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

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Bigbird511, Mar 17, 2019 at 10:28 AM.

  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.
  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.