Drivers: How long does it take you to find a package (on average)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bostoncommon, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. bostoncommon

    bostoncommon New Member

    I'm new to preloading and trying to understand my job impacts drivers... it seems like it would be a pretty quick task to find a package in the package car since they're in order but I've heard that things can get mixed up or the preload can be bad. In your experience, how long, on average, does it take for you (the driver) to find a package after you've parked your truck.
  2. Puggy

    Puggy Member

    They will die and go to heaven
  3. ajax25

    ajax25 Member

    In order? That must be nice...haha

    Nah it really depends on the loader, it seems to me that some of them can handle loading 3 trucks every morning and some can't, I'm a swing driver so I never know what to expect from a load. Sometimes they are all in order and on the correct shelves and sometimes they are on the correct shelves but appear to just be tossed up there somewhat close to where they should be, then you have the bad ones where boxes are completely on the wrong shelves and you find them 3 hrs later. If it's all in order it's a matter of just a few seconds (3-5) to grab the box and be out of the truck. If not then it might be 2-3 min to find a package depending on how heavy I am that day.

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  4. Puggy

    Puggy Member

    I load 5 trucks literally everyday I always put my packages in the right spot if not near BUT sometimes the driver pisses me off by complaining about the smallest :censored2: so in the days of the week I just sort and hide a package that belongs in the 1000 shelf behind a HUGE box in the 8000 area WAHAHAHA bitch don't mess with your loader HEHEHEHEHEHE
  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Hey newbie. We have been down this road numerous times before. So when that driver finds it, goes back to the beginning of their route(unneeded miles) or it's a business, missed because it's after 5 and closed. Who do YOU think is going to be blamed? Mess with the driver? We can play too. How about we slide a misload from Joe's car right next door 5 days in a week? Whoops! warning letter for you! Let it go for a week or so. Hey Puggy is doing great no misloads this week! Then I hit Joe's car up again 3 days this week. Whoops! Need I say more? I know it's tough, just do your job as best you can it's hard enough for all of us but really bad when your a DICK!
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  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Agreed. Drivers will cover for the occasional mistakes of a good loader but if the loader is really bad the drivers can burn him.
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  7. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    10 minutes. Nothing like having a 1000 section package loaded behind 15 other 2000 section boxes that have all been loaded as FL1's

    HAHA. I just make the money
  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    According to their numbers you have 7 seconds from the time you shut off the truck to select the package and be out the door.
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It was 7 seconds before ORION. Now same 7 seconds to dig all though the truck instead of first couple of feet of shelf.
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    It was 15 seconds 5-6 years ago. What the hell happened that we lost HALF of that time?
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    When was the last time drivers were given any extra time for anything? Its always a question of trying to keep from losing more time. The numbers are so messed up most drivers just gave up and don't worry about over allow. Except the few centers with bonus babies running 2 or 3 hours under. That will eventually change after corporate looks more closely at those centers.
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Oh I totally agree. I could care less about the numbers but 15 seconds is a realistic number to select a package. 7 seconds is fairies and rainbows land.
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  13. Gumby

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  14. Puggy

    Puggy Member

    Damn you're right lol didn't think of it that way RAWR my job sucks...
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Even in Clarksville, they are laughing at 7 seconds.
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  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    But, not in the BOG.
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    That's because when the door pops open your next stop magically places itself on the dash.
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  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Uh be careful. My best friends dad caught his loader doing this and it took 3 drivers to constrain him.

    Kids lucky at 6'4" 265 that poor little preloader would have gotten quite the beat down.
  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Being? I don't care but I'm serious at the same time. Push button saves a good driver maybe a couple seconds but then you went and eliminated my sort and load allowance with edd so packages are no longer right there or if I take the time to sort it I'm losing time the whole time.

    It's amazing how one dumb truck driver with a high school diploma has more common sense then the whole lot of them put together.
  20. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Plus the pal see the number and dont have to search for an address.

    Not saying its saving you as much time,as they think it does!