Question for veteran drivers..

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ChrisTheBrown, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    Not complaining, really just happy to be out driving again, at least through peak..Just wondering if any of you package car driving legends had to start using a U Haul (or Penske, Ryder, etc.) moving van during your first peak..It seems that most of the drivers at my center started their first few peaks using a moving van...Just is a pain, miss my package car :'( been using a U Haul the past week, had a Penske on Black Friday.

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  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Enjoy having a radio.
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  3. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    That has been pretty cool..But I tend to keep it off most of the day, to avoid any distractions.

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  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    The only time I ever had to use one was when running bulk stops. I've been pretty fortunate I guess.
  5. SCV good to go sir.

    SCV good to go sir. Active Member

    Not a veteran driver, but my center rented a bunch of budget trucks. Apparently those aren't enough because I'm seeing Uhauls now too.
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Didn't enjoy wacking head on the 3 foot bulkhead door.
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I love my Public radio station all day running misloads. Rentals are terrible to deliver out of which is why they give the package cars to the proven hot shots. Give the rentals to bulk stops and pick ups.
  8. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    Route I've been running has 3 bulk stops & between 70-80 stops..Which is cake, obviously. Then they have me do one of our 25 year driver's pickups, which is usually between 15-21 pickup stops. So I'm still putting in a 8.5-9 hour day, based on the pickup times.

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  9. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    chris brown.png lol
  10. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Rentals are what nightmares are made of.
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    What I did last year. Started at 9 and off around 5:30 most nights. Easy peak.
  12. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    And you better have a jumper if you got a rental. If you have a rental you better just be doing bulk or post offices and pickups. We have a couple senior guys that are running out of rentals but its like I said bulk, post offices and pickups. Now that's not a bad gig out of a rental.
  13. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    Not for me, jumpman..No jumper for this 1st peak rookie driver. I prefer to do it myself anyways, it's easy. Just sucks that there aren't any shelves, packages are always all out of place.

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  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Hate the post office but yeah I can handle pick ups with a U Haul.
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    So how is that any different from a package car?
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  16. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    I hope everyone realizes that rentals don't have telematics.
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  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Lol a couple? We've got 30 or 40 bid routes going out in rentals for peak.
  18. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    SUP: You've driven a rental, right?

    ME: What's a rental?

    SUP: You know, the 'Budget' trucks...

    ME: Um, all these trucks are kind of budget trucks... I mean, right?

    SUP: No, the 'BUDGET' trucks, the rentals...

    ME: What's a rental?

    SUP: ***

    ME: ???

    SUP: Can you drive a rental or not?

    ME: You're going to need to be more specific.

    SUP: About what?

    ME: About, what is a 'rental'?

    SUP: THE BUDGET TRUCKS!!#$?.........(sups' head explodes)

    Long story short, I PRE-TRIP the hell out of those BUDGET trucks...
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  19. The one and only time I ever got one I screwed it up so bad they didn't want none after that.
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yeah we have a bunch also. Just happy UPS gives them to all the new guys to figure out.
  21. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    We have a lot of rentals just a couple of senior guys going out with easy loads in them.