Overweights

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by ncupser82, May 16, 2014.

  1. ncupser82

    ncupser82 Active Member

    According to my center manager there is no specific place that overweights belong, ie in the rear of the vehicle! Today I had 79 lbs and 74 lbs packages loaded behind my bulk head door...a common occurrence! Of course we are all adapters to the stuff they throw at us, but one day their neglect will result in injury...which will undoubtedly be our fault (methods and procedures)! But what I loved the most about our conversation was that he compared overweights to our handcart...not drawing a correlation? Yeah, me neither! After pointing out to him that handcart do not weigh in the excess of 70 lbs and have wheels to maneuver them when needed, he said "be safe out there!" End result: overweights are now allowed anywhere in the truck...can't wait to get the 80 pounder on the back of my 7k shelf!

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  2. degill7994

    degill7994 Active Member

    Send oms a message that you need help with overweight and that they need to send another bargaining unit employee to help you. Don't want to get hurt lifting out of your power zone.

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  3. MenInBrown

    MenInBrown Active Member

    My
    my truck is better than yours ;) I like the pkgs that come now with the "team lift" stickers on it.
     
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yeah I laugh when I see those stickers on 50 lb packages...lol
     
  5. murphyhead

    murphyhead New Member

    Had one of those today. Read it as I was unloading it.


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  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Man up and delever them.

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  7. Jlemansk

    Jlemansk Active Member

    I have sent that message many times, and 9 times out of 10, never get help. If you don't deliver it, that box will be on the car the next day, and no help will come.
    I rolled a hundred pound box up three flights of stairs one time because I was tired of looking at it every day. Let's just say it wasn't pretty, and sounded like a box of keys by the time it got to the front door.


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  8. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah, never mind that. How about the "Mech(Mechanical) Lift Only" stickers. Residential consignee asked about that the other day. I asked if he happened to have a fork lift in his living room.
     
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    When I first read the title of this thread, I thought it was pertaining to Feeders?

    Anyway, do we still have restrictions on these heavy hitters? I honestly can say it seems our regular weight limit is 150 pounds. Not even on the radar for anyone, including the union.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    150 is our limit. It is 200 for FedEx Ground.


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  11. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Whenever a preloader waits for someone to help him load an overweight pkg. on my truck, I usually ask: "Where's the sumbeach that going to help me unload that?"
     
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    There's no specific place in the truck to put overweights? The floor. Nothing over 50 pounds should ever touch a shelf, regardless of the size of the package.
     
  13. Big Bad Wolf

    Big Bad Wolf Active Member

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    So where do we stuff this overweight?


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  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Jenny Craig?
     
  15. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    We had a dumb-ass loader that was also a human forklift.
    (Dangerous combination, by the way)
    He would put an overweight on the shelf, sometimes on top of a helpless box. Ordered a large; got a medium. C'mon man
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Who is this?
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Tim S....Local 804 president.
     
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  18. Dweezel

    Dweezel New Member

    Alert management through diad message 30 minutes prior to delivering the overweight that you require assistance. If no assistance is available sheet as missed. Rinse and repeat. If you are injured trying to move the overweight yourself file a injury report. Pretty simple.


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  19. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    At one time there was a 50 lb max. I went on vacation and a female driver ran my route. The Monday or Tuesday I got back I had a HUGE box in my car that had been picked up the week I was off, weighed in route, and RTS'd back. I couldn't budge it. The shipper had to unload it with a forklift. I made them weigh it while I was there. it was right at 300 lbs. I asked the cover driver what was she thinking? She just batted her eyelashes and said "I didn't know. They were nice enough to load it for me. I never even touched it." arrrrgggghhhhh
     
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  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I had that problem with another driver that picked up at a stop I delivered to. I had to keep returning junk he picked up he shouldn't have and his attitude was one of not caring in the least.