Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scratch, Jul 3, 2008.
Is it like this everywhere else?
yeah we've got a few of those
ours has the same message with a sad face on the other door lol
Yes, this sad sign is everywhere.
Its a big time embarassment. They only was cars once a week at my building. They cut the washers to a max of 3.5 days. I'm also getting alot of calls for cars running out of gas-diesel too!!!!!
Our Car Wash was cut to 3.5 hrs. a day a good while back. The left and right sides of my P7 get dry wiped off about once every three months. I have to clean the windshield myself, it gets so dirty. And we hear safety preached all the time? Its embarrassing to drive vehicles that look like this. I noticed our competition takes pride in their fleet appearance. Things used to not be like this.
have u guys ever thought of washing ur own trucks ????????? we do(on the clock of course)if ya want something done ya gotta do it ur self!!!!!!!!!!
I wish. I've seen trucks go months without an exterior washing. Forget about ever getting an interior cleaning.
Wash it myself ??? First of all I doubt the bay they use for car washing would be empty. They'd probably be loading a trailer in it. Second it's a whole process to break out the buckets and hoses, thats if they let you! Our car wash is a couple 22.3's who if the sort ends and they still have more time to get their 8 then they wash a couple trucks.
I spent over ten years in car wash, as a p/t and as a 22.3, I worked in three different buildings during that time and the quality is currently at rock bottom.
Today's car washers get no training & don't have a clue on how its to be done. Our building has three washers and the most they can do is for all to work on the same car together, and they still manage to miss most of the dirt. They have NEVER cleaned the insides, the floors are a mess, & the tv monitor is caked with filth. When I have time I try to clean whatever P32 I drive, simple things like wiping down the dash, the windows ,& the monitor anything to make my time driving bearable.
I recall it was not that long ago that no one ever took a dirty car out, maybe someday our upper mgt. will stop counting numbers & remember that a clean car is the best advertising ( and the cheapest ).
The worst part about writing "please wash me" in the dust is that it scratches the paint and you can read it permanently.
I'll never forget the time I stepped in a big fresh dog turd and didnt realize it until I had tracked it all over the inside of the cab and the package compartment. It was August, about 100 degrees outside, and the stench made me want to blow chowder. I drove to a self-service car wash and spent 10 minutes and $5.00 of my own money pressure-washing the interior of the truck. It was worth every penny.
We don't have the facility to wash ours. And yes they look like the one pictured. The windshield and rearview mirrors are terrible. Can't see anything.
I'm not washing the brown truck.
#1 it is not my responsibility
#2 if UPS does not have pride in the appearance of the brown trucks, why should I.
#3 I'm tired of covering up for F-UPS
#4 If I do this once, it becomes MY job
how do yah run outah fuel ??? yah fill it on property or use fuel card on road,running out of fuel is automatic warning letter!!! some people are that stupid??
no excuse for that in worma you have a carwash and it's usually always open!!
Dill you can spend a few bucks and get glass cleaner and paper towels!! if your in that car all the time why wouldn't you clean it up a bit,i always did,i clean my tractor all the time how can you see ??
you got to be shipping me!!!!! no other company has a guy clean their trucks for the drivers!! you can at least clean the dash and windows and sweep the crud off the floors on that car!! how do some of you guys worklike that all day just because ups won't pay someone to clean it for you your gonnah drive around like a slob all week!!!!
We are in a Level 4 drought here in Atlanta so there is no car washing going on here. Our car wash has been closed since the beginning of last summer. We have always washed our own trucks since I can remember. We have a "car wash" job description but I think all they do is park and move trucks. We are allowed to use a hose to spray off the lights, signals, mirrors and windshield but that's it. I did that yesterday. I did spray a bit around the sides to get some dirt off of it.
LOL, I like that!
I'll pull mine up to the curb at home and give the cab a good cleaning. Only takes about 5 minutes, especially if i call and have one of the offspring drag the hose and bucket to the curb.
Back in the late 90's UPS came up with a dry wash method, it involves using a special treated yellow cloth. The damn thing was a dust magnet, and yes if you used some elbow grease one could make a package car shine.
The only time now that our cars shine is when a special crew comes in and polishes the cars. ( they do not wash them first, though ) Maybe twice a year.
We have a couple of guys who do this and they catch a lot of grief over it.
On my truck. I changed it to read:
DHL sucks donkey balls
It still took a week for my truck to get washed.
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