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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigE, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. BigE

    BigE New Member

    What is the best way to follow your route and make good time as a new driver?I'm running over every day and being threatened and I've only had 4 days by myself.I feel like I'm running my ass off but this orion :censored2: is screwing also.Any advice would be appreciated. Thanx

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  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Just follow everything, work safely and by the methods. There are no ways to cheat anything to make your numbers look better.
    Just be safe.
     
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You'll get faster when you get more comfortable with the job.
     
  4. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    Punch in your hour lunch and work through some if it if you have to. Try to find time to sort your truck or sort little by little while you try to find your next few stops. Most importantly just be safe and have faith in your self. After a week or two you will have gotten the hang of it.

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  5. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.


    Seriously?!
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  6. BigE

    BigE New Member

    I work through my whole lunch till I get my 30

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  7. BigE

    BigE New Member

    Is it better to have a voice command GPS for houses

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  8. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    You don't need GPS. Don't start that :censored2:.

    Get a smart phone to help you map out next day airs and that's it. Everything else you need to learn by repetition. (Street names, House numbers and street #
    breaks).

    Get a paper map of route and a plastic cover and plot points with a dry erase marker.
     
  9. Go too fast! and you know what happens!
     
  10. BigE

    BigE New Member

    Yea pooter I know but I'm being pounded to memorize all these side streets now its crazy I need more time

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  11. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    You need to avoid gps as much as possible so you can imprint the map in your brain.

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  12. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    More stops, calls to help people, and center manager's favor. In the first 30, you got to take it.
     
  13. BigE

    BigE New Member

    I just feel like 4 days and you want me to be on time no problems or imma get disqualified its nuts

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  14. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    Don't worry about it man, it's their job to push you and threaten. They won't tell you if you're doing well. Keep doing your best, be safe and everything will fall in place. It takes time to learn.

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  15. It's the other (30) years...that you don't...I guess
     
  16. MethodsMan

    MethodsMan Active Member

    4 days in and their already busting your balls?

    I didn't even know what over/under was until my 2nd week.
     
  17. Brownslave688

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

    When you're trying to make book this is exactly what anyone struggling should do.
     
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  18. BigE

    BigE New Member

    Thanks platinum I mean guys tell me no one gets disqualified that fast for going over but it still stressful and trust me I have been there 6 years and I always have a beast mentality. When I try hard I don't fail I persevere.

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  19. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Work hard, by methods, don't kill yourself. Remember, it is a marathon.........with a lot of vacations. :biggrin:
     
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  20. Brownslave688

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

    We have a new driver that refuses to look at a map. Management would be smart to not work him past day 29.