Confused, Glossary of terms....?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MuppetUK, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. MuppetUK

    MuppetUK New Member

    Hey guys, has anyone ever thought of putting up some sort of glossary on here of abbreviations and what they mean and commonly used terms?
    It seems most of the posters on here are either package car drivers or Loaders/Unloaders. I am a feeder driver that moved to UPS via the Lynx Express aquisition in the UK.
    When i worked at the Lynx main sortation hub, I knew how everything worked. I had Unloaded/Loaded trailers, worked on the coding (sorting parcels to the correct trailers), operated the sortation machine including helping at times to fix it. I also helped out in Operations before I moved to the driving, where due to a mechanical background I often fix minor faults on my truck myself. What i can't understand is most people at Lynx knew how the system worked and what everyone else had to do which made the job easier but since moving to UPS, I haven't got a clue. I seem to come across a large amount of abbreviations for everything under the sun and i haven't got a clue what they mean. I figured out what a DIAD is for but what are 1000s, 1200s etc on a package van? Nobody tells us anything at UPS. Just for example, I collected a load from a customer today and the truck seemed heavy. I wanted to weigh it to see if it was overweight. However, though we have a brand new axle weigher, there are no instructions on it and no-one knows how to use it!:angry:
    Anyway what about the glossary idea? Anyone?
  2. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    1200's and 1000's and 8000's refer to the shelf numbers on a package car.... lvd is low volume direct.... hvd is high volume direct...... pd is primary direct...those are the only ones i can think of but there many more:peaceful:
  3. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    really? and to think all these years i heard them as package car sizes. allong with 250, 300, 500, 600, 800, and of course big bertha. not to mention a smattering of odd sized vehicles. and correct me if i am wrong, but there are pkg cars larger than the 1200 as well? i remember one brand new one many years back used as a feeder one night, it went on forever. even had air brakes as i recall.

  4. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    thats what my thinking was, dont the shelfs on the trucks go in full 1000 increments?

    Cheryl this may not be that bad of an idea, create some like a wikipdia, where the users can submit terms and definetion (and pics if warranted), i dont what that would take on your end, im sure most of the active users would particpate in this
  5. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    U united
    P parcel
    S service
  6. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    thats a good as any place to start


  7. haydendavid380

    haydendavid380 is property of UPS

    imho I thought he was talking about hin numbers
  8. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    My mistake yea 1000 2000 3000 and on are shelf numbers 1200 500 800 and others are pc sizes
  9. LiL"Comet"

    LiL"Comet" New Member

    That's crazy your post, i was just laughing another co-worker the other day about our lingo here @ brown-dog house. We diffenitly have our own terminology we do need a dic. for everyone to look at when someone says something they are thinking in there mind "what the hell does that mean". LOL:confused2:
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    It's a C.O.D. to my C.P.A. regarding the I.R.S. and I'm an O.B.G.Y.N. in the A.M.A. working in the E.R.

    Everybody needs translation services!
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I think that is a smashing idea.

    There are still terms that I don't know. Like what is a jax slide?
  12. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    jax preload slide we get our volume from the unload the spas apply the stickers then we sort the packages to 4 different preload cages
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    OH!!!!!!!!! OK :confused2: I think I get it. I am in a tiny little center that barely has enough room to turn around in so alot of the things that are in the bigger centers are about as foriegn(?) to me as speaking greek is. LOL
  14. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Yes just smashing:) jax -Jacksonville?
    irregs-small spider eggs that get in your ears from indonesian packages
    peak-what a driver with way too much work does before bringing back missed deliveries
    air in load-maybe the midnight burrito's were a bad idea
    space cushion-a buzz lightyear pillow with to infinity and beyond on it
    big arrow up/down-native dating chat
  15. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    yes jax is jacksonville
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    BFH--------------Big Fxxxxxg Hammer:peaceful:
  17. demetriddp

    demetriddp abomination of nature

    what does center manager stand for?
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Center Manager
    Commodities Market
    Caine Mutiny
    Crisis Management
    Critical Move

  19. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    cement mixer

    canine molar

    celestial magnitude

    cave man

  20. CBUK

    CBUK Member

    Americans are obsessed with abbreviations.

    I can see MuppetUK's point.

    What does DIAD stand for?

    I always thought it was Direct Information Acquisition Device. Someone told me the other day that it is actually Delivery Information Acquisition Device.

    Am I right or wrong?

    Theres more than just Delivery information in there!