My RDR dock stop now on my top shelf

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Limper, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    For 15 years my truck parts customer has been loaded on the floor by the door. Not any more! Apparently the geniuses in management say that if a stop doesn't meet their threshold, on the shelf it goes. So now I have 6 irregs jammed in to my 1000 shelf that I somehow have to get to the back door. So......the smarter they are the slower I get!!
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Irregs and oversize should still be on the floor regardless of their shelf or bulk position.
     
  3. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Hand truck them into the front door of the business instead of using the dock, and when the customer complains give them the phone number of your center manager and PDS who will be more than happy to take prompt action to resolve their concerns.
     
  4. HULKAMANIA

    HULKAMANIA Member

    Call in and say one of the irregs conked you on the head from improper loading methods. It makes me furious trying to dig out a 7ft irreg on a shelf behind 50 other packages when you are on your air run!
     
  5. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    Thats PAS for you baby!!! P.A.S = Package Already Sucks
     
  6. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    This is what happens when people who have never done stop one decide they know how to run a route better then you do.

    But dont worry you will be glad to know that on a computer this all works out perfect.
     
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Explain that the items are out of your Power Zone and ask if they'd like to fill out the injury report in advance to save time.
     
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Get your "Safety Committee" involved. They will take prompt and decisive action to resolve the issue. The irregs will still be loaded in an unsafe manner outside of your Power Zone, but you will get a cookie and a bottle of water and a new acronym to recite to yourself while you are fighting to get them out of the car.
     
  9. SameRightsForAll

    SameRightsForAll New Member

    Question whether somebody in management purposely changed the heavy volume either to the front of the truck or a top shelf. I've seen harassment carried out in this manner. It's a silent form of harassment only if dummies or new hires are involved. A newbie probably won't notice things like this right away.

    Also consider that the lower shelf is at the level the package is already being held when the loader walks into the package car. It is easier to place the package on the shelf than to bend at the knees or back and risk throwing somebody's back out. Some of the small but heaviest packages are sometimes ideal to go on the lower shelf instead of the floor.
     
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    This is a prime example of why we love logistics. I love logistics
     
  11. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    Since I get a new loader every other week, the lastest one doesn't seem to know the difference between a tailpipe and a box.
     
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Logistics is money​, baby!
     
  13. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Great answer but too snarky.
     
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Sorry Dear but if you want sugar coated buy a box of Frosted Flakes.
     
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Turn in a sales lead and the bottom write another customer we :censored2: off.
     
  16. splozi

    splozi Guest

    This sounds to me like more of a problem with your loader.
     
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid


    There are no bad preloaders, only bad preload and PDS managers.

    The company in its infinite wisdom has decided to de-skill the entire preload operation so that it can more "efficiently" be micro-managed by a genius from a distant cubicle.

    When you combine overcrowded facilities, asiinine PPH expectations, inadequate staffing, poor planning, and chaotic last-minute elimination of entire routes in order to generate an arbitrary and ridiculous SPC metric...you wind up with the complete and total custerfluck that is the average UPS preload operation. Blaming some $10 an hour flunkie who has been set up to fail for the condition of the load is a cop out.
     
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Usually true.
     
  19. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    What I always say is the scary part about something like this is that it makes sense to someone.
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yuuuup ... to some pimply faced kid sitting in an IE cubicle in Corporate.