Question???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upser2004, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. upser2004

    upser2004 New Member

    ok i've been driving now for 4 years and i just gotta know. when you make your regular pickups everyday do you have to scan every package you pickup like the fedex guys? I'm wondering because i'm on a heavy commercial trip where get about 100 stops a day and deliver around 400 packages and my pickups sometimes get 300 plus packages and i barely get any bonus. I'm really just trying to figure out why the hell i'm not really making any bonus at all. some weeks on my paycheck it says .74 where my bonus is which is sad and it makes me think i'm doing something wrong.


    for example i got to the 1st stop on my pickup list...they got no end of day but they have 15 packages i enter 15 in the packages spot and stop complete but don't scan the 15 boxes....Is this wrong? And would i get more credit for the stop had i have scanned all 15 boxes?
     
  2. upser2004

    upser2004 New Member

  3. Brownslave688

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

    U bumped a minute later seriously?
     
  4. upser2004

    upser2004 New Member

    I just wanted to make sure it was near the top relax dude. not looking for trolls just a serious answer
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Didn't your Mom ever tell you about first impressions?

    No, you don't have to scan every package--that's what the end of day is for. If there is no end of day you enter the number of packages picked up and complete the stop.

    Are your customers happy? That's the most important thing--the bonus will take care of itself.
     
  6. Floyd Gondolli

    Floyd Gondolli New Member

    I don't think you would get a time allowance credit for scanning packages at a scheduled pick up. That's what the end of day report is for. You scan that, in essence you scanned the packages, including air. If somebody hand's you a package on the street, go to 4, the delivery screen, hit special counts, scan the package, imput 1 or however many, big arrow up. We don't use 2 unscheduled pickup any longer. The above mentioned will help with your time allowance a bit, but scanning packages at a scheduled pick-up is a waste of time.
     
  7. upser2004

    upser2004 New Member

    customers are very happy they love me. and upstate thats what i've been doing as far as pickups go i scan the end of day if they got it and just put in the number of packages picked up if they don't. I don't scan every single pickup but seriously i do a bulk trip (which i love btw) i drive a 1300 most days its packed front to back when i leave and same after i get done pickups and i just think its crazy that my bonus is so low every week.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your route may have a bad time study--nothing you can do about that.
     
  9. Floyd Gondolli

    Floyd Gondolli New Member

    You beat me with the explanation. Don't want to sound repetitive.
     
  10. upser2004

    upser2004 New Member

    possibly thanks for the posts though. I'd feel really dumb if i knew i was doing my pickups wrong all this time. I just notice that some drivers do scan some of their pickups and guys like me dont scan anything unless there is an end of day and was just wondering if one person was wrong and the other wasn't.
     
  11. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Why don't your pickups print an end of day report ?
     
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    It won't be long and some driver will come on here saying he scans all pickup pieces to cover his butt.
     
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Don't concern yourself with how much bonus you do or don't get paid. The only people that I know of that worry about production bonus are lunch skippers/runner gunners. The only numbers I look at are the ones that go into my bank account from the actual hours I worked.
     
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Some of the smaller pickups still use the book and some just do the UPS website labels with the icon that looks like a present in the bottom right hand corner of the label.
     
  15. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    WOW It took you 4 years to ask this question.

    You not doing anything wrong your just not as fast as some of the other drivers. Scanning all the packages is just wasting your time. You only scan end of day tags, ARS, RS, and packages that have a picture of a letter in the bottom corner of shipping label.

    If you want more bonus time than you going to have to start running you lunch and breaks and moving a little faster. Otherwise you not not going to be getting a lot of bonus time.
     
  16. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    In those cases I scan the packages so there is a record that I have picked them up. I couldn't care any less how it affects my planned day time.
     
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    We were instructed not to scan any individual packages for pickups besides special counts like walk up customers.
     
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    My pickups are all drop boxes and air sweeps, so I end up scanning just about every package. It has zero effect on your planned day.
     
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I have one pickup!

    And it's a 'sign in the window' pickup!
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You win!