misloads

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by uber, May 29, 2013.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

    Whats the farthest you've gone to deliver a misload? I drove 40 miles to deliver 2 misloads the other day. It doesn't really bother me $$$$
     
  2. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Back to the center at the end of the day....but seriously I've only delivered misloads for 1 route over and never driven more than like 10 minutes off trace for it. If a consignee specifically called in and said I had an important misload onboard I'd go out of my way to help them...within reason.
     
  3. uber

    uber Guest

    Seems like some places value service more than others. In our building (or atleast center) sheeting a package as missed is a last resort.
     
  4. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    In my center, it seems to depend on the day (flavor)...

    Sometimes they'll send another driver to pick up the misload, or instruct me to meet the proper driver to make an exchange.

    Sometimes I never hear a single thing (MISSED).

    Like the sup(s) said, it's SAFETY, PRODUCTION, SERVICE.

    In that order, don't you forget it, etc.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or you would work as directed like the rest of us....


    We have a new District Manager and an interim center manager. The DM has directed that we are allowed to have a total of one missed per day in our center. Our interim center manager has directed that we go through our cars prior to 1400 and that we would have to run off any misloads found after that time. The problems our center has delivery areas that are one hour from the building so I will be curious to see if this was just an idle threat or if he intends to follow through on this. My loader has 3 pkg cars and any misloads that I do get are usually for one of the other 2 cars which deliver in an area 1 hour away. This should be interesting.
     
  6. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    sounds like you had a shake-up at the top; what happened?
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have the same "policy" but there has to be common sense applied to each case. If the misload is a premium product there should be no argument----the package gets delivered regardless of cost. If the misload is a ground, basic or surepost, a cost/benefit analysis should be done to see if running off the package warrants paying a FT driver $45/hr or if you take the hit and sheet it as missed.

    Our new DM is big on service and my center is allowed a total of 1 missed per day. Misloads are a big deal. We are required to go through our cars by 1400 and any misloads found after that time must be run off.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Suffice it to say our former center manager bled brown to the point where it clouded his judgement.
     
  9. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    were numbers manipulated? what about the DM?
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Which part of "suffice it to say" are you having difficulty with?
     
  11. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    there you go again, Chuckles
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I could have gone with "why don't you mind your own damn business" but I again chose to behave.
     
  13. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    you are the one spewing out all of this unsolicited information, but then you grow suddenly silent
    afraid of reprisal, perhaps?
     
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    If I was told to deliver something obviously I would. In our center it is primarily missed business that is a big deal. If I get a misload for the other center in our building no one cares and it will be onboard all day. I've never been instructed to deliver a misload more than 1 route away. They would rather send someone to pick it up from me than pay me to go off area.
     
  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Cut Dave a break. Now he has to work in the former-BOG.
     
  16. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    We all feel sorry for him....
     
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I deliver anything I'm told not to sheet as missed. I don't get paid to figure out what the mileage limit is on misloads, I get paid to deliver them.
     
  18. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    Our sup's come out and shuttle, even the center manager will brown out and do it. Have to go thru load by 2pm and big arrow down...
     
  19. uber

    uber Guest

    I'm happy to deliver misloads as its essentially easy money. But, it doesn't make sense in my opinion to deliver an amazon book 25 miles away from my route like I did today. Hey, if they're willing to give me overtime to go to Timbuktu to deliver a package then so be it.
     
  20. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    off area is off area, no matter the distance..