Street Maps

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by unnormaldude68, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. unnormaldude68

    unnormaldude68 New Member

    Does anyone have any suggestions for finding street maps to help with being a cover driver? I used to be able to find area maps in gas stations and other convenience stores, but it seems like no one sells them anymore. They don't even print the Hagstrom atlas anymore. I really do not want to use a GPS. Nassau County, New York.
     
  2. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    Go to triple a
     
  3. unnormaldude68

    unnormaldude68 New Member

    I already tried AAA, and they don't have area maps. They only have more general maps like States that only have main roads.
     
  4. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Call the Public Works office for the county in question; they should be able to help you get a map.
     
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Visitors bureau, or Chamber of Commerce should have them.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Just google the streets in your area and print them yourself.
     
  7. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    You can also print single page sections of an area from Google maps and arrange them in a small binder.
     
  8. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Great minds at work...................
    LOL
     
  9. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    Thomas Brothers Maps, do they still exist??
     
  10. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    I just found a Nassau County map at Thomas Brothers, $19.00.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Barnes and Nobles sells them....
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Nassau county....it's on Long Island...not nearly as nice. .lol
     
  14. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Why would anybody take it upon themselves to buy, print or solicit a government agency for a map to use while delivering for UPS?
    It is my position that this "tool" for the job should be provided by the company and failure to do so on their part implies a significant cost in regards to my hours worked.

    That being said, I am reminded of a story a few years back when my On-car supervisor took exception to me not delivering a misload from the day before that turned out to be just 4 miles from my last stop.
    When I explained to him that my name wasn't Rand McNally and that I subsequently didn't have every street in the city memorized, nor did I need to as a twenty year bid driver on the same route.
    He proceeded with a dissertation about how many book maps that were bought by the company but never returned and that he wasn't buying any more and informed me that it was something I should possess on my own as a professional driver.
    I laughed at him and went about my day and didn't give it a second thought until I got home and found the new telephone books on my front porch.
    It was then that I remembered that there were detailed city street maps in the back of the Yellow Pages, which I carefully removed to bring with me the following work day.
    Before the PCM that morning, I walked into this On-car's office holding my "new" book map high for him to see and explained to him how I came by it for free and that it would be worth 10's of thousands of dollars before my career at UPS concluded.
    I informed him that I was available all day every day to shuttle or deliver any and all misloads for our center with my new "tool for the job" and that if I heard any stories of him doing this work that I would be grieving it for double time.
    Oddly enough, I was never asked to deliver any more misloads?
     
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  15. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I always bought my own maps , even if was for a area that I only had 1 stop for .
    I also bought a street listing guide book { my bible } which lists where the other streets intersect by street number .
    Bookstores usually carry them , along with gas station and chain stores .
    When in doubt always ask at the Fire Dept & the Public Works first , these guys need to know where every street is actually at .
    Then the Police Dept .
     
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    My name isn't Rand McNally,...lmao
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Or Bubbles could have simply asked for directions to the misload but that wouldn't be as dramatic.

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  18. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I may have, had I been instructed to deliver it?
    The inquisition was in hindsight, the day after on a package in an unfamiliar neighbourhood in an unfamiliar zip code.
    I reported it early via DIAD message, put it I the back of the 8000 shelf.
    I honestly never thought about it again until I got back in and since I heard nothing from the Center I sheeted it as missed when I returned to the building.

    Thanks anyway though Dave.
     
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  19. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I put a good map book in the same category as I do a flashlight, UPS socks, or good footwear...its one of those items that the company doesnt pay for but that you really ought to have anyway.

    GPS is handy but its no replacement for a map book if you are trying to learn an area.
     
  20. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I remember when you had no use for a smart phone.
    The google maps app in my phone is far superior to any book map.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014