What do these UPS abbreviations actually mean?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by supercool, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. supercool

    supercool Member

    I've worked at UPS for a couple years and there's still a few abbreviations I don't understand.

    What do these actually stand for, word-wise:
    PD
    MF
    PF
    MDU

    And perhaps others if you can think of them. I know what they are and what their function is, but I don't know what the actual abbreviation stands for. It's been driving me nuts.
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    PD = Package Dump (Otherwise known as Overgoods)

    MF = well, I think you know. We all say that!

    PF = Package Flow (Tho sometimes they don't!)

    MDU = Most Difficult UPSer (We all know one)
     
  3. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    PD also stands for Pen Department (pd 3)
     
  4. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    you're seeing these marked on side pan?

    PD - primary direct
    MF- metro feed
    PF- primary feed
    MDU- no clue , maybe metro direct unload
     
  5. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    We have an "MDU" in our building. However, I have no idea what the initials stand for.

    I cannot remember which section of the building is the mdu but it's at one end or the other. One end we unload and the other end is like this crappy add on to the building . One of those is the MDU I think.
     
  6. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Mobile Distribution Unit?

    We had a MDC (Mobile Distribution Center) that was just an old trailer with holes cut in the sides so we could load package cars out of it during peak.

    Like this: [​IMG]
     
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    That picture looks like the entire Idaho Falls, ID. Center....before they built a real building.
     
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We have four of these in my Hub but they are used year round because the building is too small. They are backed up to outbound doors and are known as PDUs. Ours are custom built with heat and lighting.
     
  9. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Ours was heated too. With a kerosene blower that would shoot a flame out of it three feet long.

    Man, those were good times.
     
  10. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Why do they call the permanent employee file our "Pittsburg"???
     
  11. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    We call ours the chicken coop.
     
  12. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Because Tuscaloosa was too long.:happy2:
     
  13. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member


    Yup, we have one of those. I guess that's our MDU.

    Our building is way too small. Solution - park a freakin MDU at one end. Good for 20 more years.
     
  14. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Wait a minute. We have a PDU also... Ok we have a small building. Which has a crappy trailer type addon parked next to the building. Then at the end of that addition we have another addon which looks like that photo. And then we have freakin rollers going every which way outside the building which are not covered... it's truly ghetto. It's freakin embarassing. How can this company operate like this. lol.
     
  15. under the radar

    under the radar A Trained Professional

    I worked off of one of those bad boys for about ten years (year 'round, not just at peak). It was called "the module." In actuality it was "the deathtrap." Without fail, on cold winter mornings, one or ten of my cohorts would start their vehicles in order to warm them up during wrap-up. The fumes would then come up under the bumpers and make for a nice suicide stew, stealing years from my life.
     
  16. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    There were a couple of mornings when I almost got into a fistfight over that. Those fumes were rough.
     
  17. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    We called those things "a dog house ".
    Nasty place to work in the winter loading feeders, one caught fire once the cause was all the dust that built up over the years under the dead rollers.
     
  18. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    UPS installed exhaust hoses on ours. The car wash is supposed to hook up a hose to the exhaust pipe to each vehicle. They are connected to a fan that carries the fumes away.
     
  19. Bulkstop

    Bulkstop Shanty Irish

    MDU = Mobile Docking Unit.
     
  20. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    Package cars have 4 wheel drive in your area?
    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2666419990053913804wkCejo