What is the worst stop on your route?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by packageguy, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    What is the worst stop on your route? Mine is a second floor office no elevator, gets a ton of staples copy paper.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Walmart.
     
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  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Mine is a drop and swap where I have to leave the first trailer FARRRRR from the dock to make the switch.
     
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    We would like to help with that.
     
  5. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Veterans Affair. It's in a class 4 security federal building ( there is only one class 5 building, any guesses?). They get 70-90 file boxes weighing 60 lbs each. About 110 pieces total. I load them on a cart, then they need to be X-rayed so I unload them through a security machine. Then I load them back on the cart after I'm scanned by security, then taken up an elevator. Then to the delivery point which I then unload the cart once more. 2-5 stops in the whole building. It takes about an hour and a half.
     
  6. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    yes, I'm paid over everyday. No idea why though.
     
  7. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Stink, so I'm guessing they don't do background checks at this facility... Ya know cuz your ummm, escort issues...
     
  8. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Any school , I have 4. . . MCAS day is ugly.
     
  9. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    No, cuz it falls in line with every politician that walks in there ( ie The Kennedy's). Don't ask, don't tell policy. I just can't bring in weapons or a crack pipe.
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Oh man, I remember that! That is ugly!!!
     
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Outbound 5 at the CACH. The coffee machine is broken and there's almost never any Hostess cupcakes when I have a chocolate need.
     
  12. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    The FIRST one...
     
  13. All of them!!!!
     
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    The first one. They keep getting better over the course of the day.
     
  15. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Ya know what? I don't really have a really bad one and I know really bad ones because I've covered 30 or so routes over the years. Every cover driver absolutely hates my route. They call it the worst route in the building etc. I actually like my route and I'm thinking these cover drivers have never really done a bad route.

    Yes, my route can be a bear sometimes, but what route isn't? I'm going to explain why its not such a bad run. First, the customers are great. I can't even think of one jerk on the route and most help me with loading/unloading. Second, sometimes I can go an entire day without touching the two-wheeler and most days I only have to use it once or twice. Believe it or not, when I have to use the two-wheeler its mostly for over 70lb house calls or the QVC lady getting 30 packages in one day. And this brings me to another good point and that is I have a lot of docks on my route and this is how I del. and PU 80% of my business.

    Yes, I may have too many house calls but that is the only thing I can think of that could be better about the route. I do have many heavy parcels on the truck. More than average at least. But again, they mostly go on the docks. Lastly, there is not 1 elevator on my route and no up or down stairs. Not one! and no stairs!

    So when the question was asked "what is your worst stop on your route" I thought about it and said to myself "compared to the worst stop on every other route I've done I really don't have a bad stop". And its true. I don't have any of that 60 cases of paper going to the 6th floor etc.

    The worst I get is a dock pick-up averaging 60 pieces a day and its all big stuff filling the shelves of my 1200 50%. But its not so bad because 2-3 employees help me and we form a line and get it filled in less than 5 minutes.

    Really, how bad can my route be? EVERY cover driver HATES it and I can't figure out why.
     
  16. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    You could move faster
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    NAPA distribution center. Required consignee and I have to scan every package twice. PITA!!!
     
  18. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I have a few.I HATE being ignored when I'm in a hurry.
    I use tactics that get attention.
     
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ‚ÄčThe only stops I really hate are the schools the week or two before school starts. What a PITA!
     
  20. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    I could, but not at the expense of my spine.