i did this when i was a relief driver in feeder . got all the planed runs for in the city of Reno and ran to most of the addresses on a sunday to learn the routes. I learned the best way to get to the businesses loading docks etc. My spouse and i took a couple Sundays to do this driving in the car. it was a matter of pride for me to do the best job i could.200 packages? Once you hit 350-400 a day everyday then you can complain. I had a supervisor from Rhode island when I started and man that guy talked to me non stop about how I was the worst driver ever and he would replace me etc. Hated him until I realized he was just motivating the hell out of me. I respected the heck out of that guy and wish he'd never left the company. Go out and run your route on weekends. Ask for a manifest from everyday that you worked and go drive it. It's a waste of gas but once you have area knowledge down to a t you will be surprised as how much faster you start going without even trying.
He's unqualified and I think that he is apprehensive about saying anything. He mentioned that he does not speak to anyone in his building. Maybe that's whats pissing the sup off...
@bob75633 maybe try befriending some of your colleagues and see if they can help you figure this out.
i did this when i was a relief driver in feeder . got all the planed runs for in the city of Reno and ran to most of the addresses on a sunday to learn the routes. I learned the best way to get to the businesses loading docks etc. My spouse and i took a couple Sundays to do this driving in the car. it was a matter of pride for me to do the best job i could.
it really helped and made a difference.
I started about a month ago as a driver and I've been on the road for about 3 weeks. Everything is great except i'm having trouble getting back on time because my supervisor keeps changing my route and giving me areas with which i'm not familar. I'm fine with the challenge; however, this guy is literally on my ass all day long. He calls me out in front of everyone, insults me to my face, tells me i'm too slow, calls me names, threatens me. I don't know what to do at this point. I'm absolutely miserable and depressed all day long. He literally calls me 10 times a day while I am on my route. I just want to emphasize that I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE COMING BACK LATE. 10 year veterans are coming back late with me. I am the only one getting chewed out by this one supervisor. Other managers say i'm doing a good job. My number 1 priority is safety and making sure all packages are delivered accurately. I know the speed will come once I master the area, but I feel like he is just being overly critical with me right now. I dont know what to do. I am not quitting. I am just confused and not sure what to do right now.