Bustin out routes; Here to stay?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by flht, May 29, 2009.

  1. flht

    flht New Member

    I am new to the forum. Pretty neat to hear from everyone. I've been driving PC's for 23 years and it's setting up to be a long,hot summer down here. Do you guys think the new policy of busting out routes and loading everybody up with work is here to stay. We had over 20 drivers over 9.5 two days this week (not including today) with one guy working to 10:30. I am just curious how things are in other areas of the good ole USA. Have a great weekend!!!!
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Welcome to Brown Cafe Electra Glide.
    There are a few of us motorcyclist in BC.
    You get to ride in the mountains much?

  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Where is down here?

    They are doing the same thing here!:dissapointed: The 9.5's are so far out of control and they don't care.
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS


    Electra Glide in Blue
  5. flht

    flht New Member

    Hoping to go to Helen next weekend,weather permitting. Ride to work when I can ( 90 mile round trip). I try to stay out of the cage as much as possible.
  6. flht

    flht New Member

    Central Georgia.
  7. tworavens

    tworavens JuniorMember for 24 Years

    I've been driving for 17 years. Every couple of years there will be a "flavor of the month" type push to get everyone below 9.5, but my normal work day has consistently averaged 10.5 hours for pretty much my entire driving career. I would say that probably half the drivers in my center accept and expect that amount of overtime. Only a small group of drivers make enough of a stink to get their days below 9.5.

    Isn't it true that it's more economical for the company to put another car on the road rather than pay a bunch of drivers the extra overtime past 9.5 hours? If so, I don't understand why our center isn't concerned about the long days. Many of our drivers come in way underallowed though, so that may be it...
  8. flht

    flht New Member


    I'm lmao. Thats a good one!
  9. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Glad you enjoyed it. I have a 99 Super Glide.
  10. flht

    flht New Member

    '06 Ultra Black Cherry,Andrews 26g's,pcIII,stage 1,dynotuned Jackpots,too much other crap to mention.
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  12. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    "Hoping to go to Helen?" Better tell me so that I can change the sheets in the guest room. More than welcome. Bring that bad boy with you too!
  13. flht

    flht New Member

    That would be Helen of Georgia,Helen of California. But thanks for the invite!