Ask a Feeder Driver, Feeder Driver FAQ

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 104Feeder, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

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    I’ll just leave this here. I know how much some of y’all love your Dunkin’ Donuts.
     
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  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Why the heck wouldn't you tag @Covemastah and me in this post?!?!?
     
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    I thought about it but figured you come here anyway. Lol.
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Oh boy...
     
  5. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

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    Had a lucky charm with us on our Sleeper run from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, Iowa.
     
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You get to keep it?
     
  7. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    It's on its way to New York.
     
  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Can they pinpoint where you are live on GPS when on road? I know they estimate the time between hubs and such but can they pull you up live and see exactly where you are ?
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    They can do it in package, I'd assume they can do it in feeder also.

    It's not live but I believe it refreshes every 3-5 min
     
  11. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Yes. They have a big screen up in dispatch that shows everyone's current location.
     
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    They can do it in feeder.
    I had to take a detour out in rural area. I called my dispatcher and he led me through the countryside, called the names of the streets before I got to them.
     
  13. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    One of our feeder drivers hit and killed a suicider years before I got in, oddly enough it was on I-95 southbound.
     
  14. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    That's a great dispatcher. Not sure ours would even know how to do that.
     
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    There's a long list of drivers I'd call before I ask dispatch for directions.
     
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  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Not when you're in scenic, countryside, Podunk America on your way back from an even more Podunk extended center.

    Besides...if something gets screwed up it's the dispatcher's fault.
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Totally agree. A detour got me one time in a city environment and I called for directions. He kept saying "well I think this....or that road" . My response was "you tell me where you want me to go". I put it on him .
     
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  18. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I agree, I'm on the phone with most of them half the night anyways.
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Maybe not, but everywhere we can possibly be sent to there is someone I know who has been detoured around every exit.
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    One of the best pieces of advice I got when I was in training was ask the senior drivers about anything you're not sure of, 9 times out of 10 they'll give you a better answer than whoever is answering the phone in dispatch.