Commercial Stops

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownDog5117, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. BrownDog5117

    BrownDog5117 Member

    At PCM this morning, Business Development mentioned that in the near future we will be approaching commercial deliveries differently.

    Apparently, they told us that we will enter the business, make eye contact, ask for a last name, and sign it ourselves. They said that it will hopefully "save some time on road".
    So it looks like we are moving away from getting signatures at businesses. Not quite sure if we can necessarily just leave the packages without making contact with anyone because they were slightly vague about the whole thing. They did mention it will be rolling out nation-wide soon. Anyone hear about this?

    It was funny though. After BD said this, their was a collective, "more stops on car..." by all of us drivers.
     
  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I believe they have already implemented this in upstate new york.
     
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  3. Daf

    Daf Member

    Better have that in writing! Plenty of people have been fired for doing that...
     
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  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Gonna be a lot of route cutting going on. Think of it: You're not even going to have to ask for a name 99% of the time, you already know them!

    Stop counts are going up up UP!!
     
  5. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans


    They already do this in Philly. It's called commercial inside release. They actually have the last three people who accepted packages last names in the board already. Basically just turning commercial stops into DR's, which means more stops per car.
     
  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Off Leveling Up IRL. Much <3 To Union Hourlies

    "Commercial route drivers who now have residential split stop counts will now be receiving complimentary second load shuttles year-round! You're welcome!"
     
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  7. el blanco

    el blanco new member



    the dfu will be interesting
     
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely don't like that. Too easy for some lazy driver to just pick a name without talking to anyone.
     
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  9. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Lol. Prime example. Right here.

    Deliver to Mikata Sushi Restaurant. Cover driver calls me with lol out the arse.

    Last three names are:

    Mikata
    Sushi and
    Lee


    Omg.
     
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  10. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    The signature allowance is a thing of the past. So why bother.
     
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Why would it be more stops? You still have to find somebody? And if it's driver release, you still have to unload, etc. Most drivers after they been on a route a while know exactly where to hunt customers down.
     
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  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    How much ”eye contact" allowance time do we get per stop?
     
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  13. 40 and out

    40 and out Active Member

    Any change means more stops. Some brilliant IE person from his/her cubicle will determine that in an ideal world it will save 3 times as much time as it really does so 5 or 10 more stops for everyone.
     
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Load on what you want. I do one stop at a time.
     
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  15. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    I had a regular customer and it was a really Italian last name. After the third time I got embarrassed to ask again so I started writing pasta...rigatoni...alfredo...pesto..went on for a while until one day they called in for a missing package...sup thought it was hilarious
     
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  16. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    I once had a package that a girl named "Tits McGee" signed for! Didn't go over too well.....
     
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  17. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    Sooooo did she have big baby feeders....?
     
  18. sandwich

    sandwich Active Member

    Just enough
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    L
    With whom, the wife?
     
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  20. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    You should have been fired!!!!
     
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