Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by alexboy1, Mar 17, 2011.
management team insisting to load house calls on 24 foot vans in the am
does this make any sense?
What are house calls???
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?
what area are you in?
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.
You better work on something that keeps it unharmed while it goes through our system first.
LOL! ya, the package cannon is nothing compared to the belts and slides!!!
and off employees
House calls? Looks like the trolls are posting again.
Makes perfect sense to me!
It would give me my preferred sporh of 2.
In N.E we call resi stops house calls !!
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.
Although I do not diligently read every post on BC, I have never seen the term house calls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe the cannon is pointed in the wrong direction?
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