The nitty gritty of delivery city

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Shifting Contents, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Ok, time to be helpful.

    With my center putting on new drivers and some of the new drivers finding their way into BC, leave your best tips and tricks for PC del.

    Never pass a water fountain with out drinking during the summer.

    When del to a NI stop that has packages with multiple number a of attempts (i.e. One stop is first attempts one is 3rd) put the attempt number in the comment field so you won't dick it up when you sheet it as NI.

    Always put the handcart blade down if you don't secure it, your shins will thank you.

    Always prerecord stops for an office building before you get in the elevator son you know you have all then packages for sure.

    Be extra nice to building managers and doormen. The can be your saving grace or the biggest pain in the asses!

    Get good shoes.

    To be continued
     
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  2. calcio56

    calcio56 Active Member

    Be mindful of basketball goals when trying to pull a 360 on ice
     
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  3. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Jack your 401k contributions to the max when you top out. Can't miss money you never had.
     
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  4. HubBub

    HubBub Active Member

    Know your potty prospects for the day before leaving the building. Keep a disposable bottle handy just in case.
     
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  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I always tell the new guys 2 things.

    1. Anytime you do a route you don't know. Don't be afraid to ask other drivers about it. Things like. Any customers I should be aware of. Any difficult deliveries that might be tricky.

    2. DON'T LIE and always report an accident! You will screw up but if you lie about it kiss your job good bye. You may get in a accident one day. REPORT IT! You will not lose your job for it!

    Sadly some people don't listen.
     
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  6. Brownslave688

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

    Actually start at 20% from day one and when you top out that'll likely max you out.

    It's easier for people to do it from the get go I think. If you see 1 check full scale with all that pay its easy to say oh in a few weeks. Then 10 years later you're behind.
     
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  7. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Never trust a fart.
    Never waste a chubby.
     
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Find a new job.
     
  9. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Don't make eye contact with the tourists......they'll ask for directions....
     
  10. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    We have a street in "the bad side of town" that has the exact same name as a popular shopping street. Except one is east and one is west.

    Nothing better than to be delivering in the bad side of town and watch a car full of older white wide eyed and nervous folks come screaming up to you asking where the shops are.
     
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  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "Excuse me, homes?"

    (What movie is that quote from?)
     
  12. ltjad

    ltjad New Member

    Family vacation
     
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Single guys: Go for it! Doing split routes can be fun!
     
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Never pass up a clean, unlocked bathroom if you're a woman.
     
  15. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    At some point, you're going home.
     
  16. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    This! I tell kids this all the time!

    You are not guaranteed a good load or a good dispatch. You're not guaranteed that you'll have an easy day or get off at a reasonable hour. You're not even guaranteed that your check will be correct.

    The ONLY guarantee at ups is that he day will end.

    Eventually
     
  17. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    never let them see you sweat!
     
  18. root

    root Calm down, i'll handle it

    Or a clean freak ( germaphobe)
     
  19. root

    root Calm down, i'll handle it

    If possible, Always use the ones at major hotel chains or the ones near the front desk.

    Tip: If you happen to be at one that has a 'convention center' or major ballroom/convention center go inside the doors that say convention center or something similar, and walk towards the ballrooms... there are always VERY CLEAN RESTROOMS there... ( they are cleaned at least 3 or 4 times every 8 hrs)...
     
  20. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member