Letter box pick up time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by retired2000, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    On the letter boxes it says a pick up time how close to that time can you pick that box up?
  2. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    You can pick it up early but to do it right, you can't leave or stop complete til the time in the board says so.
  3. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    If you do it even a minute before it shows up on a report
  4. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Any time after the posted time; could be several hours later, as long as you can still make the air trailer.
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You can scan it at any time before the commit time; however, you cannot close it out or even move the package car once you have scanned the barcode until the commit time.
  6. special brownie

    special brownie New Member

    All you have to do is write down the barcode number that you would normAlly scan. Them manually put the numbers in anytime after the box time. Happens all the time on snow days in my area when we get called in early.
  7. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    GPS mismatch could be problematic......
  8. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    Take a picture, scan phone screen.
    Don't do this. PM air drivers do it here because no one checks their telematics.
    I repeat, don't do this.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Then why even say it?
  10. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    Because it's being done, some people might want to know.
    I cover one route with a 6:30 scheduled drop box pickup, the time posted on the box is 5:00. The way the pickups are scheduled you drive right by the box at 5:30. I asked the bid driver about it and he hesitantly told me he has a picture of the barcode. Adds 20 minutes to my day when I cover that route because I won't do it.
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    People are idiots. Only pictures I'm scanning on my phone are nude pictures of my ex.
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  12. Big Arrow Down...D

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

    Is he ok with that?
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  13. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    That's a good way to get fired. Just sit and close it out when it suppose be closed out your on the clock and getting paid and most likely on OT.
  14. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Let's clarify you can move the package car and close out the letter box pick up somewhere else there is nothing stopping you except your integrity. They would never know unless they had some reason to go check like a complaint. You can even close it out early but you would end up on a report as letter box close out times are tracked by corporate...
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Maybe I am just paranoid but I would never do that or suggest anyone do it. Covering a PM route the last couple days and two of the times in the board got changed somehow. Regular driver told me he closes them out by the old times and nothing has been said in months. Just over rides when the DIAD prompts you that your are too early.
  16. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Don't believe everything you hear.
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Oh I don't.
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Why is it scheduled at 6:30 if the box says 5?
  19. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    Good question. See the same thing across a bunch of different routes here.
  20. underworked1

    underworked1 Active Member

    You can pickup after the posted time on the box. Your scheduled time in the board doesn't matter. It'll prompt you that you are early if you pickup before scheduled time. As long as it's not before the time on the box you are good.