time allowance for signatures

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by hellfire, May 3, 2009.

  1. hellfire

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

    does anyone know the real time allowance givin for getting a signature verses a driver release ?
     
  2. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    It is a complicated formula depending on your route / area, but basically is much less than humanly possible, unless who you are delivering to happens to jump in the PC as you are rolling to a stop
     
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I believe it's 5 minutes for a signature so that you can develop a 1-1 customer relationship and help grow the business thru customer service.
     
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    My time allowance for signatures is the same as how much time it takes me to ring the doorbell, fill out the Infonotice, make a Service Cross, and walk back to my vehicle.
     
  5. MikeTbob

    MikeTbob New Member


    Amen brother, any longer than that, you aren't getting your package today.
     
  6. ol'browneye

    ol'browneye Active Member

    Or that's what it should be! LOL
     
  7. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I believe that was tongue in cheek ;)
     
  8. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    Not sure but there is a difference. I was warned back in the day by my center manager for obtaining too many signatures as opposed to just driver releasing the packages. He claimed I was inflating my dispatch time. I told him with a signature at every stop I could never have dr claims. He still insisted I dr the packages.
     
  9. code5

    code5 Member

    We were told a while back not to use the prerecord button as it reduces your time allowance. There is no way that is the case. Some drivers have tried to not use it and didn't notice a difference. I don't rely on the prerecord, but do use it for my next stop with resi deliveries only.

    I'd don't think you would get 5 min. for a signature allowance as you only get an extra 45 seconds for an overweight and 6 min. for fueling up.
     
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Does it really matter? There are many other things we don't get enough allowances for and many others we get zero allowances for. This may be part of the reason some of us call them (allowances) unfair and un-attainable.
     
  11. MD Dan

    MD Dan Member

    If the c'nee sees you walk up and gets to the door before you can leave it is probably worth getting the signature, but if you have to wait for them-- probably not.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Huh?
     
  13. leastbest

    leastbest LeastBest

    What is this 'allowance' you speak of? It takes as long as it takes and you get paid for it.
     
  14. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    c'nee means consignee :happy2:
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am confused by your post. Are you saying that if they don't come to the door in a timely manner that you will not leave the pkg or are you saying that if they don't come to the door quickly enough you will simply DR the pkg? Are you also saying that you will ask for an autograph rather than DR the pkg simply because they answer the door quickly?

    No ****, Sherlock.
     
  16. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    No need for an attitude.....I thought you really didnt knew what it meant...No need to get your panties in a twist
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sorry for the attitude but I was simply confused by what he wrote. It almost sounds like he is saying that he will get a signature if they are right there but will DR it if they are not. That will get you a T/W in my center.
     
  18. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Right on....Gotcha :happy-very:
     
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    What will get you a T/W, Upstate?
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    I guess I am just confused but it sounds like he is inflating his dispatch by getting signatures at what should be good DR stops. He says that he will probably get a signature if the c'nee answers the door quickly but will not if they don't. I don't know if he means that he will simply DR the pkg or if he will leave a del notice. Getting signatures at safe DR stops will get you a T/W in my center.