Hand Carts

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stealth8, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. stealth8

    stealth8 Active Member

    Does anyone else have the problem of having your handcart stolen by your fellow drivers? In my hub it happens all of the time. I regularly lock mine up in my pkg car at the end of everyday to avoid someone "borrowing" it. Friday I unlocked mine and left the area to take a leak, and when I returned it was gone! Our center manager has tried to remedy this situation by spray painting our center's carts all the same color, and allowing us to put our names on them, but even this doesn't make a difference. I have been a pkg car driver now for 28yrs and never had to lock up anything until the last few years. I guess this is a sign of the times. Is this unique to my area?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Please refer to "Broken HT" thread for everything and anything you wanted to know about handcarts.
     
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

  4. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Here's all the answers to your question, and then some. Try typing the main point of your question into the search bar and you'll see all sorts of threads that pertain to your subject. If you don't, then start a new thread.

    As suspected, we're all of one mind on this.
     
  5. Box_Junkie

    Box_Junkie Member

    I work at a small center; 25-30 routes. We used to have this problem too. Then the center broke down and ordered a few new handcarts here and there. Now only a couple extra PC's out in the yard don't have handcarts. A bigger center might not be able to squeeze this solution into their budget, but it worked for us!
     
  6. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    yes it happens all the time we have 2 cages 2 lock them in and i dont unlock mine until after pcm and put it in my truck right away. if u leave it in front of the truck it may disappear
     
  7. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Hey Bbag, how ya doing?
     
  8. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Last time i checked they all are ups property no stealling involved .
     
  9. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    but they are assigned 2 drivers with there names on it
     
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    How did you miss "Broken HT"? :happy-very:
     
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I've told management the simple solution to this many times:

    Have enough handcarts so there is no NEED for anyone to steal any.
     
  12. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    exactly or have 1 hand cart in every truck
     
  13. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member


    Can never happen...They will always be hoarded.
     
  14. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The problem is, some people break theirs and then go swipe somebody else's. They don't bother with ordering and waiting for a new one, and there are no spares around.
     
  15. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I never remove a hand cart from a loaded truck, just won't do it... and I don't like it, it isn't me.
    Now, empty trucks are fair game.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Damn you and your scruples!!
     
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I think you and I would work well together. :happy-very:



    at the job that is................
     
  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I have no doubt we would, we both have scruples. I bet we could work well together at many things. Now don't worry, I don't have my mind in the gutter, and I'm sure you don't either.
     
  19. Cobra Agent

    Cobra Agent Mandalorian

    kinda off the subject....I was delievering a college once, and delivered the first floor of a building, then had to go to the 4th floor for one measly delivery. Of course no elevator, when i got back down my 2 and 4 wheeler were gone. A couple of weeks later they popped up in another building, nowhere near where they came up missing. I know now to never leave hand trucks lying dormat when students are moving in! Needless to say the rest of the day sucked.....(and i didnt say a word about it until now)
     
  20. jennie

    jennie New Member

    hahahaha cobra agent