first solo run

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by driver8thomos, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. driver8thomos

    driver8thomos New Member

    I will be goingb on my first solo delivery run next week. Can someone please offer some advice to ease my nerves? Also, on my route I deliver to a drugstore. I forget what to enter into DIAD if I ask the pharmacist for any pickups and there are none. My supervisor told me, but I forgot. Something to do with small down arrow, type zero, the enter I think. Anywhere for DIAD questions on forum?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is the stop at the pharmacy a scheduled pickup? If so, you would open the stop, enter the number of packages picked up and then close the stop.
  3. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Sounds like you won't be eating lunch for a while
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He will but it will be while he is driving.
  5. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You will be fine. try getting another drivers phone number,Incase you cant figure something out.

    Every newbie in my center,has another driver to get in touch with. Its nothing to do with UPS. We all just try to help the new guys out. Their are so many this year,Its a bit overwhelming.
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  6. driver8thomos

    driver8thomos New Member

    thank you
  7. driver8thomos

    driver8thomos New Member

  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If it is not a scheduled pickup it is up to the customer to hand the packages to you.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Try to find out who's route it is and get that drivers number for questions. Remember numbers mean nothing right now because your brand new just don't get hurt or into an accident because that's suicide at this point. A minute here and there to stop and catch your breath is healthy.
  10. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Driving safely is important (always), but especially now.
    Be careful with your backing. It's not just what is right behind you, but always be aware of the upper rear corners of your truck.
    Overhangs on buildings, awnings, low wires, tree limbs, that sort of thing. Get in the practice of checking out the area where you will be backing, as you approach the stop.

    Be smooth, keep moving, know where you are going next.
    Make sure pkg. count is down to zero at each stop after you have scanned everything; having to return is a time killer. Be safe.
  11. Get your sups number and call him when you have questions. He's supposed to be there for you. If not find a buddy or a steward.
  12. driver8thomos

    driver8thomos New Member

    than you
    thank you
  13. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    When learning a new route you always find out where NOT to go on the first day for drops offs and picks ups. I always ask what the routine is.

    Most important. BE SAFE! It's not a race. Be smooth. Follow those methods they pound in us. They really do work.

    Don't look at your load as a whole. Focus on one shelf or area at a time. Give yourself small goals thru out the day. BE SAFE!

    If you work smart, you won't have to work hard.
  14. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    My first solo home run was when I was 11 lol. First no hitter I threw was when I was 12 lol. I know I need to keep drinking wtf DERAILED lmfao
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We just had a newbie wash out.