20+ years drivers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by krazy, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. krazy

    krazy New Member

    I'm just wondering how different things where back then. I know that now most of the packages are purchased online, I'm just wondering how many packages and how they were ordered.
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Back in the really dark ages, we had to actually fill out order forms and mail them. Imagine the inconvenience.

    Then, Alexander Bell invented the telephone.:devil3:
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Catalogs qvc
  4. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    50lb weight limit
  5. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    100 LBS per consignee per day (from one shipper)......Was it 78 inches combined length and girth? Kinda vague on that one.....On 2nd thought, 108" was the max. Anything over 78 was O/S. Right?
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  6. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Ah yes, the oversize chains.
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Hand writing every packages number on a delivery sheet.
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Writer's cramp was good for comp back then.:happy-very:
  9. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Little pink pocket knife to cut COD tags on my spare key ring - which never left the bulkhead door lock :)

    Not many resi's - if you went to someone's house everyday it was because they had a business there.

    Shipper's blaming UPS for excessive time in transit when they hadn't even shipped the package yet - I was so relieved when the bar codes and tracking ended that nonsense.

    Not having to fuel your own truck.
  10. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    No jump seats for the xmas helpers..The helpers started with you and punched out with you.They made 5 dollars less per hour than you...
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Pulling all the nextday air tags off the packages..printing the customers name and time on each label That was always fun!
  12. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    No Pottery Barn ! ! ! !
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I damaged my rotator carrying packages the recommended "under the arm while you hold the clipboard in one hand and write with the other.

    oh the memories................

    Pens in the heater vent
    Clipboard in a DR bag writing in the rain
    Diad 1 taking a dump, back to writing a delivery sheet
    Beepers accidentally getting thrown across the street into the side of the package car
    Explaining to sup how beeper fell off clip and was run over before I could turn around and pick it up
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  14. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    6 digit shipper numbers.....
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We still have those.
  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I always felt reallybad when my beeper got broken atleast once a week!
  17. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Almost forgot I miss fur calls (picking up fur coats) and proof of delivery ....pulling the tags off the box and having the customer sign them...they drop them off at a mailbox(they had a postage stamp on them)
  18. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    P 400's!!

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    Yes I used to get 15 to 20. I guess there's not much of a demand to store fur coats these days.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.