Inbound, turnaround, go to town
You got me there. It’s a 10 minute brisk walk from my car to dispatch.
Sometimes four times a day like the days I forget I have the tractor keys clipped on my collar and don’t realize until I’ve made it all the way out the gate.Do you get paid for those 80 hours of walking a year (20 min a day)? I get frustrated if I have to park at the furthest distance from my package car - about 75 feet.
Our employee parking is 1 to 2 blocks and across the street with heavy truck traffic and 2 sets of railroad tracks that are frequently used. Sometimes an entire sort will be 10 to 15 minutes late because of a train blocking the street and sidewalk.Yes, I'm very aware of that situation too. We were just stating our side of not having a guard shack. I'd hate to work in such a big hub. Just having to park so far away is bad enough.
In my center, you park 20 feet from any one of the several entry doors. At which point it's just another 15 feet to your PC. You park, bring your bag/cooler to your PC and punch in.
Yeah you might have us beat although they did have to build an overpass for us because our busiest rail yard is literally around the corner from the hub.Our employee parking is 1 to 2 blocks and across the street with heavy truck traffic and 2 sets of railroad tracks that are frequently used. Sometimes an entire sort will be 10 to 15 minutes late because of a train blocking the street and sidewalk.
I always heard the 1950’s were a nice time....We came and went as we pleased. No guard shack-no guards- no cameras. EVERYONE (drivers anyway had keys to the building). It was common on week ends to pull a truck out and work on or wash your own vehicle. They used to shoot the 4th of July fireworks off across the road from us and I would open the building up so the UPS families parked in our lot could use the bathroom. It was just the thing to do when you pulled into the pump at night to take what you needed out of your UPS truck and put it in your personal car. Everyone did it. I used to stop on the way through town at the liquor store and buy a case of beer and put it in my own car when I got back to the building. There wasn't anything different about that than taking a bottle of booze you got from a customer at peak and putting it in your own car at night.