Diad Holder Thing

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by silliemarz, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    It really wasn't. I rather do 15 more stops with DR and EDD. The job is way less stressful now than before if you can believe that.
     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Old ways had a lot bigger learning curve but once you learned a route things were definitely easier.

    Of course a lot of that was because the dispatches were a lot more reasonable.
     
  3. They don't want people to think.
    Route, area and life long knowledge is out the door.
    It should be a tool not the rule
     
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  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

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  5. Steelheader

    Steelheader The Fishing UPS Guy

    Depends on your mentality and your memory. Like mentioned, once you learned a route you knew it. I still remember routes and areas from almost 30 years ago when I first learned to drive at UPS. Plus size/weight limit was less. It has become easier grabbing a package and delivering it. But it's definitely not helping drivers learn routes and free think how to run them better. Work smarter not harder. EDD sucked, Orion makes it worse. Especially mall routes on EDD and all routes on Orion. I still destroy Orion, and it's supposedly masking the EDD I personally set up stop for stop. That was only good thing about EDD was routes without multiple delivery points at one address. I spent a good 6 hours, on the clock mind you, grooming my route I'm on now to run correctly with just minor adjustments. I know route I left still wasn't correct after all the work I did on it. I gave up. Multiple business complexes through most of it.
     
  6. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Two cups of coffee?
     
  7. 1stgear

    1stgear Member

    One is probably his pisser.
     
  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Lol, who would leave it there?
     
  9. 1stgear

    1stgear Member

    The guy that has a coffee cup, water bottle in the cradle and a pisser next to his coffee. Maybe the aroma is appealing. Who knows ...
     
  10. Mind your own Damm business Barney
     
  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    All part of the grand plan to get rid of full time drivers

    Make it so any idiot off the street can do it. One quits plug another one in
     
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  12. And that's what the Teamsters want also. Get someone to contribute for a couple of years but not have enough time in to get a pension
     
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  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Those are 30 oz Rtic cups for water. I put them in the freezer at night, add ice cubes in the morning and keep them in my lunch box while I drink my 2, 20 oz cups of coffee. Once I am done with my coffee, I fill my cups up with water. When they are fill of ice, they do not hold much water and I found that with only 1, I was not drinking enough water during the day. With 2 cups, I am drinking enough water and it is always icy cold. I carry at least 3 quarts of water and usually 1 16 or 20 oz bottle of some kind of electrolyte.

    One of the stores on route had some mango/pineapple/orange juice special. All juice and really tasty. I bought a pile of those and have been drinking 1 a day for a week or so. Way, way, way tastier than any of the electrolyte drinks.

    All the bosses know that I do it and they all know that if they are riding with, that they need to bring a bottle holder for themselves.

    I have several city parks that have cans and a bunch of new construction with porta cans on route. I have at least a dozen, non retail places on route to hit a can.

    The day I took the photo, the last of my water was in those cups, it was 91 and the humidity was ridiculous. I delivered to a house and the neighbor across the street ran that out to me. I had 20+ stops left and was kind of worried that I would run out of water. It hit the spot.

    The juice that I bought, also fits perfectly in the new bottle holder.
     
  14. 1stgear

    1stgear Member

    Barney is minding his own damn business. That piss cup up front disguised as a “water cup” should be in the driver hack thread. The more you know!
     
  15. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    I run
    i can def see it was definitely stressful back in the day. ESP now with phones.
     
  16. Steelheader

    Steelheader The Fishing UPS Guy

    Wasn't stressful at all. Only as stressful as you made it. You learned the grid you were delivering, the cars load was the same everyday pretty much. Say sequence 1245 was always the 15900-16499 block of 126th street every day. So once you learned a route you always knew it. Packages were smaller and 70# weight limit. More P5s, P6s, and not many P9s and P1s. There weren't any P12s. The worse part was when it rained. We had multiple clipboards and had to keep one on the heater to dry out while you wrote on the dry one until it got soaked. Plus tracking numbers really didn't exist. What they had were 6 digit shipper numbers and removable barcodes. They would scan them in when you turned in the stack at end of shift. Was actually pretty simplistic.
     
  17. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Don't forget having to know when you changed area's so you had to start a new page on the old paper records. I tell some of the young kids this and they look at me like I've lost my mind. What do you mean changing area's? No clue.
     
  18. Steelheader

    Steelheader The Fishing UPS Guy

    Oh yeah, that and filling out your paper timecard and tallying up all your stops/pieces per area to put on your timecard
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Remember this term? "Progressive turn in"?
     
  20. Steelheader

    Steelheader The Fishing UPS Guy

    LOL yes.

    Just a side note. I still have my "perfect sheeting" clipboard. I was one of the last drivers to receive one before the DIAD 1 was implemented.