Hand to Surface

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Number24, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Number24

    Number24 #24

    How many Sorters, Unloaders, or Loaders really use the "Hand to Surface" method when handling packages?
  2. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I go through a lot of lotion doing the hand to surface on my package.
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  3. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    I can see this one going into the gutter real quick!
  4. Number24

    Number24 #24

  5. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    You do it for as long as you reasonably can but even management knows it will take you all day if you follow this procedure for every single package 100% of the time.
  6. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    It's hand-air-surface for most preloaders in my center.
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  7. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    I load everyday, never have I heard of this?
  8. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Bags of clothes are hand-air-surface in smalls. Boxes usually hand-surface. The extra "air" step actually saves a ton of time.
  9. Number24

    Number24 #24

    It's more of a unloader & sort aisle thing hardknocks if you're a loader and have never heard of it bro.
  10. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up!
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Not me.
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    hand to surface via air.
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  13. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    It went from my hand to that surface.....with a little air time in between.
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  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    Anyone can see that "hand to surface" package handling is a practiced in word not deed.

    What is the purpose of your question?

  15. Number24

    Number24 #24

    The purpose is to see who really uses hand to surface....
  16. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    I did at first, but not so much anymore. I'd never meet their insane PPH expectations if I followed their methods, even though not doing so has caused them to pull me aside a couple times. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    JOE SCHMOE New Member

    Air creates friction. Therefore, air is a surface.