Physical qualifications

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wantwork, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. wantwork

    wantwork New Member

    The requirement seems to be must be able to lift 75 pounds. Are boxes of this weight or higher going to be in the top stacks or will they be on the ground?

    Like in this video I guess the woman is unloading? the wall of boxes is it generally heavier packages at bottom and lighter ones at top or do will you randomly find heavy packages at the very top?
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    Cause I have a easier time if its on the ground or waist level and lifting it than if the object is above my head and I have to bring it down, especially because I hear some packages are irregular so I imagine your grip won't be as good.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The idea when building a wall is to have a solid foundation---this would be the heavy boxes. The lighter ones would then go on the top.
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    That's the 'idea'.

    You also have to be prepared for cases of paper, floor to ceiling or just a couple rows near the top.
  4. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Don't quote me on this, but IIRC no one is required to lift over 70 pounds. Technically. After that it should be a "team lift". But if you are a driver, then get ready for your a-hole to pucker. They seem to have ZERO problem sending a 180 pound package destined for a 3rd floor apartment. "Work safe, work smart, use your cart". Yeah, no big deal if my intestine winds up in my nutsack humping that crap up there.
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    When, I get back to work, that can ride three times if I don't get help. My back means more than that stupid amish fireplace/tree stand/whatever.
  6. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Text message center 20 mins before stop: "I need a driver to meet me at XXXXX to help in team lift for over 70." Ball is in their court.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    PAS/EDD does not identify Over 70's so how would you know 20 minutes before the stop?
  9. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    I always ask my loader, everyday, how many and where are the over 70`s.
  10. wantwork

    wantwork New Member

    What's the packages per hour package handlers are required to accomplish or else fired? 1000? 2000? so how many probably over 70 in an hour? Half?

    How many trucks is each package handler responsible for per day?
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The number of Over 70's will vary but they are nowhere near one-half of the daily volume. If I had to guess I would say 10% or less. I deliver 300-400 (or more) pkgs per day and if I have 10 Over 70's that is a lot.
  12. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Try delivering to the airbrake. The over 70's always number over 5 for that stop alone. Their dock is chest level, btw. They aren't allowed to help. Then, you get to do the pick-up, as well. On a good day, I'd have 25-30 over 100#. Ny hats just the over 70's. The place sucked.
    (remember dock is chest level).
  13. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Because when I go to walk into my truck in the morning, if I see an 8 foot long box with over 70 tape on it, I make an inference as to what it is and how heavy it is.

    I also have the phone number to pretty much every driver who's routes come into whatever route I'm running for the day. If I think I will need help, I call them directly. My management team is "too busy"(too dumb) to coordinate help
  14. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Now why would you do that? If I were that other driver, I'd tell you to call the center. I'm not breaking route unless the boss tells me.
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    To borrow from another thread, "Work as directed."
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I like that you actually walk through your truck. I use to call for help, and respond to calls for help. I doubt, if I was back today, I'd do the same. Let them supervise. That's what they get paid to do.
  17. Macbrother

    Macbrother Member

    It's virtually impossible to get fired for production, but if you are that slow you probably never would've made 30 days to begin with. In my center the package count generally ranges from 600 - 1000 depending on your location on the belt, and between three and five trucks. The number of overweights can vary wildly, I usually only get between 1-5 per day (out of 700 packages average). If I have anything particularly heavy or an unusual number, generally I let the driver know if I get to see him.
  18. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It's a good idea. The problem is that it doesn't always happen that way...
  19. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If the package it to heavy it's gets rolled out the back door onto a hand cart or near the garage... No lifting required...
  20. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Makes my back hurt just reading this !