Social distance and over 70LB help

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by vvv, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. vvv

    vvv Active Member

    Anybody else out there wondering why UPS hasn’t suspended the pickup volume of over 70LB packages.

    Here’s my take on it. Most over 70’s are less than 6’ long. So if you follow guidelines laid out how are you suppose to get help with them?

    Company policy states to ask for help. Health guidelines require us 6’ spacing.

    So go ahead and refuse to deliver those over 70’s til this is over and don’t let the company play you for chumps.

    After all, you’re only following the rules.
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  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Ooorrrr you could just man up and deliver the box.
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Oh snap. A gurl just told you to man up !

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  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Nope. Not wondering at all.
  6. johnnyunion

    johnnyunion the grandpalooza of all you losers

    It’s okay, due to the virus crisis, UPS just suspended the law of gravity. Now everything is as light as a feather.
  7. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

  8. vvv

    vvv Active Member

  9. vvv

    vvv Active Member

    No worries partner. I have everything under control out here and know how to leverage certain situations.
    The boys don’t want to play ball the right way and the trick bag comes out.
  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Leave at mailbox, they will think twice before ordering something heavy again
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I feel lighter

  12. johnnyunion

    johnnyunion the grandpalooza of all you losers

  13. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    You must not have industrial business deliveries. The size of a six pack of beer boxes that weigh over 60lbs and there’s always over 20 of them. Feels good. My loader puts them on the top shelf too.
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  14. davidix

    davidix Active Member

    I knew a guy that used to call for help on heavy oversized deliveries all the time... not only did other drivers hate him for it because it would disrupt their route but management bent over backwards to fire him..

    He’s still employed but he got fired several times.

    I shuttled a huge package to an old head a few years back and he told me to meet him at the stop.. I got there and he told me to just dump it on the customers driveway. He didn’t help me or anything. He said give me everything else and that big one.. just dump right there.

    old heads don’t give a :censored2:.
  15. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    He was prob just cranky cuz it was past his usual nap time
  16. Scuderia

    Scuderia Active Member

    Especially if it’s raining.
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    After years of dealing with UPS, you won't give a :censored2: either. When my center manager use to tell me he was going to fire me I would tell him why wait? Just get it over with now because I'm much rather be home watching TV. Needless to say I wasn't his favorite.
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  18. vvv

    vvv Active Member

    Was moving so methodically today that I think I dozed off strolling a couple resi's today and walked past the truck. :)
    My best walk off of the day was 212 paces due to having nowhere to park with too many people being home and of course parking restrictions in general.
  19. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member


    No employee shall be required to handle any over 70 pound pack- ages alone if it is the employee’s good faith belief that such han- dling would be a safety hazard to herself or himself. In such cases, the Employer shall provide whichever of the following is requested in good faith by the employee in handling over 70 pound packages:

    1. Another bargaining unit employee for assistance, or

    2. Appropriate lifting/handling devices, or

    3. Another bargaining unit employee and an appropriate lifting/ handling device for handling, pick-up or delivery circumstances that require both bargaining unit help and an appropriate lifting/ handling device."

    Playing games is not good faith.
  20. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    I just roll it out of the truck and that's it. No moving. Driveway blocked? It get dumped only as far as I can back.

    I always tell customers "that is over our legal weight limit."
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