Question for NYC Drivers.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Back in the spring of 2005. The whole family took a trip to New York City. As we were walking the streets of Manhattan, I, noticed UPS drivers in their trucks waiting for customers to bring their pu volume. They would come with push carts and hand trucks and give the boxes to the driver.

    Was it due to the fact that getting around is nearly impossible during rush hour? and only these particular drivers?.
  2. pupnadolly

    pupnadolly New Member

    Yes, a route in Manhattan may only be a block or two. I would move my package car twice in a day. Some customers come down to meet you to rather than wait . Its covenient for them and us. Its a practice thats been going on for many years.
  3. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Makes sense. Are these routes time studied this way?

    Can't wait to go back and visit someday, God willing.
  4. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Shhh... don't tell anyone.
  5. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    I noticed this too when i was there last year, in fact i didnt see some of the trucks move all day
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    A UPS driver who shines his shoes? Give that man a raise:happy2: On second thought he don't have a pocket full of stuff so he must be an on car killing time
  7. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    What the heck is a pretzel dog? Two for $6 is that good?
  8. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Man you got a good eye for detail. I think a pretzel dog is hot dog and instead of a bun on the outside, the outside layer is the material of a soft baked pretzel. Maybe nathan's website would have more about this .
  9. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member


    Essentially what we call a Sausage roll here in the UK
  10. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    very nice shots with your camera Panda
  11. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    We used to eat these, while selling fireworks on Canal St. You could get them at the Chinese restaurant on the Corner of Canal and Mott St. Don't know if that restaurant is still there.
  12. 29th Christmas

    29th Christmas New Member

    The truck is brand new, that's why it's clean! :happy-very:

    Seriously, look inside the cab, it looks spotless.
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Wonder if he got a warning letter for that scrape?
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Car washer did it!:happy2:
  15. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    That's the story and I'm stinkin to it. LOL

    I actually thought about fixin that typo but decided it was worth leavin. :happy-very:
  16. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    Cheers i went snap happy in NYC, took about 2000 pics lol

    One thing i noticed was the UPS safety flags on the back of the trucks, anyone know what these are for? Is it just to show that there is a guy somewhere near the vehicle working
  17. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Active Member

    The bright orange safety flags were a HOT item recently....the thinking was to make us more visible. My center recently got rid of the flags, we now have magnetic stickers that attach to the arms of the rear bumper.
  18. No such person

    No such person Southern Ct.

    Our center just added the safety flags too. Supposedly the've cut down on " hit while parked accidents " , but if you have to take the highway to your route they will eventually tear off.
  19. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    They're for "safety". I guess the Big Brown pkg car, parked illegally, is invisible.
  20. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    What I thought was cool about the trucks in NYC were the NDA mail slots on the sides of the trucks. You could drop off air without going to the UPS store or finding a driver.