Misloads and scanners

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by StackStackLoadStackStack, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. I'm relatively new to working at UPS. I work the preload shift as a preloader and the belt im on is one of the heaviest belts, there are two of us on the belt each with 5 cars two of mine always have bulk stops, anyways, I average out about two misloads a day. I do everything to the best of my abilities and beyond but i almost always have at least one. So, nothing is more annoying than me trying to keep my pace and having a sup talk to me/ have me sign for the misloads. At my first spot i was doing better i was splitting and had three trucks to load and only had two misloads max and had good streaks of 3-4 days with out misloads, but now im lucky to see just one day of the week not having a misload. At that spot I had someone tell me to alway refuse to sign anything because "they are collecting all the misloads to gather up information that you aren't an adequate loader to fire you." I had thought about refusing to sign but because the guy that told me the information isn't well liked so I haven't. Do I actually have to sign? Just seems like signing and getting s On my new belt I have two drivers that come in early to go through their trucks and resort them. I've got a lot of questions and this seems like the best place to be when it comes to talking about UPS. I have only worked there for about five weeks now but i love my job and i love being a UPSer so i would like to be better than the average bear.
  2. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I personally wouldn't sign. And I would protest every write up. Are you the only person in your cars the entire time you load? I don't get why u have so many miss loads. Take the time to read the actual shipping label and not the pal/spa label. If you aren't working fast enough it is their problem. Stop killing yourself and so the job right. Make sure every package goes into the right truck.
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Reading the address label is a really good idea to reduce miss loads. Unfortunately you may be wrote up for stealing time. You just can't win working the preload.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Preloaders are supposed to check the PAL against the address label but they rarely if ever have the time to do this.
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  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You do not have to sign anything...politely say and write Refuse to Sign on the paper they ask you to sign. If your sup says anything more about your refusal....ask for your steward. If they give u a hard time about one or two misloads....learn the phrase...I'm doing the best that I can. We are not cyborgs...we make mistakes...pay more attention.
  6. Thanks for the information, no I'm not the only one in my trucks. Like i said, the drivers are in it and after me and the other guy on the belt are done we usually help the other if needed. I got told to check the pal, check the label then check the other packages around and then set it down. If i did this for every one of my packages I would not have time to get all the packages in their cars let alone the belt. There are already always so many packages that they are falling off. I do catch my self going into to wrong trucks or a misload but i always seem to have some slip by.
  7. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Sign or don't. Either way it will still be used against you.
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Oh please :blahblah::blahblah:......if one or two misloads a week gets you suspended or fired....I would have had both done to me years ago.....lol.
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  9. Go Brown Or Go Home!

    Go Brown Or Go Home! Active Member

    Had 0 misloads 9 days in a row. I AM KING!

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  10. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Got you beat.
    I haven't had a misload in over 5 years.
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  12. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I would hate to have you load my truck on Monday. You just jinxed yourself.
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You don't load, do you?
  14. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Having to load 5 cars is ridiculous. If volume flows at your center like it does mine, it'd be a constant struggle to catch the stuff for the first 2 cars while walking back from 3-5. And vice versa. If you do sign, always write "Signed Under Protest" and do not let management try to discipline you without your steward present.

    And ALWAYS make sure the misloads you're accused of are for the routes you were actually loading. Management's right hand might not realize/tell its left hand someone was moved or routes were added in/cut out.
  15. Arcfyre

    Arcfyre New Member

    In my opinion, no one should be loading 5 trucks. One or two misloads, and you're loading 5 heavy trucks after working there a few weeks? They should be applauding you.

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  16. Thank you Box Ox, I will then. How exactly do I make sure they are for my routes? I feel like there is a whole side to loading i don't even know about. Loading 5 trucks is ridiculous my old spot was one light one medium and one really heavy it had stuff that went to two different casinos I'm just glad I don't have to figure out how to fit them all. I have been moved around to lot of different belts and this is the one that they are thinking of making it my permanent spot. Occasionally they will add a trailer that is a bulk stop for fry's and then the drivers get on the sups ass about how there is too much work and asks how many people in the building load five trucks and when he said I don't know he said these two haha it was priceless. But from what the drivers and the other loader told me is the last guy left because it was just too much. He actually was pulling for me the first couple times i was out there at the very end and he definitely hated the spot. Is there any worthy knowledge you guys could pass on to me? I have a brother who works in twilight but he does small sort and is no help when it comes to asking about the company.
  17. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    I loaded five trucks for six years. Learn the stops on those routes as much as you can. Spend as little time in your trucks as you can. Write the HIN on the side of the package as you load it (I got to where I could write the number legibly without looking as I was walking). Never stop moving.
  18. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Actually, I have been loading my own package car for the last 5 years.
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I find peeling the PAL label is faster than a crayon....I constantly drop or lose my crayons...
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I'd rather load 6 decently heavy trucks to 4 blownout bulky routes anyday.