Tips for preventing misloads?

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  1. Enjoi0523

    Enjoi0523 New Member

    Hello guys (and gals),

    I started back in August working Preload. I started off with two trucks and barely misloaded, maybe once or twice a week at most. During the second week of December when our volume started reaching 35,000+ my belt supervisors and the Preload supervisor decided to move me to three trucks. Since then I have been consistently misloading about three to five times a day. This past week they had me loading four trucks now.

    Any tips or tricks for preventing misloads? I've tried pulling and putting slaps on the side of packages that face the isle of the truck, we use sharpies to write the HIN and bay number, I've used the scanner but am always told there's no misloads and the viola! Next morning there's the chart showing several misloads on my trucks. It's getting rather aggravating.
     
  2. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    When you walk into the car, look at all the other spa labels to make sure you're in the right car?
     
  3. Enjoi0523

    Enjoi0523 New Member

    I do that, I put all the slaps facing the isle yet I always somehow misload.
     
  4. jbg77

    jbg77 Active Member

    Convince your supe to keep you at one load set continuously would help. Have your supe place placards on several locations of each pc and have the truck renamed to something besides the route number.
     
  5. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Write each trucks ID largely on a sheet of paper and tape it to the back of truck. Be sure it is easy to see each time you walk in.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is what our preload sups do. We also have the lane numbers painted on the loading dock behind the cars.
     
  7. Enjoi0523

    Enjoi0523 New Member

    We have big orange papers with the route numbers, but when your running back and forth between three to four trucks with 300+/truck it can easily be overlooked.

    I do like the idea of changing the name of the truck. I'll ask them tomorrow about that idea.

    And yeah, it would be nice to have the same load set consistently.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our PALs have the lane numbers and driver's initials. Mine are 26DB.
     
  9. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

    Only if they could solve the misload crisis; the money they would save. I average 1 misload and they always make me deliver it, i have got an extra hour delivering a misload
     
  10. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    It DEFINITELY can be done ( If its slow, you may have the 'C' car cut and get a replacement that you normally don't ( and if it happens more than once a week, you could have a different 'C' car every time)
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I don't know why anyone would rate this as funny.
     
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  12. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Works wonders, then when you get a sup that walks by and asks "What car are you in?" You can answer lickety split!
     
  13. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Freudian slip by Dave.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    IPhone.
     
  15. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Funny, mine has never corrected anything to the word you typed. Better reset your learned autocorrect.
     
  16. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Slow down. Simple as that. You probably are a very good employee, that's why you're loading four pc's. Instead of working with such urgency, slow down. Double check or even triple check the label.

    Circle the label with your sharpie, another form of checking.
     
  17. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    When I worked preload, i had them change the trucks name to my drivers name; MIKE, STAN, ect. Made it much easier to spot misloads.

    Also glance at the addresses, takes a second longer but you will start associating companies and street names with the route; thus throwing a red flag in your brain when something odd gets spotted.

    Thanks for showing some initiative to reducing your misloads.
     
  18. All if our routes have drivers names not route numbers.
     
  19. bfeather

    bfeather New Member

    Another trick is to talk out loud what package you are holding while you load it. Although it may drive your close by co-workers crazy lol
     
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  20. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    DB = douchebag
    It's kinda funny in a sophomoric way
     
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