Making scratch

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mo19072, May 6, 2019.

  1. Mo19072

    Mo19072 Member

    Im going to start my 30 days next week and I’m reading other threads here and I’d like to understand certain terminology. People are talking about X number of clicks.
    1. What does clicks mean and how do you go over them?
    2. Does making scratch basically mean not going over Orion’s time and mileage?
    3. Should I always follow trace and only brake it for airs and pick ups?

    Thank you
     
  2. Clicks are a 100th of hour that you are over or under. . For example 25 = 15 minutes.
     
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  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Chances of making scratch as a new driver is slim and none unless you drive like hell and skip breaks. Good luck--stay safe.
     
  4. Snack

    Snack Member

    Ask around and find out who among the current drivers qualified on that route. They will have a ton of helpful info for you, including the best way to run the route. You don’t have to follow Orion 100%.
     
  5. Mo19072

    Mo19072 Member

    The last guy who ran it was just disqualified hhhh
     
  6. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    What shoes are you going to wear?
     
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  7. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Time studies were done 30-40 years ago in almost all areas. Scratching a route is like putting eyeballs on the Lochness monster
     
  8. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    I recommend to the OP that he wear boots in the morning , then bust out the running shoes once he gets to his first stop
     
  9. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    I don't know if they issue newbies shorts. If so, UPS socks will be needed.
     
  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    @Turdferguson

    You’re so helpful talk to this lad
     
  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Oh boy, that doesn’t sound good
     
  12. Mo19072

    Mo19072 Member

    Not worried about that part because it was 21 y old kid who never set foot in his truck until start time. Took lunch everyday to actually eat an complained to the center all the time. I’m surprised they even let him finish his 30 days.
     
  13. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Listen up, OoooooooKaaaaaay!

    So, he did what your supposed to do?
     
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  14. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    So, this isn't about @scratch's mom and dad?
     
  15. Mo19072

    Mo19072 Member

    Once qualified yes but I ain’t doing none of that during my 30. I’ll be in my truck as it’s being loaded and who cares about food.
     
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  16. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Listen up, OoooooooKaaaaaay!

    @Turdferguson cares about food. He hides it in his mustache.
     
  17. Methods Man

    Methods Man Member

    Don’t hit anything
     
  18. Brownsocks

    Brownsocks Just a dog

    Better clock out and not scan for your lunch or you will be disqualified.
     
  19. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    With so much emphasis on “ safety “ lately I would i would think working safe/no accidents for 30 days would be enough to get qualified...SHAME ON YOU MANAGEMENT! @Maple Grove MN Driver is right! YOU are the ENEMY!
     
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  20. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    Where can I get socks?