Friday Preload

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by laffter, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    Our preload sort ran a little over 2 hours this morning. Most people opted to go home. Almost every truck I saw had right around ~100 pieces each. Looks like they'll be offering everybody "time worked" today.
     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    They have to run enough routes to cover pickups so they have to go out light or start late.
     
  3. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    We only worked two hours. My heaviest truck was 61 peices. Peice of cake
     
  4. Brownslave688

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

    I have worked 10,11,12 hours on days like today because they will combine 3 rural routes and 35 stops can be just brutal
     
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Deliveries can definitely be brutal but pickups have time windows and since a driver can only be in 1 place at a time UPS has to run enough routes to cover pickups. Of course that doesn't mean it always happens and sometimes they are left scrambling to cover pickups because of their own stupidity.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Time windows are largely ignored today.
     
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Yeah but there are still closing times which can be difficult if you are stuck making widely scattered pickups.
     
  8. Brownslave688

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

    Which is why today is normally one of my least favorite days of the year.
     
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I got paid for 4 hours to stay home...lol
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Stay home? Do you live in a doctor's office?
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I get off work by 930am on a bad day...this is my time...lol.
     
  12. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    I have to just do pickups today, later this afternoon. 4 hours if I'm lucky.

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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and why I am sitting at home...
     
  14. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Give me a couple more :D
     
  15. Brownslave688

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

    I wish they'd take my pick ups off me. I have 5 stops left and will be begging people to let me pick up early.
     
  16. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    We were told this morning MOST pickups could be made early. There were exceptions like drop boxes and big shippers though. I made all my PU's by lunch time. Had one complain a little. I made them my last one and they were ready when I got there.
    Went in to work expecting a normal day and ended up with half a days work. I'll take it.
     
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    What they could do (at least in my center) is use the pm air pickup drivers to cover those late pickups. My center had some that started about 5 pm to pick up letter boxes and run air out to airport.
     
  18. DriverMD

    DriverMD Active Member

    I wish. I finished at 11:45 and gotta get the ups store in the evening. Just laying on the 2000 shelf for a few hours now.
     
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why not stop by the house. Couch has to be a lot more comfy then the 2000 shelf. Just tell the center manager you ran a misload.
     
  20. DriverMD

    DriverMD Active Member

    House is about 20 miles away. I'm not that committed to running a misload lol. It was a long day though, 260 pieces from the store along with other pickups I got from other guys in my center.