Question about entering package car

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by What'dyabringmetoday???, May 23, 2012.

  1. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Which foot hits the step first- right or left??
  2. gostillerz

    gostillerz Member

    Left. My left knee's messed up so I tried to go right first. I couldn't do it, just froze up.
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Either or. I never ran the 100 meter hurdles.
  4. brownedout

    brownedout New Member

    IF, I repeat, if you're working/using your methods (in this instance 3 points of contact) your left foot should be your first step up into the pc. Since all hand-grab bars are set up for right-hand use, stepping up with your right foot first leaves you off-balance, twisted and rife for injury. Before the company went so methods/safety crazy I used to rotate my step foot into the pc every 15 minutes or so, adding a single leg squat every other stop just for a workout. I miss those carefree days. I miss NOT having to workout on my own time.


    I purposely switch it up. Thinking its going to keep my knees from hurting as bad at the end of each day.
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I tend to lead with my right foot but once on a time study the suit with me to me I should mix it up.
  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Driver side hand bar is positioned for left hand use. There are no methods for entering the driver side yet there is a hand bar.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You should use the foot opposite of the hand you use to grab the hand rail.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I switch it up but when i use the right leg with the right hand i have to literally stop at the PC car. Then grab the rail and step up. Yea it takes a few more seconds but i think my health is worth it.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is healthier to use the opposit hand/foot method.
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    No it's a little safer if you slip but alternating each is healthier.
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Thank you, Dr. Dave
  13. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Right foot hits the first step and right hand is on the hand rail, then the left hits the second step. Then, as the right is hitting the "floor" of the driver area, I release the handrail, and dunk the DIAD into the holder and sit down. Recently rode with both my center manager and DM, and neither said a thing about it. Also, both center manager and DM were cool with "any" three points of contact. Have a habit of closing the bulkhead door, then grabbing the open door as my third point.
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    OK--next question:

    What way do you look first when you come to a railroad crossing? Left or right?

    (I can't believe you actually got 13 posts on what foot goes 1st when entering a package car) The correct answer is "who cares?"
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  16. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Now I won't be able to sleep. But I guess you are right. My thread does not measure up to all the other great threads that are so full of meaning on Brown Cafe.
  17. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I thought it was a good question and some good answers. If one does the same motion with the same
    appendage for 30 years without alternating, problems could occur in the body.
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I'm all for alternate positions. Less wear and tear on the appendage is a good thing.
  19. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Okay, which hand do you use then? The left one or the right one?
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    All depends what side of the PC I am coming in from.:wink2: