Simple hacks for the UPS driver - On topic please

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

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Handcart.

    TTKU
     
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  2. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    You need 2 wrenches to adjust the presets effectively. The whole assembly will try to rotate when you try to tighten the nut unless you have one on the bolt.
     
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  3. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Welcome to MY world.

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  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    i had a kit bag with ear plugs, advil, tums, dayquil, and other small items that can save the day occasionally.

    oh ya. a basic first aid kit too.
     
  5. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    No immodium?
     
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  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    some kirkland brand flushable wipes.
     
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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I will use a ratchet and wrench on those rare occasions when I adjust the mirrors myself.
     
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  8. Brownslave688

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

    You have a contractual right to a handcart.
     
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  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    See post #36
     
  10. Great thread! There may be no other UPSer that I look forward to hearing advice from than @soberups.
     
  11. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    can of tire fix flat in case you notice one gdtting low on tire pressure.
    Or, a cheap 12 volt compressor.
    Might save a road call if a nail gets in a tire.
     
  12. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    I have a route in the mountains, lots of hills. I I pack12 70 lbs sand tubes, wrapped in duct tape, for weight. I place them behind the hubs, 6 per side, an tie them up with ropes.
    I also carry a small one-hand pick hammer that will bust one open for a sizable serving of sand on the road when needed. Saved my &@$(/ once now!
    I also carry a spare pair of gloves just for chaining up. Nothing worse than frozen fingers and wet gloves.
     
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    That, my friend, is some serious dedication. Once upon a time, I would have done the same.

    However, I later learned that ECD was my best friend in bad (snowy and icy) conditions.
     
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  14. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    A can of window de-icer spray comes in handy. Works great on mirrors and you can spray the windshield without climbing on the bumper and using an ice scraper.
     
  15. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"


    What would you plug the 12 volt compressor into------don't tell me the trucks actually have a 12 volt cigarette lighter type receptacle in them now days. Personally I've never had much luck with that Fix-a-Flat crap. It might not work the best when its 20 below.
     
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    For a while back in the mid-80's, every truck here had a can of that crap in it. I don't think anyone tried to use it, and when the cans started getting punctured from bouncing around, they all went away.

    Talk about a mess!!
     
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I have a kind of "Go Bag" (back pack) that I keep packed with essentials for the job. I used to keep some of them in an extra DIAD holster that I have strapped into the cab up above the passenger door (light cables) but unassigned drivers would raid it while I was off and not replace any of it. The bag will hold an amazing amount of stuff. I still have lots of room in it now.

    For example it has...

    Extra uniform items including three different types of hats
    Info notices
    Styluses
    Pens
    Knife
    Various medicine
    Wet wipes
    Gloves
    Grievances (pending and blank)
    Contract

    And other stuff.
     
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  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Have to be McGyver on this job homeboy, like Gilligans Island with this job, PRIMITIVE AS CAN BE lol
     
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  19. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

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    PVC pipe for Maglite. Was mounted to the left of DIAD holder in my old truck at the same angle with zip ties (twist the ties to bite the pvc). Convenient for a helper to grab when mounted in the middle.

    I haven't found a home for it yet in my new truck.
     
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  20. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Unless you are also needing that for a club, they make some really good lights that will fit in your shirt pocket.
     
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