and had this come up. No one was home so I ended up NI1 it. The box looked to be reused but I didn't wanna risk it. One older driver was busting my balls for not DRing it. But my Sup said technically you did the right thing. A clerk inspected it and its just clothes and shoes... So what would you have done?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is why I am so adamant about not picking up packages shipped in "booze boxes".

    Technically you did the right thing.

    What would I have done? I would have looked at the return address to see if was sent from a winery. I would have also shaken the box to listen for the rattle of bottles.

    I would only DR a re-used "booze box" if I was 100% sure it didn't contain booze.
     
  3. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    If they diddnt pay the extra for over 21 signature required , then it is gettin dr'd.
     
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  4. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member


    You definitely did the right thing. It's not your job to play the guessing game with a box. If you are unsure at all, sheet it and bring it back. It can always be reattempted the next day.
     
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Technically you follow what the bar code indicates and not what the box looks like. Many people use old boxes to ship things so contents can be different. If you aren't sure don't DR but you wouldn't be wrong to DR either. After you have more experience you will be able to tell what's in most packages and whether you should leave them or not regardless of whether its a signature required.
     
  6. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    If you shake the box and it makes a noise and your not brain dead, it should sound like bottles hitting Styrofoam, if its not moving at all and it don't ask for sig required, dr that sumbitch lol. Im just playin witcha dude, youll get the hang of it. But on the flipside, way to be smart about it protecting your :censored2: just in case. :peaceful:
     
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You are way over-thinking it.

    Knock, drop and run.
     
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  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Funny, but the raw materials to make beer/wine doesn't need signature. A few college kids on route make home brew.

    If you can buy it, make it! Smart kids.
     
  9. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Better to be safe than sorry with these idiots, you know how the game is played with these crooked fools lol.
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If you DR a box you aren't sure about (especially an obvious high value item that doesn't have sig reg) be double dam sure its a safe DR so you won't get burned.
     
  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    You can drop the knocking and just drop and run....
     
  12. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Your right I don't play that game either. Cross your T'S and dot your I'S
     
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Yesterday, I picked up 13 boxes of household goods from a couple moving to Ohio. Every box came from a liquor store and they are all 03 coded. If I were delivering these, they would get DRd and forgotten about.

    Way, way, way over thinking it.
     
  14. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    13 boxes makes it a little more obvious there Einstein, just saying, aint hard to use your brain on that one:crazy:
     
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I had an old guy that got 3 or 4 cases of wine once a month. It was all sig required though and his wife was always home to sign.
     
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Just as easy as 1 box that looks reused and when scanned does not come up sig required.

    It is not rocket science.
     
  17. Leadfarmer153

    Leadfarmer153 Member

    That's all I was doing. At first I set it down and DRed it. Got back to the truck and thought damn it... That box has wine bottles all over it. I did shake it. But what if its one bottle that's packed well. Plus there are 2 teenage girls that live there. I got this picture of them drunk .. went back up to the door and NI1. The driver in me said F it just release it and keep rolling. My mind said this isn't worth my job. It's one delivery they shouldn't be reusing wine boxes.
     
  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    You know what im saying grayman, use a little brain power to make smart decisions on the job, that's all im implying. If it pops up sig req you get a signature. If you get a 40 inch tv and doesn't require a signature, you get them to sign anyway or the neighbor to sign, if theres not a safe place to leave it, out of sight and out of weather. Its all about making smart judgement calls on this job, you've been there. You know what im saying.
     
  19. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    DITTO DUDE
     
  20. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Good job and smart call. Youll get the hang of it, protect that :censored2: in the beginning I don't blame ya 1 bit.