are there rules to how many people can be in a truck when unloading

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bigdukes2, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. bigdukes2

    bigdukes2 New Member

    i have been at ups unloading for 6 months now. recently my supe has been putting 2 of us unloaders in a truck. it is always the last 1 or 2 trucks of the night and is very cramped and hard to work with 2 of us in there. my question- is this legal? it suppose to help speed things up but it only makes things slower and more dangerous it seems. any help would be appreciated.
  2. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    how could two people in a trailer be cramped ,one on one side and one on the other and yes it is legal and common practice at ups to unload and load with two guys in a load.
  3. Brownslave688

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

    No. Call 911 next time it happens!!!!!!!
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    It is unsafe to have be in the feeder alone.
  5. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    never-mind............I was gonna make a smart-assed comment
  6. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Under no circumstances can there be more than 37.
  7. bigdukes2

    bigdukes2 New Member

    thanks for all the smart :censored2: comments. wasnt refering to a trailer but a regular ups truck with 3 foot in between the shelves that at most would take 5 minutes to unload. perhaps i expected too from this forum.
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I thought you meant on preload. Sorry. I wouldn't want anyone else in a PC unloading. 800 and under way too cramped. 1200 I can see having two.
  9. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    2's company, 3's a crowd in a trailer unload. 3 could work in loading trailer, 1 scanning and 2 power loading. For a PC, 2 people is too cramped for the narrow aisle.
  10. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I have seen and been part of 4 or 5 people in a 53 ft. Two put the boxes on the rollers the other two make sure that the packages are rolling down the rollers to the two sorters. Also getting another roller and stand to be set up when the space open for one.
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Those were not smart ass comments.

    This is a smart ass comment:

    Depends. Do you like each other?[​IMG]
  12. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    Good point UPSGUY72, that can work well . I
    work in an air hub with the luxury of extendo's. However during peak, we unloaded a trailer on the "verti-lift" dock. Transfering the boxes onto a portable roller into an air container. There were 5 people in the trailer bucket brigading the packages to the rollers on the platform. 3 other people were working the the rollers to 2 people in the air container loading. I guess they can call this power unloading. LOL!