UPS driver doing a route blind

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by billerz, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    Just wondering if my center manager can send me out on a route blind if I don't want them to. I have done routes with one day of training, but I don't want to start doing them blind because I know that they will start doing that to me all the time.
     
  2. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Enjoy !! Just follow edd .. Not much else you can do
     
  3. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the party that is UPS.
    One thing about learning a route blind- you will remember it forever.
     
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  4. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    another bored member... come on
     
  5. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    Ok thx, guess I'll just make my air and proceed to give zero :censored2:s
     
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  6. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    When you go on a route blind, all of your senses are heightened.
     
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  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Picture doing it with no PAL numbers or EDD.
     
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  8. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    ....just boxes in a truck.
     
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Everyone does it. Get used to it.

    The worst is doing a route blind 1 day and then doing it 1 day every couple of months for the next 2 years. I did one route 8 times over 2 years before I did it for a whole week. And that was years before PAL/PAS/EDD.

    If your load is loaded according to EDD and your center is on Orion. You have it made.
     
  10. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    at peak...
     
  11. Boxchucker

    Boxchucker I love dirty boxes

    Oh young padawan you will learn there is no such thing as doing a route blind. You are guided by something innate in each one of us that drives you forward.
     
  12. Stopher

    Stopher Active Member

    thats how it all starts bub. There is not a single driver here who hasn't done it. Just give it your best effort. You'll be a bit nervous your first day and make mistakes due to lack of area knowledge. You'll take your lumps the first day but by the third day you will have all the tricks down. That's how long it takes me to learn a rte and do it effectively. Now I know bout 20 routes like the back of my hand. It's a learning curve. Don't let them make you feel bad if you faulter here or there. Get a good map book. I found it easier than looking up individual stops on my phone. You get a real layout for the area cause edd/Orion can have you passing stops especially on main roads. Pay attention to your surroundings as you drive. I've made a career out of swinging. Running different routes also teaches you which routes you do and don't want. You'll be fine. Let us know how it goes.
     
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  13. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    This is why I'm glad I'm driving now and not 30 years ago lol. I love being a robot, that's why I don't want to go out blind, i will have to use my brain... or at least some small portion of it
     
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    All you have to figure out now is which door to go to. Everything else is in the board. The less time you spend massaging cardboard, the sooner you will get er done.
     
  15. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    Will do man. I've learned 5 routes since I went full time this summer. That will probly be 15 by this time next year lol
     
  16. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Use The Force
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Welcome to being a real driver!
     
  18. Jlemansk

    Jlemansk Active Member

    Remember those days, with a clipboard and paper.
     
  19. Whargoul

    Whargoul Active Member

    Yeah dude just run your air first and make sure you do the pickups on time and who gives a :censored2:? Take your time. Every route I know they just tossed me on it and gave me no info. Get this too - they put me out on a route blind and then I had to train the driver who won the bid on that route about a week later... like wtf man!
     
  20. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    that's how I started.... "here's a map book"
     
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