Coming soon to a center near you?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bham brown, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. bham brown

    bham brown Active Member

    Last week we received something to sign (or not) called the 2 acre rule for residential deliveries. basically says without center manager approval you can't pull in a driveway unless it is larger than 2 acres... I am still waiting on my training of how to calculate property size from a brown truck.. Was just wondering if this was just a local thing or if it has been done elsewhere
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have never heard of this. I have also never got a straight answer on exactly how long a driveway should be before I can drive up it. 500 feet? 1000 feet? Who knows?
  3. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    There is no set rule that I know of. I am guessing this is just a tactic to get you to think more about whether it is worth the effort to back or not.
  4. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    Work as directed and walk all driveways less than 2 acres. Watch your paid day go up and your SPORH go down. It's a win win.
  5. bham brown

    bham brown Active Member

    I am hoping it's just another flavor of the month thing cause that would suck for me.. I have some real long and real steep driveways. But if it sticks it wouldn't surprise me.. Nothing surprises me anymore around UPS.
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    If I tried doing that I would be dead from a heart attack and my carcass would be devoured by coyotes by the time the center even noticed that my truck was missing.

    This must be another one of those deals where some pinhead from Corporate who never delivered a package in his life had himself a "bright idea" and decided to write a memo. It makes perfect sense from behind a desk, but in the real world its a joke.
  7. What can brown do for you? Bring you a package and survey your property at the same time. What a great idea, wish I would of thought of it.
  8. cosmictrucker

    cosmictrucker counting the months

    That's funny: )
  9. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Sounds like the same geniuses that trained our police department to "see" how fast we are going, will come in to teach us how to 'SEE" how big 2 acres is.
  10. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Active Member


    I love your reference to a pinhead in Corporate. The last time I met someone from Corporate he was visiting his hometown and wanted his son to sit in the drivers seat of my package car. This guy was not a pin head but he has retired and probably been replaced by a pin head!
  11. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Sheesh! Just bring your tape measure to each stop. Locate the boundary pins and measure the length and width of the property. Use this formula: L x W / 43560 (the square footage of an acre). If the result is 2 or greater, then feel free to drive up the driveway.

    Next thing they'll be making us sign a paper instructing us not to stare at the sun!
  12. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Work as directed! I haven't pulled/backed into a resi driveway in well over a year. My driveways are far from lengthy and there is a cul de sac, big enough to swing a U-Turn, at the end of 99% of the resi streets I deliver.
  13. BrownDead

    BrownDead New Member

    It is just part of the paperwork needed to confirm you were instructed NOT to use driveways. Then when the telematics flags an event of you backing into a driveway, they can take disciplinary action. Do the right thing, stay out of driveways, and get permission for those you MUST use.
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    +1 that's what I do it's called being safe.
  15. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    MY Sup was showing me a route yesterday and he instructed me to drive into atleast 4 driveways and I must of backup into 20.
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    You guys weren't paying attention. The OP said:

    I don't think you'll ever find a driveway larger than 2 acres.
  17. probellringer

    probellringer Member

    there will probably be a sheet in your mailbox --kind of like a closed holiday list will ask you to ask owners their property size...the diad will also prompt you to verify ....
  18. bham brown

    bham brown Active Member

    Well I wish my driveways were short like yours steve... Last time my oc rode with me he was originally complaining about how many driveways I pull up, not back up. I don't back up driveways. By the end of the day he was asking why I wasn't pulling more driveways. It's just funny to me how that has changed overnight. Now they want their 2 acre rule and no more than 10 residential backs. Unfortunately i have around 140- 160 residential stops a day so backing only 10 times is kinda, well impossible.
  19. bham brown

    bham brown Active Member

    Over I just saw your post.. I guess I wasn't too clear. It's property size of 2 acres, not driveway size
  20. sano

    sano New Member

    I think a 2 acre driveway would be called a runway. :)