Need help! How can you find out the correct address without street number

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Fan, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. Fan

    Fan New Member

    Hello guys! I'm wondering how your guys can find out the delivery address while you're driving 35-45 miles on the road?

    Today is my first time to be an air package driver.But I'm afraid this could be my last time......I just screwed it up!Not driving safe,always missed the right place,blablablabla....and all of this comes from the reason I have no idea how far I shall drive after passing by an intersection. Most of time I can only see from the nameplate that what section I'm in.And my sub,who has been living in the city for more than 30 years,knows when to stop and turn. But it seems it's hard for me,who just moved to USA for less than a year,to do that fast.

    Today I was so nervous that I drove like an idiot,getting my sup mad. For half year I've been working my 120% as a pt loader for a bright future career in ups.But now it seems to be gone.....
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Go out this weekend and practice in your own car. Try to find a paper map. Some will show you the order of house numbers , low to high and vice versa. Usually if you're driving out of a town the numbers go up. Pay attention to which side of the street is odd and which is even.
  3. The first day driving is the worst...the rest aren't quite as bad.
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  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It will be especially hard for him. He's not from the US. Probably a different mapping system.
  5. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Well-Known Member

    Instead of a plain paper map, I'd recommend trying to find a map book with your area in it if you can. Map books are super easy to use. I'm actually faster at locating stuff with them than I am with my phone/google maps.
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    You're right. That what I meant. I always forget about the fold up maps. Lol.
  7. Fan

    Fan New Member

    Thanks a lot! I was really surprised when my sub said not to use a phone app,while most of the other air package drivers did...
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Best way to learn an area is to see the whole area.
  9. Fan

    Fan New Member

    I'm not really sure if I would have any rest day of not lol....I was told tmr would be the 1st time I drove on my own. And then,when I finished my horrible driving today,my sub said he would call me in the afternoon once he confirmed I could drive tmr. Now he has called me yet. I think I got him really mad today...
  10. The first day I'd always the worst. You didn't have an accident? Did you?
  11. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Is he rubbing off on you, grammatically speaking?lol
  12. Fan

    Fan New Member

    No,not even close. But still he said I was not driving safe...

    And to be honest, before I drove today, I only drove the truck for about 30 mins from my 1st road test to 27/Jun when my class finished. 2 weeks after my class finished,I was put at the seat next to him,just to do what he told me to. And then 2 weeks later (13/Aug)I was told to drive with him.But that day I just drove for 3 mins and then he took the wheel back,saying that we could not late for delivering the pkgs.

    How is it possible for me to drive as good as him with only half an hour of truck driving experience....I was not taught to drive a big truck like this before I was taught to walk and talk.
  13. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    You start to learn how the number patterns work and you'll see one address and know the house you're looking for is ten houses up...first few days are horrible then it clicks and it's easy
  14. I'm not sure what you did
    I've seen them yank newbies off of the road before
  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Map books...yea those are great. I always liked how the one blind neighborhood I had was cut up between ten different pages.
  16. Fan

    Fan New Member

    forgot to look at the other vehicles were occupied or not,did not make smooth turns and stops,missed right addresses,ran on the curb for 1 time,and forgot to go into centre lane when tried to make a turn.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yeah, I'd sit your ass too.
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  18. Fan

    Fan New Member

    Sorry for asking,does mean you'd probably get mad too?
  19. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    I hope he drove on the right side of the road
  20. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    The easiest days are days off