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

  1. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Good point on the irreg cart and no flashers. I would assume its a if you have it then you must use it. This is UPS so who knows? We all know that UPS will just use those rules to blame a operator in the case of an accident anyway.
     
  2. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    It's UPS, remember.

    They don't even know what they mean....
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My sup just asked me on Friday if I knew what day Christmas was this year .
     
  4. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    December 25?
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    No, that was last year .
     
  6. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    That's right, it is usually the day after during the week that it was last year, except during leap year.

    December 26?
     
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have to double check but I think the 28th .
     
  8. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member


    Well. it's not clear is it? Should be crystal and without ambiguity. Such as including carts, forklifts

    etc. But then, the carts, forklifts don't stop at stop signs etc. Walking through overhead doors- ad

    nauseam. We had many rentals arrive this week. As per annual, they are parked in fire zones and cover

    up fire hydrants and will stay there until deployed. Stabbing yourself in the face will be more

    productive than trying to get them moved. But then there are the contractors.....

    And for all you boo birds that "just mind your own business", imagine the fire trucks trying to access a

    burning hub(whatever) full of people. Imagine. Want to experience apathy, laziness, bored indifference,

    incompetence and negligence? Start up the chain of command with mgt. The parallel path of the Union

    will be similar.
     
  9. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Nope.

    Yep.

    Then again, I said it before. We are dealing with UPS. Even they don't know what they mean.
     
  10. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    After not driving like an idiot the best advice I was given for driving on the yard was to make any move overly obvious. Leave no doubt about where you are going.

    Also, it's usually obvious someone is planning to back because they are driving on the left against traffic flow to set up their back. It's not unusual to see three lanes of traffic with the inside waiting for a door to pull so they can back to the wall or build a set and the outside like normal traffic.
     
  11. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    For awhile we weren't allowed to build sets on the door because of safety but that changed after they realized it was messing with their LV times numbers. What we had to do was go to rear of back trailer , bang on side and yell "hooking up!".

    That worked for awhile until a PTer fell down and got hurt. then we had to go into building and tell the loaders that we were hooking up. they could get out of trailer if they wanted but most just continued loading. The tug test was the problem. you didnt want to pull off the door and we don't have trailer locks on our doors like most of our customer shippers like Amazon etc.
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I would never bang a set together with people in the rear trailer . The push is too violent in my opinion. I don't even like doing it in a big box while people are in there but at least I have more control on setting up the tractor to the pin so the movement isn't too bad . If they aren't done loading in the rear I line everything up and wait . If all is good I'll go inside and seal the rear before I hit it to make certain no one is jumping in .
     
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  13. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    There was so much sexual innuendo in that post coming from you I am having a hard time understanding what you were saying.
     
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  14. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I got aroused also.
    What should I do?
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Having a hard time huh ....
     
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Hold up, I'll seal your rear.
     
  17. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    The key word you said is "usually"

    The time that it is not obvious could result in an accident...or worse.

    Maybe in a big hub.

    But a small hub or center, you back from the travel lane.

    Exactly.

    If you are backing....put on your 4 ways. Everyone will know exactly what you are doing.
     
  18. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

     
  19. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Hasn't happened in my time in feeders.
    Travel lane? In a small center, what the hell is that?
    Give it up it's different here, if you're not driving with your 4 ways where myself and Rick are you'll be yelled at by everyone calling you an idiot.
     
  20. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Small hubs are usually the worst because they are processing too much volume and weren't built to handle ZZZ trailers. We've had new drivers come back from a few of these places and it looks like they have PTSD, they are that tough to get around or build sets in, especially with Kenworth CNG tractors.

    I go to 3 of the top 5 UPS hubs by volume on a regular basis and they are wide open compared to the small buildings I mentioned above.