Motorcycle commuting question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Varsity130, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Varsity130

    Varsity130 New Member

    I hope to be a package handler in the next couple weeks. In a note for my appointment it mentioned no backpacks or phones at all. I ride my motorcycle as often as I can and don't really have a way to lock anything to my bike. Is there some place for me to put these things or am I just going to have to give up on the idea of motorcycle commuting when I get this job? The job would be at Burtonsville if that helps.
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You'd have to check with that particular location. We offer lockers but they are limited. Other locations are probably the same.
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My building has lockers before entering the guard house. Bring your own lock.
  4. SCV good to go sir.

    SCV good to go sir. Active Member

    At my hub a couple of package handlers left their backpacks with security at the entrance.

    As alluded to above, we have a relatively small amount of lockers. Most of them are used up, but bring a lock just in case.

    Worst comes to worst just be honest about your situation, I can't see them not making some type of accommodation for you (especially if you end up being a good worker).
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    At my old center you could park your motorcycle inside for the day--------and wash it at night.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Buy a lockable case and add it to your bike.
    Does your seat flip up and lock?
    I have 3 bikes and they all have lockable storage
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Schwinn's don't count
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    What about Pee Wee?

  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Pee Wee rocks!
  10. User123

    User123 New Member

    My center must be easy going. We have lockers that no one uses cause there is no guard shack to restrict items from being brought in. I ride my motorcycle in regularly and while I have a top box, you might be able to get a lock and cord to run through you backpack and strap it to your bike. I have a plastic covered steel cable that I have used to lock my riding jacket and helmet to the bike from time to time. I'm sure it could be used to strap your backpack to your bike as well.
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Is there really anything worth stealing you are bringing to work.
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Upstate rides a bike?
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  13. Varsity130

    Varsity130 New Member

    Thank you guys so much for these good responses. I don't have anything worth stealing, it's just stuff I would ride in with like a jacket, maybe a pair shoes, and my book bag.
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    People that would steal stuff from a car will not mess with a bike. Too open and how do they know you are not a hells angel or al fastero..