Winter Driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HazmatGuy, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Heres a topic to cool you off.

    When driving in the snow how many stops per hour do you average?

    Just wondering wayyy in advance

    Less Runnin, More Stunnin
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    37% fewer than during the summer.
     
  3. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Slower, and bring a lot more back EC.
     
  4. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    As many as I can safely do. I get paid by the hour, not by the stop count or piece count.
     
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  5. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Business. Screw resi's unless the road is perfectly flat. Any hill or curve you're going to lose traction, and get blamed for the wreck that you have. Just EC 70% of the route until the streets are clear, there's nothing on your truck worth getting into a wreck or injured for
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and you want to drive a feeder??
     
  7. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Snow? What's that? Haha.
     
  8. Yep, & as I stated in a post last year, if mgmt. ever bothers you about being over allowed in cold slippery winter weather, your response should be, "Hey, I was just adjusting to changing conditions."


    Sent while chasing down unnecessary Dish Network call tags.
     
  9. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Depends on the conditions, and how bad it is out.. Usually around 10. Not concerned one bit. Whatever it is, it is. Safety comes first. Any inkling of getting stuck before you head down a street and its EC every time. The last thing you want to do is get stuck and be that guy/gal that needs to be pulled out. Its considered an accident here if the wrecker has to come out. Or a warning letter? Cant remember.
     
  10. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    I also put 800 lbs of sand tubes in the back behind wheel wells tied in two bundles with a rope. Amazing difference.
     
  11. I set a goal of about 50.
     
  12. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    Exactly 0 stops per hour! None of the trucks in our area are equipped with snow tires. Since UPS has a zero tolerance accident policy, when it snows here, I call out.
     
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  13. rod

    rod retired and happy


    so your name should be "Idrivethetruckonlywhentheweatherisperfect""?
     
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  14. You won't get any fewer stops than a normal day. You'll just EC/miss the pieces you can't deliver.
     
  15. MethodsMan

    MethodsMan Active Member

    Its a bitch learning a route cold during a snowstorm. I had to do that this year. Sucks when addresses are covered in snow.
     
  16. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    More likley he has names we can't repeat here from coworkers.
     
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  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    The Farmer's Almanac is calling for a harsh winter with a lot of snow. Cha Ching!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Is the search broke again?
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Snow fairy?
     
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  20. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    Coworkers do the same thing. Very few drivers show up for work when it snows here. Sups know this and don't give anyone a hard time.
     
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