Peak during the summer.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Harey73, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Harey73

    Harey73 New Member

    Do you think it would be better if peak was during the summer as opposed to the winter? Obviously it would be nice to have it light out until 9 pm instead of 4:30. I imagine it would be brutal in areas that get oppressive heat all summer long. Would you rather try to do 300 stops when its hot or when it is snowing and dark early?
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Cold is better. Too many people going down in the heat.
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  3. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Would be nice to have longer daylight but I prefer cooler temps. Most drivers know which areas that are easier/safer to deliver after dark.
  4. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    At least change the start time to 8am!.

    Starting the "route" at 10:30 after NDAs is a bummer :(

    Peak should be in September. That way my helper doesn't puss out after 2 hours of crappy weather
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  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    300 stops?

    Lmao not me.
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  6. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Christmas isn't in summer so what's it matter? Besides I'd tell them kiss my ass and get Either a fan or A/C if I had to stand in the center for that long midsummer.
  7. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Peak in the winter is perfect for me. Another 2 -3 weeks. I will no longer need to get off the truck till the end of January. Except for lunch. Nice and relaxing.
  8. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Eva Mendez Has A Nice (_!_)

    If customers weren't procrastinators then peak would be NEVER.
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Woulnt be drivers. Helpers would be
    keeling over.
  10. Or me!
  11. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    You haven't noticed the dispatches are all peak year round??
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  12. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    Some places do have a peak in the summer, I live north of Boston, but have taking a vacation or 2 to Cape Cod in the summer those guys get hammered. I am sure most coastal vacation areas are the same.
  13. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    But during peak you get a helper.
  14. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    I had 166 stops yesterday. Barnes n noble 200 pkgs. Peaks here in the Central region!!
  15. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Sure seems like it, that's for sure!
  16. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Peak in October would RULE
  17. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    My eyes do not like delivering in the dark, cuts down my productivity by a good 70%, its just not safe
  18. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Old fart.
    Just kidding.
    My eyes aren't what they used to be either.
  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I've had my route for over 20 years and when it gets dark I feel like a rookie going out blind.
  20. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    When it get's cold and dark, the cargo light stays on and the key says in the bulkhead. Can't be fumbling for three minutes per stop trying to get a key where I can't even see with fingers that only half work.