your thoughts?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by alexboy1, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. alexboy1

    alexboy1 New Member

    management team insisting to load house calls on 24 foot vans in the am
    does this make any sense?:speechless:
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    What are house calls???
  3. alexboy1

    alexboy1 New Member

    residential deliveries
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I've heard about a new package cannon to be used by a driver and a helper. I wonder if that is what this is about?
  5. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    what area are you in?
  6. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Hush up, Hoke!!!!!!
    I am working on getting the patent for the parachute that will deliver the pkg's unharmed.
    GPS guided, para foil with a return ARS tag attached.
    An another million dollar idea shot down by a corporate shill.
    A working man just can't get a break these days.:happy-very:
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    You better work on something that keeps it unharmed while it goes through our system first.
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    LOL! ya, the package cannon is nothing compared to the belts and slides!!!
  9. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    and :censored2: off employees
  10. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    House calls? Looks like the trolls are posting again.
  11. robot

    robot Large Member

    Makes perfect sense to me!

    It would give me my preferred sporh of 2.
  12. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    In N.E we call resi stops house calls !!
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    And in the Pacific NW we call the 24-foot vans "mashers". And in my building we also have a masher route that does residentials. I agree that it is stupid, but its the company's money to waste. The reason for adding residentials to the masher route is to get its stop count up enough to where it comes in as an 8 hr day. It is slow going when you have to park, climb out, walk to the back, open the door, climb in and select a package, but we are paid by the hour.
  14. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Although I do not diligently read every post on BC, I have never seen the term house calls.
  15. SlowRide80k

    SlowRide80k My other one is Red Tag'd

    I can confirm that here in CT we do refer to residential deliveries as house calls on a regular basis.

    I did 106 stops today...but 100 of em were house calls.

    Mashers? Are we talking about the Box trucks? We call them the B.B.T. (big brown truck) we have 2 BBT routes in my building. 1 for an industrial park. And one for the Indian Casino.
  16. alexboy1

    alexboy1 New Member

    that is the problem,they cant be delivered in the mashers have to come back to the building and unload the
    house calls find a air pkg car load and set them up and deliver them.
  17. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    My first route was an industrial park delivered out of a van(local name for 24' straight truck). For the small deliveries, I just lined up stops at the rollup door or ran them out of the cab. And I had a few houses down a dirt road too. This was a couple of decades ago.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Residentials are called house calls here as well (also CT).
    I never heard masher for those trucks but here they are used for mall routes only and 1/2 of them do have residential to do at the end of the day.
  19. alexboy1

    alexboy1 New Member

    my route is all buisness im in a 24 foot box truck the center manager insists on loading the resi deliveries in the box truck
    in the morning they can not be delivered in the box truck the city streets dont allow it as well as having
    a heavy pickup route there is no room for them therefor when i finish my route i have to unload them and put them in
    another pkg car and deliver them these residential del are not part of my route and with them im doing 20 stops over my max.
  20. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Good point.
    Details, details.
    Maybe the cannon is pointed in the wrong direction?