Who decides if I DR at the gate or forced to go all the way to the house ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Pablo Escobar, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Pablo Escobar

    Pablo Escobar New Member

    Just took a rural route. I’ve never been on a route that has so many gates with roads to the house anywhere from one mile up to about 4-5 miles. I’ve got some gate codes but to actually go in each gate would put me out a couple extra hours each day. I’m already doing 9-10 hrs a day and DR at as many gates as I can. The driver before was doing way less stops so I guess he had the time. No complaints yet but just want know if the gate is the best place to DR
     
  2. Ask him what he did.
     
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  3. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    If a gate is closed. I’m bagging it and if possible placing it on the other side of the gate. I’m not going to mess around with gate codes unless it has been specifically requested by the customer to do so
     
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  4. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    If you have the gate code, use it. Otherwise bag it up and DR at the gate. Who cares how long it takes?
     
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  5. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Yep.

    I know some drivers that horde access code information so other drivers don't burn up

    their route. It would be up to the customer to provide that info, so it can be put in the DIAD.

    If drivers are bagging and dropping pkgs at the gate.... they just need to properly record it.
     
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  6. faded jeans

    faded jeans zero f*cks given

    That was always my policy.
     
  7. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    If the gates closed, I'm bagging it and placing the parcel OUTSIDE of the gate. A few weeks ago I reached over the gate and the dog bit me. Not going to happen again.
     
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  8. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Ask Supes and Manglers. Put the ball in THEIR court.

    Years ago, I made a decision that saved a lot of time and money for company. Went back and told em. They said "Don't EVER do that again. Let US make the decisions."

    OK. 30 years in, I STILL made them make every itty, bitty decision.
     
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  9. Pablo Escobar

    Pablo Escobar New Member

    Thanks for the advice. I’ll try it today
     
  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Ha !

    I remember a pkg division manager that was the same way.

    He would tell drivers "We don't need your help, thoughts, or suggestions"

    We run the business.
     
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  11. They always think we are out to screw them. Heaven forbid that actually listen to a common sense idea.
     
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  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    You have too many stops. Previous driver was gate dumping.
     
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  13. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    You know how they are.

    They will step over a dollar, to pick up a dime.

    You could have a million dollar idea.... but if they didn't think of it, Oh well.
     
  14. You try to do the right thing....
     
  15. Zowert

    Zowert Active Member

    Bag it and toss it over the gate. They know their Chinese made crap from Amazon is coming. They should have a lockbox out in front on their gate or something.

    I remember going on this rural route where a customer with a mile long driveway left several notes. First one was: Deliver to front porch, do not leave at gate.. Then the next was a phone number, no gate code. I call, they don’t answer. Fine, I leave an info notice at the gate. Then as I’m driving away they call back. “I need my package today!” Fine what is your gate code? They give it to me. Turns out to be wrong, I call them back,

    “ma’am your gate code doesn’t work.”

    “That’s because it’s the old code.”

    “Well how about the current one..?”

    Gives me the new one. I finally get in and drive up this long driveway that has thick brush and trees beating the hell out of the package car. By the time I got out of there I lost 25 minutes and had to sweep all the branches and leaves out of the cab.

    They never used the words “please” or “thank you” or even “sorry” for giving me the wrong gate code. Just demanded I leave their crap on their porch.

    Take care of the landscaping along your driveway you ungrateful fux!
     
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  17. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Most people have that innate desire, to do a good job and be rewarded for it.

    When that doesn't happen....


    You become a BUG. :biggrin:



    That was you're only mistake.

    Unless the company is paying your phone bill, or providing one....

    NI 1.
     
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  18. Guess I don't know what needs to be done after a few decades. I'm sure IE knows much better .
     
  19. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Goofy little fat guy.... on a laptop.... that tries to ruin peoples life.


    Maybe he's got more balls, than RPCD's ?
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Leaving stuff at gates is not a method. Have management tell you to leave them at gates in front of your rep. If something goes missing technically you be found at fault.
     
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