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Do you think we will ever get a maximum weight limit in the contract?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by PTPeanuts, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. PTPeanuts

    PTPeanuts Member

    Had to load a 145 lb air conditioner this morning.
    :censored2:ing thing weighs more than I do.
     
  2. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    150lbs is the max
     
  3. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    He is new
     
  4. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    There has always been a weight limit.

    It started at 50 lbs, then went to 70 lbs, and finally limits out at 150 lbs.


    ARTICLE 44. OVER 70 POUND SERVICE PACKAGE HANDLING


    This is the Article in the Master Language to read.


    https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/ups18-nationalmaster-final.pdf



    -Bug-
     
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  5. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Are you @hehe xd
     
  6. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    150 lb is the max that SHOULD be

    However we know that many pkgs are far heavier than is indicated. That includes the weight indicated by the manufacturer specs on the packaging and not UPS label (if you know revenue recovery you understand this)

    I have had A/Cs that weigh 160 or 170 and the packaging indicates under 150
     
  7. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    Just message that you need help because is over 70 and you dont feel safe moving it by yourself.
    My limit is depending on the package size and if i have to take it up the stairs, otherwise DR GARAGE.
    Went out with my manager and he instructed me to leave a bouncing thing(ring?) right on the sidewalk.
     
  8. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    ... and if you did, you fail at being a union member.
     
  9. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    My building has a 240 lb generator that came through the system to us.
    It has been sitting for months waiting for a freight pickup.
     
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  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    That's overly harsh.

    He appears to make a personal decision on individual delivery situations.


    It's not a requirement to call for help.... its an option. (that more drivers should use)
     
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  11. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    I don't get it
    In May or so, our over-150s are just sitting out for over a month now. just charge the shipper and get a freight truck to pick it up in the late morning?
    Why are we just sitting on them?
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    UPS should make it part of their shipping contract that ANY package caught in the system that weighs over 150 pounds will automatically become property of UPS and will be sold at an auction. (If I ruled the world..........)
     
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  13. Underallowed306

    Underallowed306 Active Member

    It’s funny how many packages we haul that are exactly 150 lbs. :wince:
     
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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019
  14. Waldo

    Waldo Member

    I see packages daily in excess of 100lbs that have a UPS label of 1-5lbs.
     
  15. dudebro

    dudebro Well-Known Member

    Timely movement of erroneously shipped freight packages isn't on anyone's balanced scorecard. You get what you measure.
     
  16. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Active Member

    I no :censored2: saw what appeared to be a queen size mattress one day. I was in shock.
     
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Shipper name, Overstock.com.
     
  18. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    we are waiting on the shipper to get it picked up
     
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Balanced scorecard

    Lmao!!
     
  20. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    When it hits 200pds they’ll skim over it in the contract.