Simple hacks for the UPS driver - On topic please

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

  1. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    When I drove a p700 step van, the box of dog biscuits (1lbs) fit exactly on the channel... ripped off the top, taped the back of the box against the wall & the front lip.

    Lined up a few boxes on that channel to store gloves, etc

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    Single layer was still too bright.

    Had to add another layer & direct more light to the bulkhead
     
  2. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Weird, no adjustment to the screen?

    On my "voyager" monitor, I have brightness & for some reason, volume adjustment buttons
     
  3. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    If you're going to be driving a box truck, extend the rear pull down strap... keep your feet on the ground instead of hopping up on the rear bumper.

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    Fords have a higher bumper height than the gmc counterparts of the rental trucks & having no pass thru to the cab is bad enough...
     
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    Good lord

    You’ve got pkg car rigged up like a Mexican taxi

    All you need is a Virgin Mary statue on the dash
     
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  5. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    You've never been a rural route driver???

    P.S. add some zip ties between the holes on the crate to the bungee... that's not secure enough from my view
     
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    It has adjustment but even the dimmest setting is way too bright for me at night. I miss the old CRT monitors, you could dim them down to the point where the screen was black unless you put it in reverse and turned on the backup lights.
     
  7. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Ummmm your Orion hack did not work .... still came up 0 compliance and over the miles by what I drove
     
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    All the hack does is give you RDO so that you can function.
    You do want to click on the little “release EDD” box after switching back to ODO, and then remember to get EDD again when you return to the building, in order to give Atlanta their little green check mark.
    Actual compliance is irrelevant because even if I am forced to view the manifest in ODO order I wont be following it.
    And the mileage is irrelevant because I always come in under ORIONS estimate.
     
  9. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    When returning 2 the building ... I down loaded again ... it stated ... route was changed on route ....
     
  10. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Down loading EDD. That is so 2017. We have drivers standing around for 10-15 minutes waiting for it to get released. What a waste of time.
     
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Yes it does that sometimes, I dont know why.
     
  12. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    I will try again ..lol... I do what I do
     
  13. Poop Head

    Poop Head Poop is funny

    That's freaking brilliant. Totally gonna do this.
     
  14. Poop Head

    Poop Head Poop is funny

    Gonna try to make something for the diad screen too. I hate looking at it at night, way too bright for me. Was thinking of putting some brakelight tape on it, but your idea with the sun visor seems like a better avenue
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I had pot holes and bumps on my old route where you would be lucky if that fire extinguisher stayed connected to the bulkhead. That tape gun would have never lasted a day.
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    It does kind of serve a dual purpose. When you get rear ended and that tape gun busts your skull open -----you can tape it back together.
     
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I have a rural route with tons of potholes and crappy washboard roads, and I have never once had it fly out.
    There is a little lip on the handle of the tape gun that is slighly wider than the opening of the holster so when you shove the tape gun into it, it holds it pretty tightly.
    Try it, you will be surprised.
     
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

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    The bungee is just to keep it from shaking. It already has 75lb. breaking-strength zip ties holding it down to the rail, you can see them on the bottom. It isnt going anywhere.
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    My tape guns are in my house and in my workshop. I don't have access to a UPS truck anymore-----thank god.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  20. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    AAA249DE-53F5-4759-813D-E54F42BF3442.jpeg D1E0D368-0532-4DD5-9533-B555C3CD82AC.jpeg 968006D4-86D0-488B-A0C2-FFAE71C23BC1.jpeg I really like the new 2018 Freightliner they gave me, but now that it gets dark early I have discovered an annoying flaw; the LCD display on the instrument cluster is bright, and positioned such that it reflects on the inside of the window and blocks my view of the bottom mirror.
    I fixed this problem by putting a wire bankers clasp on the little visor and then sliding a square of cardboard between the wire and the flat part of the clasp. It’s easy and it works perfect.