Wally's Glossary of Terms: "What is that"?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Wally, May 14, 2016.

  1. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    So, yet another thread pops up with terms or abbreviations you never heard before, or heard, but you are not quite sure of their meaning? Swing driver, cover driver, TCD, Optional week, etc, all or some new to you? Well, this is the thread to explain it all, once and for all. All you do is, list the term in question and give a simple explanation.
     
  2. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I will help you with how it is here Wally. A swing driver is a Full-time driver who does not have a bid run and covers empty runs for that day. They are guaranteed 8 hours. Swing drivers pick their route for that day by seniority. Here is a good example, the highest senior swing driver in the center I left for feeders had 28 years Full-time driver seniority.
     
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my building Bid Cover drivers choose which route they want to cover that day or week based on seniority. All other cover drivers (FT) are assigned open routes by area knowledge or the needs of the company. No TCD or PT cover drivers.
     
  4. Wally starting a serious thread?
    What's that all about?
     
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Split Driver - A Split Driver (in Local 177), is a full time driver with Union seniority that does not have his or her's own bid route. They cover as needed, regular bid routes and splits. Usually, split drivers are of lower seniority.
     
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Split Route- A Split Route (Local 177) is parts of a regular bid route, done by another driver, or drivers. A split route that covers a wide area is often jokingly referred to as a World Split.
     
  7. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.


    We refer to them as "s**t routes" ...... Hope this helps.
     
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  8. We call them scrap routes.
     
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Runner-Gunner- A "Runner-Gunner" is a term used in this forum to describe a driver that does all they can, to finish as fast as they can, not always in a good way. Working through lunch, although illegal, is a prime example of Runner-Gunner behavior.
     
  10. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    @IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U is a runner gunner, I rest my case.....
     
  11. BuryMeInCardboard

    BuryMeInCardboard Over-allowed and proud

    I refer to these guys as "scab douchebags". Most of my center is like this; hardly any unity. I have guys in a small circle from my previous center here who fight the good fight. I stay away from all the others. They all like to get intimidated into working unsafe because they're 0.8 paid over and "need to be scratch". I'm happy everyday at 1.3 paid over.
     
  12. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    What is an option day.
    Supposedly I have two option days.
     
  13. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    What is an Alabama Hot Pocket
     
  14. Ask @Brownslave688
     
  15. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

  16. Brownslave688

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

  17. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Says the man who does sex parties with his wife. Lol.
     
  18. Do you mean the one who hasn't made an appearance yet?
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Stop. Had that discussion a million times also.
     
  20. And????