Simple hacks for the UPS driver - On topic please

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Shuttle air across turnpike in a box truck... truck hasn’t had a transponder in 8-9months. Air that missed truck?? Load it into the closest empty package car and take that on toll road with no transponder either.
     
  2. Wrencher69

    Wrencher69 New Member

    That’s the ticket drill a hole in the dash where the wiring is
     
  3. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I didnt drill any holes.
    There are screws that attach the panel to the instrument cluster box.
    I simply loosened one of the screws, tucked the zip tie under it, and retightened it.
     
  4. Holy :censored2: how long is lunch? HAHAHA!
     
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  5. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Our supplement makes ours 1 hour. Upon mutual agreement of employee/management you can take 30 min. Can break the hour up to a 20 between hour 1 and 3 and a 40 later.

    Or do what I do a lot... 20 min brunch around 10:30-11:30 range then arpund 4-5 range take another 10 min lunch and immediately then my 10 min paid break so I get 2 20 min breaks a day.
     
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  6. Froome

    Froome Active Member

    Did you ever have a dog come at you? Use the diad, hit the scan button and point the lazer at the dogs eyes. They don't like it and tend to turn away.
     
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  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    I’ll take my chances with a boot to the head
     
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  8. Froome

    Froome Active Member

    That works too!
     
  9. Two Tokes

    Two Tokes Give it to me Baby

    Always a good option
    The sawed-off pool cue I carry works like a champ
     
  10. ol'browneye

    ol'browneye Active Member

    Just found this thread and didn't read through all 18 pages so forgive me if this has been mentioned already, but if somebody hasn't stolen the trash can from your truck, you can use that can lined with a couple DR bags as an emergency crapper! :poop: I always carry a roll of toilet paper, which can also double as Kleenex, just in case and recently graduated to the moist, flushable wipes, which I did see mentioned earlier. They are so much easier on the ol'browneye. (see what I did there!) And an extra pair of underwear comes in handy in case the DR bags are sticking closed and you can't get them open in time or what you thought was going to be a fart, isn't. I carry an extra pair of shorts for days when I lift correctly and rip them out from zipper to belt loop but now that I think about it, they would also help save the day in the "can't get the DR bags open in time" scenario! If you do decide to use this driver hack I strongly advise that you dispose of said DR bag ASAP as even after using 5 bags, that trash can will smell like a blue room for hours! (Not to mention the back of your truck.) And yes, I do carry hand sanitizer for easy disinfecting.
     
  11. ol'browneye

    ol'browneye Active Member

    I also used a power drill and file to make the small side of the cup holder bigger so my helper has a place for his large drink too.
     
  12. Covemastah

    Covemastah we keep you alive to serve this ship

    D93377F7-014E-40CA-A98A-5A891025E40D.jpeg No need to order a new window knob ,,, we have washers !!!
     
  13. Mr.Blonde

    Mr.Blonde Member

    Or a shiv made out of info notices and spit
     
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  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    9EE85F93-AB5C-458C-B048-3998F7F983E5.jpeg A DIAD holster hung from the registration pouch with a bankers clasp makes an excellent tape gun holder that will keep your tape roll clean and intact and prevent the teeth from getting bent and beat up.
    I have used this hack for awhile and it works, it keeps it accessible and I have never once had it fly out.
     
  15. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    FF0950A0-B2D8-476C-8896-08A30C923774.jpeg A zip tie and a caribiner clip attached to the passenger seat belt mount is an excellent way to hang your jacket and hat. Just tuck the jacket inside the folding seat to keep it from blowing around. It keeps them accessible and beats having them slide around on a filthy shelf.
     
  16. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    I know you've been around, maybe longer than me, but there is NO way, NO way, those wrenches banging against that aluminum all day doesn't make you want to eat a bullet.
     
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    They dont bang against the aluminum.
    They are hanging on a carabiner clip that is attached to a bankers clasp on the registration pouch, with a pair of gloves underneath them.
     
  18. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

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    That time of year when it's darker sooner...

    I can leave it on all night without impeding my vision out the windshield or side mirrors

    May have to add another layer... from the cardboard of our status door tags
     
  19. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    9131879F-55EC-43C2-ABDF-6CA8E2225F4D.jpeg A8143E95-D533-422F-B6EC-33FB459774CC.jpeg One of my pet peeves about the newer backup monitors is that they are too bright at night and the glare interferes with my night vision.
    One day I was in the auto shop and noticed a cracked sun visor in the trash that a mechanic had replaced out of a package car. So I repurposed it by cutting it into a 4 1/2” x 9” rectangle that I put over the monitor with rubber bands. It works great to cut the glare down. I have made a few of these for other drivers by removing the sun visors out of ADA cars before they get towed away to be crushed.
     
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  20. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    88EF07DA-81A5-4BB6-9395-99D8EFC2C6D2.jpeg I bought these plastic crates at my local Fred Meyer (aka Krogers) for $1.50 each.
    They are basically milk crates, only half sized.
    On the newer package cars, the rail above the door has holes drilled in it. So I set the crates on top of the rail and threaded zip-ties up through the holes in the rail and through the holes in the bottom of the crate to secure them. I also tightened them down with a bungee cord.
    These are perfect to store supplies in and they utilize what is otherwise wasted space in the package car.