Protect Yourself with The OJS Tracking Sheet

July 1, 2010: TDU has produced a new tool to help package car drivers protect themselves.

Use the OJS Tracking Sheet to stop UPS from using your OJS to hold you to an inflated SPORH.

Is management coming after drivers in your center for production? If so, you’re not alone. Across the country, UPS is writing up drivers for failing to “maintain the performance level” unsupervised that was demonstrated on an OJS day.

TDU has issued an OJS Tracking Sheet so you can document the tricks management may have used to jack up your SPORH on your OJS rides.

The OJS Tracking Sheet helps you keep a record if management inflated your SPORH by:

  • Reducing the number of Next Day Airs
  • Removing bulk stops
  • Adding or removing splits
  • Perfecting the load condition
  • Changing your time out of the building
  • Other changes to your load or route

The OJS Tracking Sheet also helps you document if the supervisor handles packages or assists you. The contract clearly states that, “If a supervisor assists a driver during an OJS, that day will not be used in determining a fair day’s work.”

The OJS Tracking Sheet includes space for comments from the driver and the loader too.

By using the OJS Tracking Sheet, you’ll have the records you need if the company tries to use your OJS to hold you to an inflated SPORH.

You can download a copy of the OJS Tracking Sheet here. Or order a copy from TDU at 313-842-2600.

Keep a copy in your truck along with your accident report. Pass copies out to other drivers. On your next OJS, track management like they track you. And get the data you need to protect yourself from production harassment.


Keep Your Same Routine

“Practice the methods and stick to them.

“Work at a safe, sustainable pace.

“Take your bathroom breaks like usual. “Don’t rush or take shortcuts.”

David Thornsberry, Local 89 Louisville

 


Track The Supervisor Like They Track You

“If a supervisor tells you to violate a method, like double parking when there’s a legal space available, make sure you document that while you’re on break. The same goes if they open the door or assist you in any way. UPS can’t use that ride to determine a fair day’s work.”

Bill Reynolds, Local 804 New York

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Your not going to get a fair OJS because before you leave the building they have already found you at fault for not making there numbers.  Thats the real reason for the OJS.  Holding you to a fractional sampling of all the days you work your route is called statistical cherry picking.  You have to account for seasonal, business cycles, and volume-miles-stops changes.  Everyday is different and management knows this.  All you have to do is point out any differences be it volume miles or stops and case over.  They'll try to trivialize it but apples to apples.  Tell them to give you the identical stops w/ address, packages w/weights + size, identical miles, and a supervisor to help with your decision making and you'll give it another try...:D  Also go look at you last 3 days before the ride on dispatchs or last few weeks and see if they match what you went out with.  Ask for the delivery/pick up records and time cards. How can they NOT help you all day.  If you pass a stop don't they say "hey you just pass our next stop."  There checking the DIAD all day quizzing you on your methods and next stops knowledge, how many packages at the next stop or if its a C.O.D., there helping you remember.  Thats helping you!  Anytime they give you an instruction as to where or how to do a stop they are helping you.  Every time they open there mouth regarding how yor doing your route they are helping you.  You know two eyes and two heads are better than one. BTW, if they get out of the car when your backing thats helping you (ground guide.)  If they open the package car passenger door in the winter thats helping you.  Pay attention to details (they are) and throw it back at them.  Not being the sharpest knife in the draw doesn't mean your not doing the job to the best of your abilities.  Use there own games against them. Its mean but an eye for an eye I always say.