I have a couple questions about preloading

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bobybooshay, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    What is a misload? And how do you know which packages are yours when they're coming down the belt? Are they color coded or something?


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  2. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    I looked on these forums and couldn't find a topic about this.


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  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You will find out when you start preloading.
     
  4. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    I would like to know before i start so i can be prepared


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  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    :groooansmileyf:
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There are two types of misloads---wrong car and wrong shelf. Wrong car is when the package is loaded in the right location but is on the wrong pkg car. Wrong shelf us when it is on the right car but is not loaded where it is supposed to be. While no misloads is ideal, the latter is preferred over the former.

    Pkgs are scanned and a label applied to tell the loaders what car it is for and where it is to be loaded on that car. My lane is 22 so pkgs for my car would look like this: 22DB-6234. This means lane 22, my initials and load position 6234.

    Misloads are service failures.
     
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  7. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    Okay thanks a lot


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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    :blahblah:
    8 years of loading...and I have NEVER heard of a package that is placed on the wrong shelf be classified as a misload. The exception being an air in the load....as that would result in a service failure. Do you make this schnit up as you go along??
     
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    This may be the only training he will receive.
     
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  10. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    Why do you say that?


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  11. bobybooshay

    bobybooshay Member

    What is a misload then?


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  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    A package in the wrong truck.
     
  13. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    A misload is what happens when you fail to read and comprehend the PAL label on the package.

    A PAL label is what tells you where the packages go.

    A first day is when you go into work for the first time ever and they explain these kinds of things to you.



    Good luck, don't forget your water and if you stick with it for longer than a day or two then you should know you've got more follow-through than 95% of the new hires that come through the door around here.
     
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  14. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    We don't want to spoil the surprise but suffice to say "see package, load package."
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have already shown that this is just one of the two basic types of misloads.

    A third type, which some may say is not really a misload, are out of sync PALs. I contend they are still a misload because the loader is supposed to check the PAL against the address on the package. Others say they are taught to load based on the PAL alone. Out of sync PALs can have a domino effect depending on how long before the SPA person realizes what they are doing. I can recall one day where we had upward of 30 out of syncs in our center.
     
  16. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief


    Yeah, and scanners in the unload are supposed to get the stickers on the right boxes. You want the :censored2: to roll downhill? Loaders know how to let that snowball roll right on past 'em....


    If there's one thing I've learned at UPS over the past couple years, it's that there's always someone else to deflect the blame onto. Worst part of that lesson is that I learned it from FTers in my center.
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Hey jibbs, Screenshot_2014-08-15-10-00-19.png
     
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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As a driver, I could care less who's fault it was, just that it cost me time and effort either trying to find the package or having to run it off.
     
  19. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Yeah.... I would have 20 misloads a day if wrong shelf was a misload. This is why they "instruct" us to go through our entire car by 3.
     
  20. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief


    So hey, you think you could construe that as harassment and file on it?


    Yeah, I hear you. I'm just overly defensive, man, we all know this. :happy-very: