Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by calcio56, Jun 2, 2014.
Do you scan everything you pick up or only airs?
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At my center we only scan air.
You don't scan the EOD?
EOD. Is that the customer barcode? Then yes. I was under the impression that the question was do you scan ground or air or both.
I don't scan anything including airs during pick ups.
EOD only if customer request or closing UPS stores.
If you scan the EOD then there is no reason to scan anything else.
If they have EODs, just that otherwise, it's every pkg.
I scanned all the packages. Of course on my final route, I had one P/U, and he was an Internet account and only shipped one or two pieces a week. Oh yeah, also an AEPU and a drive-by. Never once missed putting his sign out.
We were instructed not to scan anything. So unless a customer asks me to scan it I pick it up and put it in the truck. Enter box count in diad and go to next stop.
The only pickups I scan are call tags, on call's and 1 shots. Wait, I haven't had a 1shot in months.
Scanning everything is good customer service. I think that generates an origin scan or pick up scan.
However, it does nothing for your time allowance and takes time. The methods, as I understand, is to not scan pickup account packages.
It depends if I want to stretch out the day a little.
Got time to kill?
Thanks...I was just curious as to what others do. I scan them all but separate the airs in my truck.
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Current corporate wide method for scheduled pickups is to only scan EoD.
I personally will scan the package(s) if there are only a couple. If it's an account that uses worldship and I've told them about printing/scanning the EoD and they still don't give it to me then they don't get a scan. I'll also scan the pickups that are still on the old school shipping books/labels as these sometimes don't get entered into the system and are harder for them to track/prove were picked up. Besides these shippers typically don't ship a lot in my experience--at least not on routes I've run.
Some days you got to do what you got to do. You know how it is.
1 account at our center is all Air. All are scanned to keep count. Usually 150-250. Another is all ground & I scan these also to keep count. I've had as few as 14 at this place & as many as 135. End of days are scanned also at pick up accounts. I used to scan all other random pick ups under special counts. Not anymore after reading the methods more in depth a couple months back. I do scan the bar code on the sheets of the old time UPS books when picking up parcels at businesses that still have these as well. You pretty much hafta scan call tags to get them out of your EDD, so those too are scanned.
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I was told the reason we don't scan pick up pieces is two fold, one is time, other is less liability if it's lost when it first reaches the hub, placing the blame back on the shipper.
The bar code on the sheet is just the first tracking number of the 4 packages on the page, so you're essentially just scanning a random package.
Our center has been having a problem with airs being left on the cars so we are asked to scan any NDA's we pickup and have to write down the number that we pickup and unload.
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