I've been hired full time, and I have some questions.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Bigbird511, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Bigbird511

    Bigbird511 New Member

    I was originally hired as a full time package driver, and I was a bit slow so I was moved to part time, driving straight trucks. My centre manager offered me another chance at full time driving so I'm trying to think of ways to improve over last time.

    My main problems were organizing my packages and memorizing the route. Any tips and tricks you guys have for doing these would be greatly appreciated, along with any other nuggets of wisdom.

    Side note: UPS Canada doesn't have the same tech as the U.S our stops aren't loaded into our DIADS, and we use map books, no GPS.
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  2. Brownslave688

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

    Organize your truck during breaks.

    Deliver your air and then take 10 min of break and organize your first couple sections. When you get done with those take more break and organize.
  3. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    Living the dream
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

  5. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

  6. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I just kinda know routes, never really memorize them. To memorize them would be too stressful. Work your bulk stops in with your air when possible. Even a resident stop, say you have a 5 pc bed/furniture stop, that you can feasibly drive by in the morning.

    Get your businesses delivered first working in any resis in between if possible. Then deliver your resi neighborhoods, if possible deliver your bulkiest neighborhood first in order to make more room for pickups.

    Before pickups slide everything forward loading yours pickups from the back forward. Have a designated spot for air pickups (I use shelf 6 or 8 for heavy pickup routes. Shelf 2 if it will just be a couple air). But keep your air together. Drop your air then bust out what’s left.
  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Leave stuff at mailboxes. Hopefully, you will make book before the tracers start rolling in.
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  8. Snack

    Snack Member

    If you have a bulk pickup, use break time while you’re loading the package car. Use flash cards to memorize frequent addresses. Use break time to organize/setup your load. If you can’t find a package, don’t lose your :censored2:. Stay calm.
  9. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

  10. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Drive fast, take chances. Eh
  11. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

  12. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Complete waste of time.
  13. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Active Member

    Left 2 stops today at them! I leave 'em at the mailbox if I so much as hear a dog barking in the distance.
  14. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    What's a straight truck?
  15. Brisket

    Brisket Active Member

    Driver follow ups.
  16. Brisket

    Brisket Active Member

    You may want to watch that, here it’s NI1 and DOG in remarks and tag the mailbox IF you can get to it.
  17. DeliveryMachine

    DeliveryMachine Active Member

    I got a customer complaint for doing this and was instructed I must “follow the methods!!!”
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  18. Bigbird511

    Bigbird511 New Member

    5 ton. The last time I called it a 5 ton everyone asked me what that meant. Lol
  19. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

  20. Brown echo

    Brown echo If u are not alive than for sure truth is not real

    Thank you for being so kind and generous , but is only one person can help you with your problems with great tips and tricks , he is a his mobile phone all the time is my great friend IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U so all your dream can come true, much luck to you sir!