any good mnemonics for 5 seeing habits and 10 commentary?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AllOnTheHorses, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    so I've got a week and a half before I need to recite these word for word (according to my HR guy.. for driver class)

    Are there any good ways to remember these? I am just about to start writing them out over and over.. (a painful exercise) .. but maybe there is a better way.
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    There are acronyms and mnemonics for almost all of them.
  3. Brown stains

    Brown stains Active Member

    Actually writing them out word for word
    Help me learn them easier then just reading the card....I just got a message on my Diad Friday I have till
    The end of month to do my dok...haven't done it in 6mths I don't know crap except all good kids like milk
  4. BigBrown3605

    BigBrown3605 Member

    ALL----- Aim high in steering
    GOOD-- Get the big picture
    KIDS----Keep your eyes moving
    LOVE----Leave yourself an out
    MILK----Make sure they see you
  5. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    These are the ones I invented for myself a few years back. They've never failed me yet.

    10 point in two fives:

    (One car length
    Look left right left
    Count 123
    Maintain 4 to 6 seconds
    Check mirrors

    Scan steering wheels
    Stale green lights
    Maintain 8 to 12 seconds eye lead
    Pulling from curb
    Establish eye contact

    Key phrases to five seeing habits:

  6. Stop
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  7. scooby0048

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    HAHA...just taught my dog that trick..he gets Beggin' strips for knowing his DOK, while I get harassed for not remembering 10pt commentary in proper order.
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  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Good luck. I still don't know them, then again, I don't give a....

    I would like to see the study that proves this bull has had any effect. Any at all. Are there less accidents now vs the past. Factor in all current equipment such as back up cameras, power steering, etc.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It will be very difficult to make this comparison as production today is much higher than in past years.

    I would hope that you would be at least willing to concede that the DOK material does make sense and that incorporating it in to our daily routines does make us safer drivers.
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    lol it's the one thing about preload....they used to make us fill out those dok sheets once a week for years before they switched us to reciting it verbally or doing it on computers. The ability to regurgitate dok info became second
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    DOK is a waste of time. If they trimmed it back to the old 5 seeing habits instead of overloading people with unimportant things it might be more effective. And being able to spout back that list periodically doesn't help in real world situations.
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I agree that having to know it verbatim is foolish; however, I strongly disagree that the DOK is a waste of time as I know that I apply the principles to my routine on a daily basis and am a safer driver and more efficient worker as a result.
  13. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Most of the DOK stuff becomes second nature to experienced drivers, professional or otherwise. Regurgitated weekly is pointless, but annually, ok.
    Where I really liked having the list is when teaching my kids, or sharing them with nieces, nephews and grand kids when the day comes. At that age, they are NOT second nature.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As a member of the safety committee I would prefer demonstrated performance over the ability to memorize and regurgitate.
  15. Dont try to learn it all, at one time. Learn it in pieces. Pick one, learn it well, then moveonto the next one. Thats how I learned it.Goodluck!.....
  16. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    thanks all! yeah right now, at this point.. as a tired preloader - offered full time driver position.. I see this as a hurdle to prove how much I deserve/want the position. I started writing them out but feel it was not really getting into my head as it was when just visualizing and memorizing. So I'll follow the advice to learn it in chunks.. and maybe work up a story line to help me along.
    I also learned that BigBrown's avatar has something to do with milk !
  17. Back in the (olden days) When I had to learn , sort aisle. I made flash cards to learn them. Zip code on one side, belt color on the other.
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Remember load charts? Back when loading took skill and we to memorize addresses. Now it's just playing PAL tetris all morning.
  19. lytkep

    lytkep New Member

    Applying them in your Everyday driving and Thinking about what you are doing will help learning them and Save your life as you do!
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I do concede that. When I was trained back in the day, the center manager told me (my safety training), "just don't be stupid", kind of the same advice my Dad gave me when learning to drive. Act stupid and you might get hurt or in an accident.