Alaska Drivers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Bigfoot, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Hide & Seek Champion

    I am curious how Alaskan drivers handle the winters with ice on the roads. Does a driver deliver the same amount of packages as if it were a normal work day? I hardly get snow where I’m from and couldn’t imagine having to work in it.

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  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Well here in Wisconsin they have zero time allowance for weather. Snow or not your getting the same amount of work. Same start time. Same time commitment
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    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

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  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Don't look like they have any weather language in their Rider.
  5. Blackadder 2

    Blackadder 2 Active Member

    Safety last. Production is the only thing that matters
  6. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Take no chances! EC everything!
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  7. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    In the summer the Anchorage drivers can go play golf after a long day. Tee times as late as 8:00pm.

  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Best 3 weeks of the year?
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  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I dunno. They’re out there looking like meat lollipops to Alaskan grizzly bears who are just trying to save up for the return of the nearly year-round :censored2:ty weather.
  10. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    They use sled dogs to pull the package cars around town. Sometimes, part timers
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  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    This is the 21st century. They use snowmobiles.
  12. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Last winter the weather was worse in Mn. and Wi. than it was in Alaska.
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  13. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    The only thing that didn't get done in winter was time studies. They saved those for beautiful spring and summer days.
  14. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I think the locals actually call them “snow machines”?
  15. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    There are 2 ways to guarantee a winter without much snow. Buy a new snowmobile (yes that's what they are called here) or buy a new snowplow for your pickup.
  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have seen photos of four-wheel Drive Ford F-350s with a little box on the back. I was talking to a buddy a long time ago that lived in a remote area in Alaska and a private contractor delivered UPS, FedEx, and DHL out of the same truck.
  17. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    We have a couple of those but ours are F250s. They come in handy when the roads get crappy!
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Time studies. Lol you have been gone a long time
  19. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    U guys and gals are lucky to have those and tire chains...

    When I'm out there on the white powder/ slush/ ice, I pucker up more frequently that I wore out the driver seat:

  20. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Jealousy will get you no where