DR to businesses

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by STFXG, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I see a lot of boxes driver released to businesses in my area. Is that allowed with brown? I asked the driver and he just said the customers asked him to just leave them when they are gone. One was the post office during lunch. Rural area.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Uh.....no.
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    LOL. We're all Ground now!
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I guess the race to the bottom is complete---no winners.:sad-little:
     
  5. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    why are you following drivers? looking at how the delivery was made? what kind of supervisor troll are you? after the delivery was made how would you possibly no what was signed for and what wasnt? you have a good question but i feel so do i . so you answer first
     
  6. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I drive for FedEx so we go to the same stops. I asked the driver at one business and he told me that he just leaves them by the door because the customer asked him to.

    At the post office I was 10 minutes early from when they return from lunch. The boxes were sitting by the back door and when they got there to accept what I had for them I asked why they were left there and if I could get her to sign a driver release authorization form so I could do the same. She said she figures one of the other workers told him to leave them. She didn't know anything about it.

    Any other questions or insults? I don't care if he does it. It doesn't effect me. I was just curious if you guys could do that. I thought it wasn't allowed...
     
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Just curious does FED EX have a rule about driving around with your bulkhead door open or a rule about wearing your seatbelt all the time.

    I bet that not allowed...
     
  8. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Yes they do have rules for that. One time is a warning. Second time is termination (for contractors). I've seen the safety guy following drivers maybe a handful of times in the last ten years. And it's usually when they are trying to get rid of someone.

    At least that used to be the rule... I honestly don't even remember the last time he was around.
     
  9. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Btw a ticket for no seatbelt is immediate disqualification from driving.
     
  10. BlackCat

    BlackCat Member

    uh.. yes it is..

    Maybe they were shipper release pkgs.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You release Basic packages to a closed business???
     
  12. BlackCat

    BlackCat Member

    If the pkgs are shipper release pkgs, they are to be left.
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    LOL. But UPS is so much more professional! Is MFE catching this?
     
  14. CharleyHustle

    CharleyHustle Active Member

    I've got a Methodist Church that gets pkgs that the release alert comes up when you scan, when no one is there I leave them by the office door.
     
  15. CharleyHustle

    CharleyHustle Active Member

    At my Post Office the Smart Post pkgs are delivered by USPS contractor. What pkgs do you or FedEx ground deliver to the PO?
     
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Per my supes instructions, yes.
     
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Mainly cleaning supplies. Can't remember the shipper though. Just stuff for the PO. Not customers of theirs...
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Uh....no.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We can DR to churches.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yeah, that's not gonna happen.