Swinging at night

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ASFN, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Passed my 30 a few weeks ago. Now I'm lucky to get the same route twice. It's getting dark around 430 so my resi is taking forever. Any tips for improving time cause using maps take forever on new routes when it's pitch black.

    Other than not taking a break during daylight time I got nothing lol. Thx.
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Get a headlamp and stop over reacting, sun sets at 5:40 as of today. Sucks to be at the bottom, we all were once, you'll learn to make it happen or quit. No one held my hand and I feel like I'm a better driver for it.

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    If possible and depending on the route, save the easiest resi till the end. Once it starts getting dark early I start taking my lunch and breaks at the end of the day. Get a good flashlight and ask other drivers in your center how to run the routes you're on.
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    According to ORION aren't you supposed to be able to see in the dark? Oops! Silly me. Of course ORION will calculate what areas are harder to deliver in the dark.
  5. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    I swing all day long....... Oh wait, wrong thread
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  6. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Any minute INDE will be checking in with solid insight.....
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  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Thats funny. I ran a terrible area split yesterday, during the day, and hardly found the crap. No street signs, no house numbers, cant and wont do it ever after 5. Especially in the dark, and that is right where Orion has me going as my last section of the day. Flashlight, headlamp, 9mm, no way.
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  9. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Save a nice tight well lit residential area to after dark. Try to avoid areas with long drive ways or poorly lit areas. The DIAD has a flashlight but the screen casts enough light for me and won't hinder your night vision.
  10. Atomic bomb?
  11. Dont get stuck!
  12. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Keep getting crap for breaking Orion trace to go into a neighborhood that has no street lights, and no mail boxes on the street. Will not deliver there in the dark
  13. I prefer doing apartments when it's dark.
  14. Brownslave688

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

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  15. Brownslave688

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

    Let me put you in touch with the noob who wants night vision goggles.
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  16. Why so serious

    Why so serious Active Member

    If you get assigned to a route with residential and rural save the rural stops for delivery at night. Houses are spaced out and easier to find then in town where homes are side by side and not always marked very well. At least it worked well for me as a swing driver.
  17. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Here are a few tips:

    1.) Congratulate yourself for making "book" and being out of your 30 day packet.

    2.) Realize that production numbers mean nothing now and you can wipe your ass with the paper they put them on.

    3.) Realize when it is dark you are probably making overtime.

    4.) Take the fat check and laugh all the way to the bank.
  18. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Well this thread was disappointing. Certainly didn't go the way I expected.
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  19. jaker

    jaker trolling

    No , Orion has you finished before dark
  20. jaker

    jaker trolling

    You're kidding right , I would have said the opposite

    I don't know your version of rural , but mine nobody has numbers and if they do they are hidden very well

    And with this post I am off to work see you 14hrs later