Tips for finding misloads?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BurntSienna, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. BurntSienna

    BurntSienna Member

    I'm a new driver trying to qualify. Where I work they want you to send in any misloads before 2pm so they can come pick them up. Some time between when I get my air off and early afternoon I'll pull over, go through the load, try to put everything in order and while doing so, look for misloads. For some reason, no matter how hard I try there is almost always one that I miss and it rears it's ugly head near the end of the day. And it's usually a commercial stop. I don't want to have to keep sheeting stuff missed because it's making me look bad. I think I just need to slow down and pay closer attention. I'm so concerned with being overallowed and scratching that I think I'm working too fast. Any ideas or suggestions?
  2. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    You answered your own question. Sh it happens.
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  3. Billy Ray

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

    There is no easy way to find a misload; cardboard is the best camouflage in the world.

    The misload will find you.
  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Just sheet as a bad add. Thats what most split drivers do, especially on a Friday.
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  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Your loader needs to slow down and pay closer attention.
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  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Hate to say it, but you might have to sort during your lunch time. Just while you're trying to qualify. Once you qualify, don't ever do it again. Burning up crawling around in back because preload can't get its act together takes away time you should be resting in AC somewhere. It's just too hot not to. At least where I am (110 heat index today).
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  7. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    Seems like you are doing every thing you can and are doing it right. Keep doing what you are doing. If you can, go look at 7000 and 8000 as early as you can but don't spend too much time trying to clean up preload. For the most part, you will find misloads that are on 1000-5000 early on naturally. Just stay on task, qualify and you'll be good. Good luck!
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Look harder.
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  9. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    I give my girlfriend my tip and she never misses my load. How's it hanging DAN!!!?
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  10. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    specifically, NS town
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You are on his ignore list. He can't see your posts, unless he is peeking.
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Go on ignore and you miss a lot.
  13. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Sorry you are on my ignore list and I can't read your posts.
  14. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Short of checking every package shelf by shelf there's really not much more you can do.
  15. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    All of BC is on there.

    Pretty soon he will posting to himself
  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Thank-you for that helpful tip. I would have never thought of that.
  17. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Sailfish gives you just the tip?
  18. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I know the obvious sometimes escapes you.
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  19. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Sups will salt your truck to see if you're scanning all packages. Try to sweet talk the neighbors, commercial or residential, for left ats. Asking for a favor works 90% of the time because people will generally feel better about themselves when helping someone out.
  20. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    In my center, we are instructed to stop and look for misloads by 3pm.

    Sure, they get :censored2: when it takes 10-30 minutes to check every single box to make sure it belongs on my truck, and to check for duplicate labels, and bad PAL slaps, but hey, it's what I was told to do.

    Find a nice, shady tree that you can park under, open the doors, and let the magic happen.

    They got REALLY angry when we would check before/after our lunch, so now we have to deliver a stop right before we stop and check the car.

    So now I have to spend EXTRA time finding a SAFE place to park, and sort and check for misloads.