Maximum walking distance?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Dr.Brownz, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    What is the maximum distance a driver is required to walk to make a delivery? Is there anything in the contract about it? A couple drivers have claimed there is and also said in certain areas drivers who deliver large mall complexes that require lots of walking get bonus pay. Anyone know anything?

    What is the longest you personally have walked?
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    There is no language in the master about walking distance, it's possible that one of the supplements does but I've never heard of it.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is no maximum walking distance in the NMA or any of the supplements nor is there bonus pay for walking too much.
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  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  5. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    My area is nothing but walking. Management hates covering my area because the walking up houses. Up to 100 yards
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I remember one time I had a performance ride ( oops, not performance - methods) and the sup with me insisted I call out UPS as soon as I stepped off the truck. Even though the house was about 100 yards away and wouldn't hear me. So I started very quietly saying "UPS" as soon as my foot hit the ground even though it was pointless just to mess with him. His "methods" also changed from stop to stop if it was slower to follow methods. But would try to ding me if I took any shortcuts. UPS had messed with route allowances of several drivers and we were all suddenly much worse on paper so UPS had to try to justify their numbers. After a couple of months the time allowances quietly got changed back to what they had previously been with no explanations as to why.
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  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Walk less, back more.
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  8. Brownslave688

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

    Time allowances going back? Lol

    We just keep looking worse and worse here somehow it's all the drivers fault. Even though drivers are going out with twice as many stops as they did 15-20 years ago.
  9. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Exactly!!!! Avg 30 a day at most. Kill em with their "methods "
  10. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Not me doing same amount of stops. Area is actually smaller now
  11. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    If you can't see end of driveway, put it in DR bag near mailbox
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  12. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll


    Bonus pay for walking around a mall?? Your co-workers are screwing with you.

    I once walked about 1/4 mile down a long, hilly driveway when I had a S!÷+ route and a load to match. My legs were burning by the time I reached the house, that just resulted in a longer climb back UP the driveway.

    UPS' methods work great against the company, too
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Wouldn't the end of the driveway be down by the road, right by the mailbox?
  14. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    I really don't know. Half full or half empty?
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  15. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    100 yards I'm backing every time or pulling down driveway to get turned around. Work smarter not harder lol. But with that said a bidded driver knows where to back and where to enter and turn around safely, because they run that route every day.
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I'm sure glad all that "walking a stop off BS" wasn't around when I worked. If I could park on the customers front step that's how close I got. Especially when it was 20 below.
  17. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    That's how it should be but when they piss me off, I walk em' all off. It took me almost 40 mins one day this summer to walk off one driveway that is about 1.25 mile long.
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  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Work smarter is exactly what I do. Rather walk than deliver more. I have the best telematics numbers day in and out. They cant touch you when you can do it, "methods "- like they want it done
  19. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Had one house that was almost exactly 1/2 mile from road to end of drive. The only way to turn around when you got to the house was to back in the yard. After a good rain if they got something I would bag it and leave it behind the brick columns at the head of their driveway. Customer complained and they put a note in the DIAD to always deliver to the house. So.....I walk. What do I care...I get paid by the hour.
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  20. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    ^ reminds me of the concern I got for DRing to a ladies garage.

    She made them put a note in EDD that all deliveries were to go to the front door... no exceptions.

    Wee guess who got a bulk order of irregs from PB Kids a few weeks later.

    I wish I could have taken a picture of her face when I said "Sorry ma'am, no exceptions." and hopped back in my PC.
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