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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Well it only took 6 hours but I've delivered enough packages today that the status of my truck has been downgraded to "full."

    Dispatch today is 180% of average stop count. We're ready for peak. ...uh huh....yup
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Does that mean you can see the floor and no longer leaving boot prints on the boxes?
     
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  3. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    keep it up man, only 8hrs left


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  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yep can see some of the floor
     
  5. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I'd hate to be that new driver stuck with the rental box truck. As soon as she takes a turn the load is doomed.
    Hopefully nothing small and fragile is in those bags going to the post office.


    lol
     
  6. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I did my part today. My dog started barking. I knew it was the somebody is here bark. UPS truck in front of the house! Helper brings 3 boxes to my door. Through tracking, I'm expecting something every day through the first part of next week.
     
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  7. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Had 70 more stops than I have had so far this peak. OT hog next to me took 16. Iam finishing up lunch now and heading in to make the air trailer. Wouldn't have made it without his help

    We're ready!!!
     
  8. Brownslave688

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

    Wow. Easy day for. Preload wrapped early and we started early. Would of been on the road headed home before 6 if not for misloads.


    I almost feel bad.......almost
     
  9. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member


    Yep 945 start time punched out at 1905 and over half our cars were in. Called center at 1815 asking if they needed me to grab air off anyone; no sup or center manager in building all gone for night. Said come on in. Guess we are in decent shape for now. Tuesday was another story... maybe just the calm before the storm.

    Excited to watch my bears live. Win or another train wreck should be entertaining none the less.

    Cheers
     
  10. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Pretty smooth week for us too. Preload has been wrapped and EDD released by 8:40. Instead of putting out fires, I've been getting my misloads from other drivers and running them off.

    We've gotten off on the right foot. I hope it stays that way. It would do a lot for us and the company.


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  11. Brownslave688

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

    I know some centers that I don't think hired enough or are evening out dispatch well. Others still have 4-5 extra drivers and guys barely working 8
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We are well positioned to have a smooth Peak. We had two drivers off today (funeral and personal reasons) and we were fine.

    14 days to go.
     
  13. DriverMD

    DriverMD Active Member

    Funny you mention Tuesday being bad. It was horrible for me as well. Rest of the week has been good so far
     
  14. Go slow make more dough.
     
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  15. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I have a neighboring route that has a uhaul and man the back of that thing looks awesome everyday. They load it with 2 aisles/3 rows and it's only like waist high. I'm sure if I were to drive it the first time I took a turn it would be one big heap but I was a little jealous yesterday morning looking in the back, then I thought about having to bend down for every stop and climb up in and out of that thing.
     
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I am driving a U Haul. Think about getting out and opening up that overhead door to find the package and pulling the door down every stop doing resi's. At least I don't have an Isuzu with a dock height rear door and a ladder. Sure that will be coming.
     
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Load that cab with boxes
     
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  18. Brownslave688

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

    Every stop screw that. I'd have at least 5 stops up front with me. Lol heat blasting radio blaring.
     
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  19. Brownslave688

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

    Holy :censored2: people write this day down. A jayhawk and a tiger agree.
     
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  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wrapped...early?? What's that like? lol. I can't get out before 930. Between late air and pulling 100 home stops out of a truck at 9am to fit all the retail....yay we are so not ready!