Next day air, a new one

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by toonertoo, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I scanned two pkgs, one an air one a saver at my last stop. It was tight, but it was 10:27. By the time I got in, unloaded the other 17 pcs and got a sig it was 10:35. It showed as late, is this another new and improved feature? They asked me why I had late air, I said, "I dont know"! Any thoughts?
  2. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Did you prerecord the first two? Were you at the location of the delivery when you scanned it?
  3. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    IIRC you have to go into the sig screen... then back out and keep scanning.
  4. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I don't know what that means, please explain.
  5. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused New Member

    Never had that happen. Just as long as the stop is activated it shouldn't show up late.
  6. Upsdriver88

    Upsdriver88 New Member

    Scan a ground package too and you'll be fine. I have to do it all time.
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Me too. Everyday I scan a couple before 1030, and finish the stop long after.
  8. Mick32

    Mick32 Member

    As I understood it, the stop must be in signature mode before 10:30 or you're out of luck. Next time, scan the air, pop into to signature, get the autograph, then stop complete and do the rest of the stop as a DUP.
  9. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I have a home depot in my area that I often have 10:30 commits for.Sometimes they get 50+ pkgs and as long as I scan the express pkg before 10:30 it never shows late.Tooner I think the system failed you and mick.I have never heard of this before,but it may be the rule in some places.
  10. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Could it have been an EAM package?
  11. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    I did it today....scanned NDA at 1030....proceeded to scan rest of the sig....hit stop complete at problem.
  12. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    It does not have to be in signature mode. As long as you scan the first package and big arrow down, you could keep scanning packages to 1800, and nothing would show late. The catch is that you can not for whatever reason go back up to the main delivery screen (the one that appears when you scan the first package, before you big arrow down). If you do that, you will reset the time stamp, and your packages will show late.
  13. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    What? Did they make changes again and not tell us. Go figure!! Used to as long as you had 3 pkgs scanned, it would hold time. Then it could be just one, would hold time. Perhaps there was an upgrade, and we lost this function, like not being able to pre-record pick ups anymore. Obviously something has changed, we all know the little everyday tricks. No one wants late air, we all try to make service, keeps us off the radar.
  14. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Thanks........that's something I did not know.
  15. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Ah ha, this is most likely the answer. I forgot about that, sorry for the snippy reply earlier.

    SWORDFISH New Member

    You must have hit a button w/ out realizing it. As long as you scanned the pkg and your in the delivery screen and never leave it except to get the signature by 1030am it will be ontime. You dont even have to scan the NDA by 1030 just have to scan a pkg for that stop by then. The 2 things I have done is forget to press down after scanning and delivering to a multilple stops account I mist 12 NDA cuz I had it in prerecord and I put left at and stop completed it after 1030 and they all were late(the center manager didnt like that so much).
  17. airbusfxr

    airbusfxr New Member

    Dont worry, with the pilot layoffs and mechanics contract I would figure the rest of the year alot of NDA wont even make it to the hub from SDF. There are already alot of md11s broke and pilots are not picking up OT so we shall see.
  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Your contract negotiations really have nothing to do with this thread. This is a quirk in how the Diad records time stamps. Any air not delivered on time due to the things you just mentioned are a complete different game.
  19. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I have done this a million times, have to. I was on the way to the stop, got to the stop, by 1030, had it in the board at 1027, like I said do it every day. Never had a problem. I do it because so many of the places are locked, and have to wait, its hard to run them all and get them off on time. My Livelihood depends on their sense of urgency. I was told I should have used the delayed by security key, but it shocked me that it showed late at all. I think it is a new "feature" something to trim just a few more minutes, push us just a wee bit harder, keep squeezing that rock.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Using any of the late reasons sends up a red flag. The one most commonly (ab)used in my district is customer requested late. I have to agree with the others that it sounds as though you did everything right--are you sure that it was not an EAM?