Overage Goal?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MC0493, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    I'm curious as to what the goal should be for a new driver. Obviously hitting scratch is the goal but that aside what might be a reasonable overage to have? My first 3 days alone i was 103, 102 and 224 clicks over my time.
  2. SaladTosser

    SaladTosser Kill me now

    Just deliver the packages safely within the commit time. Who cares how many you can do in an hour
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Anything an hour or less would be acceptable.
  4. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    Alright, guess i need to step up my hustle and efficiency. I don't really get too concerned about numbers. Supposedly there are positions at my center to be filled so i'm just trying to do the best i can.
  5. Number24

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  6. werenotthepostoffice

    werenotthepostoffice deep down inside I really do not care

    As much as it pains me to say this you have to qualify and that means saving time.Set your car up by finding your next 4 or 5 stops and putting them in line right behind the bulkhead door. Don't engage people in conversations other than hi/bye/ etc....Work out of both doors,dangerous yes,but over a 200 stop day it adds up. People will tell you to work through your breaks,that depends on you.If you need a break,take it. Jog to the houses in a straight line but watch for holes in yards. Unless you must,leave packages at the closest door,not the most secure.

    Keep in mind that qualifying is all about speed and getting done within their made up numbers. Don't get hurt and don't have an avoidable accident.
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Pick up the pace. You need to be within .5.
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Numbers sound normal for a new driver at peak.
  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    If road conditions or weather is poor we can take that into account. I'm not going to penalize a rookie for being safe when road conditions are bad.
  10. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    You're not qualifying now anyways so just be safe.
  11. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    We can let people qualify during peak if the bid was for a permanent FT position.
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We have already had two drivers qualify this month. One more still trying. Of course next month they will be preload and another PT sort for the next six months.
  13. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I feel like you and I cross paths on this topic a lot.
  14. 2 hrs over allowed

    2 hrs over allowed Upstate follower

    There are way to many variables that are not takin into account when your talking about there numbers. Did you get stuck in traffic on the way to your area? Was the door you usually back into at your first bulk stopped blocked forcing you to wait 5-10 minutes? Were you waiting for Chico the receiver to sign the Diad for 5 minutes while he was unloading a tractor trailer? When the company recognizes these types of delays, I'll start caring about over allowed.
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My boss gets annoyed when I'm 4 hours over.
  16. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    I do appreciate the advice everyone. Friday was my 3rd day solo and 4th day seeing the route. No real traffic issues or anything. My two biggest time killers are finding the package in the back, which i'm getting better at as i learn the setup. And then just navigating the area which i'm also learning.

    There are supposedly 4 permanent positions at my center and around 12-14 casuals there right now. Management has made repeated remarks about it and what they're looking for. So either they're hiring or just trying to light a fire under our butts
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It sounds as though the permanent positions do exist and that they are trying to light a fire under your butts.
  18. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

  19. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    Perhaps.. Either way i'll just give it the best i can. If im out in January so be it.