Tips for Covering a New Route

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Snack, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Snack

    Snack Member

    I’m a new driver, and I’m beginning to get exposed to routes other than my qualifying route. I could use some tips as far as morning game-planning or just advice on running blind in general. Any info is appreciated.
     
  2. Bring snacks with you to work.
     
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  3. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    One stop at a time.
     
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  4. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Just relax and one stop at a time
     
  5. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Why not just stop at the store
     
  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Drive fast and take chances
     
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  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    That would cost money. That tight basted ain't spending money on food
     
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  8. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    Just EC whatever you don’t feel like doing!!
     
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  9. Future

    Future Victory Ride

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  10. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Even on a sunny day
     
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  11. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Five finger discount
     
  12. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    As long as it don’t show up on their reports as a miss they don’t give a :censored2:
     
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  13. MrBates

    MrBates Active Member

    If you just qualified, you don't have to worry about rushing anymore. Run straight air, identify all the businesses and deliver them first, and then train yourself to look at the map on the diad once while your walking back to the truck. After that, drive around till you find it is the best way to learn a new route. Easy overtime! When I'm on a route blind, I hit em hard and make them pay.
     
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  14. Or h can call Grub hub?
     
  15. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    Look at maps on the computer and print them out, it will take time and trail and error to learn new routes. Request a supervisor to go out and help teach you new routes if they are willing, ask for 8hrs on the first day on a new route to lower dispatch to make the day a little easier.
     
  16. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Google Pixel® 3 XL.
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Always have a pee bottle and baby wipes.
     
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  18. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

    Take a full hour lunch. Early. Watch them scramble to get you help.
     
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  19. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    We have a guy that uses uber eats sometimes on his all resi route.
     
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  20. I have pizza delivered to my package car sometimes...
     
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