Route Drivers never DR'ing to keep stop count down

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by S.F. Rush, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    I'm a cover driver and constantly see routes with envelopes and small parcels with service crosses that can very safely be released. Pisses me off cause when I get put on a split route it's always blowed out cause of antics said above. Is this a normal practice for veterans? I just feel like you should do the job and stop gaming the system. Rant over, let the backlash begin.
     
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Let me guess----this happens on Fridays mostly?
     
  3. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    Nah, it's mostly commercial heavy routes I see it.
     
  4. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Maybe you as a cover driver think it can be released but the normal driver knows better than to DR it. I'm not saying drivers don't try and game the system but the normal drivers know when to get signatures to avoid DFUs
     
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  5. Fragile

    Fragile Active Member

    If I bring back a ton of send of again's they might take a split off me because I'm heavy but it won't keep stop count down. If bring back minimal send again's I pretty much have the same stop count with the entire route.

    Unless the route driver is a slug, cover drivers have a hard time keeping up and they do it by releasing, meanwhile a route driver will get signatures and avoid tracers just as efficiently just because he/she already has familiarity with the route that you can only develop after being there everyday.
     
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Some customers are POS and call in missing packages when you know they got them. I required a signature from them before it's even put in the board. When I was a cover if the route driver required a signature than I followed suit.
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Chances are, the customer is super hot, and the driver wants a lookie'-lookie'!
     
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  8. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Maybe it's justified. Maybe the driver has been burned one to many times. If you are running a split car because send agains are high you should be thankful. If everyone killed their routes there would be a lot less routes and then you'd be on here bitching about that. Think about it.
     
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    Last edited: Feb 20, 2015
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    One day when you finally get a route every other bid driver passed on because the area is infested with thieves, come back here and revist your post.
     
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  10. Brownslave688

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

    We had a driver that had been burned on having to pay for a package. He doesn't DR anything anymore. I don't blame him.

    He wouldn't even DR to me and we lived 3 houses down from each other. Lol
     
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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I would do the same.
     
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  12. Brownslave688

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

    Just leave it at my rear door inde. ;)
     
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  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    You're making it too easy for him slave.
     
  14. Brownslave688

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

    I threw him a floater on purpose. Figure it's Friday. Start the day off right
     
  15. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Yup, well known practice. Get signatures at every resi stop and bump up miles by any means possible. Lowers your stop count in the long run.
     
  16. Omega man

    Omega man Active Member

    And get fired for not following the methods....
     
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  17. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    That's not true. UPS' methods tell us to DR at OUR discretion, so how can we be fired for following OUR discretion?
     
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  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    If UPS will put it in writing that I wont be held financially liable for DR claims where I used my "best judgement" then I will be perfectly willing to DR more stops. Until then, they can go pound sand.
     
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    LMAO! You said, "put it in writing."

    You know as well as I do, that will never happen.;)
     
  20. I've had several sups tell me to dr entire apartment complexes. I told each of them to put it in writing. None of them would do it, so neither did I.