Water and Dirt coming in thru rollup door.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browned out, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    Does anyone have a fix for keeping customers packages dry and clean? The roll up door type sucks up a lot of rain water, mud and dirt causing damage to customers packages. (at least the cardboard) The barn door type is not as bad when it comes to rain, mud, and dust getting in

    I don't think it would be to tough of a solution but I cant come up with one.

    Our customers deserve dry, clean, and undamaged parcels.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Sometimes they have those black rubber mats with holes that can be placed in the RDL-RDR sections of the car.
    That's been used in a few problem vehicles here.
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  3. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Write it up.
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  4. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Good idea
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  5. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

  6. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You're welcome.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    DR-Garage. When it rains, it pours.
  8. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    Drive 10 miles per hour.
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Very helpful.
    Who are you?
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  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Don't think I ever had the rear door be the culprit of wet packages, those "drain holes" sure caused a lot of them though.
  11. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    I drive a 671 with the swing open back doors. If the drains are plugged in the back that will not allow water/moisture back out very well. Worse yet I had a rivoted panel loose on the floor that basically left anything on the floor behind the wheelwells soaked anytime we had a substantial rain. They had to re-rivot the panel.
  12. All the newer trucks have this problem, There is no fix.
  13. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Obviously not you
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The older trucks leaked even worse.
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Prostate problems?
  17. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    Have you tried one of those DR bags that UPS provides by the millions?
  18. Fragile

    Fragile Active Member

    DVIR it. That was in the diad training.
  19. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    They can't even fix leaks in the cab.
  20. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    I went from a 7 to an 8 and I soon was faced with the same issue. My loader actually made a suggestion that solved the problem. We lay extra cardboard down on the rear drop down from RDR TO RDL and then load the packages on top of that. The cardboard acts as a giant sponge and basically sucks up all the water thus keeping the packages dry. Best solution I've come across.
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