New thing in our hub, not scanning pickups.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OptimusPrime, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Other than a possible production push, can anyone give me a reason this makes any sense? We still scan the end of day, and drop boxes, but for daily pickups and special counts, we were told it was policy to no longer scan them.
  2. ymelord

    ymelord Active Member

    Scan them anyway it's your customers first scan of their pkg, your doing them a favor, that way if the pkg never shows up again your scan will show you picked it up, otherwise later you look bad, the customer knows he gave it to you, but there is no proof for ups to have to pay a claim, it's all on you.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Where the heck have you been? That procedure was implemented a decade or so ago - 2003 comes to mind.
    The policy is, "Don't scan packages unless the drivers needs to".

    You should only scan pickups for these events - EOD, Drop boxes and walk-ups. I don't know what special counts are but that may be legit.

    Pickup scans are not promulgated to the tracking database for display to the customer in most cases.
    The first event displayed is the Origin scan if one is made.
  4. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I was doing this as an air driver 6 years ago. If I was at a customer's location I didn't scan every package they handed me unless some special reason existed that required me too.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The only packages that need to be scanned by the driver are those not included in the pickup summary barcode.
  6. Walk the line

    Walk the line New Member

    Scan away, it shows what you are actually doing at that time.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Scan away, it will show that you are stealing time.
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If there are 10 on the summary and 5 ARS you record 15 for the pickup. No scan. Makes life at a pack and ship so much faster.
  9. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    At a daily pick up I scan the end of day.

    A walk up, I scan the package.

    If I am tapping a pick up, or closing the pick up....I scan all packages I put in my truck.

    My first few weeks driving, I was called into office do to the numbers not adding up at a pick up I was closing that was tapped by another driver. To cover my pimple covered :censored2:, I make sure that I have a record of what I picked up.
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We were told to quit scanning everything except the end of day years ago, at least 2 or 3 years ago. That means that for the route I did Thursday, most of the packages got their 1st scan in the building. It also means that if one of those was a terrorist package, they would have no idea which driver picked it up, what time or from where. I think it is an incredibly stupid policy and will continue doing it until it bites some manager in the can.
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Really?? Jesus man give the stealing time crap a break.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Whatever---call it what you will but there is no need to scan every package at every pickup.
  13. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Was told during a safety ride about 18 months ago to only scan end of days and high value parcels. All ARS parcels picked up at a daily account are to be added to the package total but not scanned.
  14. It's true...scanning every p/u pcs is stealing time. Better get clarification for yourself.
  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Whatever, I think you guys or your fellow drivers are being charged with stealing time over stupid crap.
  16. babboo25

    babboo25 Active Member

    HUH? stealing time? Occasionally I have a 100+ pkg on call, there is no end of day summary, so I scan every pkg as I load. Was instructed to do this by center manager as it helps their #s, more pickup pieces. If I'm at a pickup that has end of day of course I dont scan pkgs. But I do scan all ARS, internationals and high values.
  17. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    I scan if there is no end of day. When I am counting, inevitably someone starts talkin to me, and I lose my count. It is my way of counting. I guess it's stealing time if I scan, or padding my numbers if I don't scan, because then I will be estimating...and guaranteed, I will guess high on the estimate.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My reference was to those drivers who scan all of the packages at stops that have an end of day summary barcode.
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I was suppose to add ARS' to the total count? hehehehehehe oops. hehehehehehe
  20. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    We were told to scan anything that doesn't have an EOD, or wasn't processed online. These are the packages that do not have the package with the bowtie under the barcode.