I am not here to complain or place blame. It is not my fault and it is also not my driver’s fault (this sentiment is mutual), it is purely extenuating circumstances but with that stated, I am simply looking for some advice or method tricks and tips to improve this peak for the both of us, if that is at-all possible. My driver is green to the point of having never had a helper before so we’re still awkward but I understand and he understands and we’re trying our best to figure it out and beat the odds of poor performance. Our largest and most time-killing problem so far though, is the fact that almost nothing is even close to where it is supposed to be in the back. Driver does not want to ‘rock the boat’ by approaching the loader or sup because he (probably correctly) feels that it will just get worse (but I honestly don’t see how that could be possible. It is genuinely that much of a mess already) for us out of pure spite. But at the same time, if this does not get sorted out even a little bit (I mean really, if the loader could simply get the stops ON THE RIGHT SHELF AT LEAST, THAT would be a real improvement), we will be literally the last done by the time peak really slams down beginning the next week or two. He’s trying to sort it out by himself when and where he can (I’ve offered to help but says it’s too crowded back there so, I respect that and just leave him to it. But I have been trained to sort and where to look first... oh well) but it’s still not happening and we’re still wasting a whole lot of time that we simply don’t have because of this very issue right here (time that should NOT be missing, but is). This very situation is also the reason why I honestly can’t use the helper board (DIAD 4 now, which of course management didn’t feel the need to even minimally explain whatsoever and so all I remember from when they were the driver’s boards is the signature and stop complete from that screen [at least I know where and how to use the shift key but that’s not much help if I can’t use it anyway for the MIA packages situation]. Not how to navigate it from start to finish on manually entering in every stop and stop completing without the freaking FALSE ‘signature required’ message popping up instead. We did two on it and gave it up, because it really was eating too much time, simply just the act of manually entering it in when I should have been gone and back instead). In order to actually be able to use that board (I’m sure I could figure it out, but why? THAT also takes time that isn't there), I really have to have the next few stops within reach and they simply are not because again, they are NOT even remotely where they SHOULD be. I can’t do it while running them up and maintain my safety at the same time (especially not while constantly having to cut across the street), let alone actually being able to carry the damn things (almost all of them are oversize and more than one, its crazy). So on that front, will it be all bark and no bite if we simply refuse to waste even more time we already have none of and simply just stick to using 5 (which in fact I’m proficient with for business sigs)? Or what could they do against myself or the driver over that? If its a matter of gauging my performance they have three on record... I'm doing an even better job I think because I'm doing twice the work, twice as fast as I ever have. The other problem I’m fairly sure there is absolutely nothing to do about as it pertains to Orion and how it has us literally checkering back and forth all over the route, needlessly (there goes even more time we don’t have). It’s so screwed up I have to also cut across the street or also run a few houses down about 75% of the time and that’s what is really killing me, if I can be perfectly frank. I’ve never had it so jacked like that before and it is seriously overtaxing. I can take a hell of a lot but this is just getting too much. And peak is not even actually here yet. Good God... I am doing the very best that I can to try and make up as much of this lost time as I can but the result is that I’m going through almost a gallon of water in under three hours (really not good, guess I will have to make a mess with a couple gallon jugs too?), the amount I could normally get by with in 6-12 hours even with 400-600 stops, because that’s how much harder I’m trying to push myself to make it up (I’m chronically dehydrated anyway though. I can’t piss the entire time nor for hours after I get home either. #@%&). We’re not even at 300 yet. It is going to get so much worse... but despite that, this pace is not sustainable (in the long run) or safe but there’s nothing else I can do about it unless other circumstances improve, even just a bit. I know I shouldn’t and am also not supposed too work like this, but I have too. It’s only pure adrenaline keeping me going towards the end and if we stop more than five minutes I want to literally just drop where I’m standing. BUT I DON’T WANT TO QUIT. I AM NOT A QUITTER. If I were going to quit I wouldn’t be here trying to find something, ANYTHING, to help us make any of this better so we can get through it. Work smart not harder, right? In conclusion, if there is anything any of you more seasoned drivers can suggest we do or try I am all ears. Lay it on me and please don’t hold anything back. Whether its suggestions for me, or for me to pass on to my driver, I don’t care. Either will be a big help. I am not too scared to approach my driver with any of it, in fact I’m sure he’d appreciate any advice or 'hacks' as much as I would. I am also curious, though. Exactly what is a safe and acceptable pace to fall back on when I simply can’t maintain a flat-out run anymore (I’m planning ahead)? I try to time it to where my ass is back in that jump seat when the driver is in his but it doesn’t always pan out (largely because I’m running for what is essentially two stops in one, pertaining to ground to cover and time it takes because of that). Most of the time however I do get back long before he’s back but I can’t predict it just right so yeah. I really do not want to piss this guy off but I also really don’t want to trash myself to the point of crab walking mid-week either. That would not help either of us. I’ve had three kick-ass (even beautiful) peaks before so I really do know what I’m doing and how it should be going but this time around it’s just not going the way it needs to be, anywhere. Again, I’m just trying to find some improvement somewhere but I can’t do it all myself and I know if I tried, I’d fail. I need help. Please. I haven’t embellished, if anything I’ve understated. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this. P.S. Just in case the sort situation does get better enough to allow the DIAD 4, I would appreciate a refresher on ONLY how to navigate from the start screen into manually entering addy’s and how to actually stop complete them (again, without the FALSE 'signature required' popping up where it shouldn't). It wouldn’t hurt to also have a how-to handy for the sigs just in case I don’t remember how as well as I think I do. You don’t need to say anything else other than those two procedures. I understand nobody but us are supposed to know but at the same time I'm sure if I went and asked for what should have been provided in Orientation I'd get chewed out or denied the print-out. I'm trying to make the best of it but again, I need help. Thanks again.