Learning Zips

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Iggyiam, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Iggyiam

    Iggyiam New Member

    Any suggestions?
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    the easiest thing for me was sit and look at a map and focus on one section at a time see where they divisions are. then going to a new section the next day and see if i could remember where the previous division was
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you talking about in the hub or on the road as a driver?
  4. Iggyiam

    Iggyiam New Member

    talking about hub
  5. Arty S.

    Arty S. New Member

    I used flash cards to learn the primary sorts at both buildings I worked.

    I learned small sort as a bagger before I sorted, but our small sort included the splits in the bins, so at worst you could look things up.
  6. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

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  7. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    Iggy, you should know better than to start threads without searching.
  8. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Flash cards worked for me. Is it for loading or for small sort?
  9. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    You'll be given a little card with the zipcodes that pertain to the truck youre loading
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Why would anyone need to know zips as a driver? I know the zip I deliver in and don't plan on leaving there anytime soon unless some jerk who doesn't know any better decides to bump me in January.q
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have to admit that I wondered that myself but you have read the same posts that I have from these new kids and sometimes you just have to ask the obvious.
  12. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    Why do hub sorters need to learn Zip codes? I thuoght all the human readable bar codes had the Center Slics on them.
  13. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Some times the slic might not be right so it helps to know zips
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Zipcodes are important.
    The city of Boston is split between four different buildings; Norwood, Watertown, Somerville and South Boston. Knowing all of Boston's zips is challenging .
    Hey have you ever been in a checkout line where they ask for your zipcode, even if you were paying with cash? I love to mess with them so I always answer " 02133 "; which is the statehouse on Beaconhill.