Delivering on Air Only days

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 1pocket73, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. 1pocket73

    1pocket73 Member

    I always find these days much more difficult to deliver on because we are delivering a much larger area(for me yesterday,about 10 routes worth)with several 12:00 commits.Having to break off at 10:30 so I didn't have any late air(which I ended up having anyway)makes for big time inefficiency.Of course it helps to know the entire area you are doing,but yesterday I knew Zero of mine.That was pretty tough with 125 stops and 35 noon commits!

    Does anybody else experience this on air only days?How have you dealt with it to improve?I was going to say something to management before I left but I didn't want to cause problems.It was one of the most stressful days I have had thusfar and have been full time driving for about a year now.Thanks for any responses!
     
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.


    Pretty simple really. If you don't know your area deliver all time commits first. Even if that means back trackin a lot later in the day.


    Keep management updated as to your air situation and if you may have lates.
     
  3. Pkgcar1988

    Pkgcar1988 Active Member

    All you can do is let them know you are not familiar with the area and probably going to have late air. Then the ball is in their court.
     
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    65 stops and 3 noon commits. All in a tight area that I knew pretty well. Ran everything in trace and was off by 14:30.
     
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    All of my commits were 13:30 and believe it or not with an area I ran 270 miles covering I was a little worried until about 1.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Mgt wants you to tell them if you don't think you can get your airs off on time. If you tell them you may have lates and they send you out anyway the onus is on them.

    I worked yesterday and ran a combined route. I knew both areas so it wasn't too hard to get all of my airs off on time. The relaxed commit helped. I did have one EAM that I scanned before leaving the bldg. (1025) to make sure it showed as being delivered on time (even though it wasn't----1035). Yeah, I know that's not the right thing to do, but that is one battle I don't feel like fighting.

    If I were in your shoes I would have run straight NDA and then restarted the route once the NDA was done.
     
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Even easier solution, don't go in at all.
     
  8. Pkgcar1988

    Pkgcar1988 Active Member

    Why would you put yourself in a position to get fired for being dishonest by scanning an air before you left the building???? Tell sup it's going to be late and move on, not your problem
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We have fought this battle with upstate many times. It's simply not worth your time.
     
  10. Pkgcar1988

    Pkgcar1988 Active Member

    I understand,I've been there anything for the company kind of guy, but.....1 to many warning letters for ridiculous things have driven me to look at this company from a different perspective!!!!!
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was certainly not going to start the day off with a late EAM at my first delivery stop.
     
  12. 1pocket73

    1pocket73 Member

    Really what I was trying to ask about was doing a large area that you know none of.Sure,I could have ran NDA first and had no lates,but then I have got 95 or so that I don't know at all.EDD does not help because it is combining routes,causing stops that should be together in the board to be at opposite ends of the board and some in the middle.Like I said,if you know the entire area then you can scroll down and know what goes with what.But if you don't know,then I guess you are screwed?
     
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Wasn't this dishonest to our customer?
     
  14. Pkgcar1988

    Pkgcar1988 Active Member

    But truthfully it WAS LATE!!!
     
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Go old school. Take a map to deliver.
     
  16. Pkgcar1988

    Pkgcar1988 Active Member

    And not your problem that is was, that's what I don't understand
     
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Buy a map. GPS is great but can't show u a large area and how it runs together.
     
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I'm assuming the stop wasn't a great deal away from the building. How bout run it when it came down then go back to the building for the rest of your air?
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your EDD will show all of the stops by commit time. Get rid of the noon commits first and then designate all of the remaining stop as residential. This will reset EDD in to the proper delivery order. Simply follow that, do the best that you can and let the chips fall where they may.
     
  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It's easy money take your time run the air only first if your have to than go back and get the rest. I had about 32 air that need to be off buy 12 and two EAM that needed to be off by 10. I had 2 stops that where late and I let them know at 11:00 that i was going to have late Air. I had a total of 75 stops started at 8:50 and punched out at 4:00.