ODPs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I'm curious how many ODPs (on demand pickups) most drivers average. I've run routes where I would get 4 a day, but on my current route I average 2 a week.

    P.S. I hate it when supervisors refer to them as OCAs (on call airs) because most of the time it's not air.
     
  2. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    I do about 2-3 a day. There's one oca I get everyday.


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  3. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Some routes I run I do none. Other routes it is 2-3 once a week.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Put in a sales lead.
     
  5. Some days 0. Others, as many as 4. Can be a PITA. I usually have a hard time stop completing them, especially when sometimes I go several days without getting one. & if I decide to view it to see details about it after it was originally sent, (since they ALWAYS pop up at the most inconvenient times) it takes me FOREVER pushing buttons to get back to the EDD for some reason. Wish that part were a smidge simpler.


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  6. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    If you do look at it some time during the day just hit the prerecord button and it will go back to the bottom of your edd.
     
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  7. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    The place I pick it up from doesn't schedule the oca. And the people who do, don't care to covert it into a regular pickup


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  8. I only get them,when im having a bad day.
     
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  9. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    How true. I got one this week on my busiest day. Had to squeeze it in between pickups. Walked into the office (First time ever going to this place) and the secretary told me they would have it up there in a minute. Some kind of cold storage place. Had it in the freezer. She had shipping label so I went ahead and scanned it. It was 137lb EAM. Took nearly 10 minutes before two workers brought it out.
    That put me way behind on pickups. Luckily one of the workers helped me get it to the truck though.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Smart pickup?
     
  11. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I hate acronyms.
     
  12. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Gotta love it when you get a tight p/u window and you're at the opposite end of your route. Had a house call a couple of weeks ago way out of the way and since they wanted to go out, they need me there early. Sucks as it was an area I reach at the end of the day which I could have otherwise done in trace if they weren't going out. Before someone asks why they didn't leave it out, it's because they didn't have a label. So that was another 5 minutes for them to fill one out. Basically meant a 25 minute brake away p/u to and from that set me behind the rest of the day. Pretty annoying. but whatever, right?

    Let me guess, we are not given a proper time allowance for such an event, right?
     
  13. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    And there's so many used on here. Posters assume everyone knows every one of them too. Numerous ones used I have no idea what people are talking about.
     
  14. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Since late April, they have been paying me $100/hr for these pickups.
     
  15. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Make sure you falsify your lead like UpHis.


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  17. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Reject it. Click override. They used to send me ODPs on a previous route that had to be picked up in a 1 hour window while I was doing scheduled pickups elsewhere and physically couldn't be there in that hour. It was a struggle everyday until they listened and gave it to the guy who was already there at that time of day.
     
  18. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    It's an everyday pickup so a smart pick up wouldn't work for them. Like I said they just prefer to do it this way.


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  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You broke off to make a residential on-call? Those are always done at the driver's convenience. I personally don't give a damn if they "wanted to go out", if they are unwilling to leave the package out (I am willing to fill out an ASD and leave their copy) I will make the pickup when it best fits in to my schedule, not theirs.
     
  20. Our center manager calls us into the office & chews :censored2: if they're not done by the time that shows up in the board that you need to be there by. I was told to put the latest time possible in for when I'd be there, & if I still won't make it, to call the OMS & have them switch it to whatever time I will be able to make it.


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