Does every driver have to pick up packages?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by you aint even know it, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    You know how the twilighters get most of their packages? The drivers pick them up and bring them back to the hub. Is that like a hub thing? Does every driver have to do that? By themselves? If so, I really applaud you guys.
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I'm sure they all appreciate your admiration.
     
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    WTF are you talking about?
     
  4. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Nothing, I guess its just a hub thing. Take my applause back. :(
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    ​Cement has problems accepting praise ... it's better to just slam him.
     
  6. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    We have to pick them up, otherwise they would just sit there.
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    I did a route last week that rarely picks up any packages. Loved it!!!
     
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    packages are like babies , how else will they find their way onto a belt unless someone picks them up .
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    ​Somewhat but pitchforks work better on babies.
     
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy


    The old joke: Whats the difference between a truck load of bowling balls and a truck load of babies----a truckload of babies is easier to unload with a pitchfork than a truck load of bowling balls
     
  11. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

  12. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Hijacked!!! But for reals...most routes will have some pickups. There's a few that have none and are either high mile routes or high stop routes. The route I trained on had 120 stops and 33 pickups. Average about 45 miles. But some of the other routes I do have 185 stops and 3 on route pickups or 200 stops and no pickups. A few more I've done have 50 stops and 5 on route pickups but are 300 miles. And then there's the Hershey routes...some call them cage trucks or cubes but here they'll do maybe 15-20 stops but deliver 1000 pieces and then do pickups like crazy and bring back 1000 pieces. Different strokes.
     
  13. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    Sometimes we put batteries and a GPS in the packages and they walk to the hub.
     
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My last route was 150+ stops a day with 2 pickups. I think the most I ever picked up was 10 pieces. But my route now will deliver 90+ stops and pick up anywhere from 100 - 2000 pieces, bricked out.
     
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Can you please just go away from this great site. WE don't want you HERE. Please please just don't come back if you choose to leave.
     
  16. nocturnalbuck

    nocturnalbuck Member

    I'd take option A
     
  17. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Ill take the 150 anyday. 2 pickups are u kidding me dude. Screw them pickup. 150 is easy depending on if its a city or if its a country route. 150 in the country yes, 150 in the city nah.
     
  18. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    No, you ain't even know that I get to bring my mama along in the truck to help load them. She's got mad skillz.
     
  19. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    My little 4 year old nephew helps me lol.
     
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    It was a suburban/rural route with 150 stops. The most pickups I had on that route was 4 but they were all done as you were delivering. No commit times for pickups. All marked in the board as AEPU. Can you tell I miss it? I had that route for 7 years until we rebid a couple years ago and a driver higher up decided the grass was always greener somewhere else and started a domino effect.