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Stress Relief- introduction to managing your stress.

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This is the introduction on the next few videos on how to manage stress in the workplace with management, your truck, your route, your day. Let me know if you have a tip or trick that helps you out.
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Mike Wagner (8 days ago)
An hour over? Shit, they flinch in my center until you’re 2.5 hours over
Matt Krapfl (1 month ago)
What is the starting pay for a UPS package delivery driver?
Maynard's View (2 months ago)
So have you lost alot of weight from your first video?? I remember watching your first video on what you eat to stay fit, What are you doing now to stay healthy?
Chris Edwards (2 months ago)
I was lifting heavy back then. I train jiu jitsu and haven't trained much on strength training. But I'm working on it now, it's hard to maintain keeping on weight as a UPS driver.
Larry Mansfield (2 months ago)
Thank you for the tips
big pappa pump (2 months ago)
Wanna reduce stress take ramp work if available
Akiva Davis (3 months ago)
What center do you work for? Your truck is empty. Stop feeding people that pipe dream.
Akiva Davis (1 month ago)
Brooke R Seriously!?!? Lol. Your center? You must be a pre loader or work local sort. That’s if you’re even employed by UPS. This guy must be your buddy. Lol. Gtfoh you clown. You haven’t said anything that even makes me think you really know what’s going. Go kill yourself lol
Akiva Davis (1 month ago)
Brooke R So you aren’t anymore... I wonder why? You couldn’t handle it??? And yes, I am a driver. Duh... I wouldn’t comment on something I don’t know about. You could be right. He could be making a video at the end of the day before he finished his route but if he worked at my center that would not be happening. So if you look at my initial comment you will see I asked that question. What center do you work for? So my next question is do you really want to come for me before I go in on your ass?
Akiva Davis (1 month ago)
Brooke R Are you a driver? Answer that... then I will respond. Duh
Akiva Davis (3 months ago)
Dear Vrenezi I would like to know. I’m a driver and I’m not knocking the guy. Maybe his center is the ideal place to be??? Mine damn sure isn’t. My truck looks like that around 3 pm before I start my pickups. I mean I want to know. I’d like to work where he does.
Dear Vrenezi (3 months ago)
Akiva Davis like he’s really going to tell you what center he works for.
Themagnificent7th (3 months ago)
How to manage stress, turn off ORION. It sucks and was developed for feeder routes, not pkg car.
Chris Edwards (3 months ago)
100% agree
Meowface Music (4 months ago)
Hey Chris, About to start training as a driver (temporary for Christmas). Will I actually be required to recite this poorly written 10-Point Commentary word-for-word while driving with the instructor, or will he be satisfied with my own conscientious paraphrasing? Would it be cool to rattle off, “Left, right, left, mirrors”? Seems to me the way to demonstrate I truly understand these expected actions is to be able to verbalize them in any given way and, of course, to DO the actions. In past jobs I’ve expressed such autonomous, evolving, logical thinking, and it either got me promoted or fired. Disregarding the potential exception of being paired with a down-to-earth instructor who’s good at reading people and uses discretion, in general, will the average UPS manager/trainer appreciate thinkers or be threatened by them? Thanks : )
Meowface Music (4 months ago)
Gotcha. Thanks!
Chris Edwards (4 months ago)
Depends on the supervisor, knowing you 10 point commentary, 5 seeing habits, keys to lifting and lowering..... by heart is a must. Receipting them while driving will not be required. Some people can do it, I personally cannot. When I was asked to recite them I pulled over and did it. Best of luck to you.
Mike Auger (4 months ago)
Thanks for those tips Chris, I'm sure I will be using these same tips myself real soon.
Jack D (4 months ago)
Re: the 2:46 mgmt question... “...idk, uhhhh cuz I was following the methods?”
Blane Medford (4 months ago)
Well, at 54 and in the need of a new job away from a cubicle (or prison cell, as I call it) I start my 5 days of classes on Monday! I’ve said for a long time that this is a job for me. Again, due to hating a cubicle. I’m nervous at my age. I’m mostly worried about how my body will handle it. The other stuff like navigation of a route will come in time I assume and yes, we have GPS! These videos have been great. Thank you!!
Ron Martini (4 months ago)
Thanks Chris finally a video about UPS that isn't a bunch of crying. Keep up the good work. 30 years ago when I got a cut I bled gold and brown sounds like you may be the same way.
Barry Sell (5 months ago)
Keep moving a pile of shit from one place to another.
HD Jake (6 months ago)
What's a heavy day for you out where you deliver? What state are you in anyways? I'm a driver out of Seattle and anything between 170 to 210 stops is normal I think in the year I've been working for UPS I might have had 3 days that my stop count was a little less then 170
R Saldivar (4 months ago)
Aww thats a cruiser route...love those routes. Although be careful and don't fall asleep at the wheel
Chris Edwards (6 months ago)
HD Jake I'm out of California, pickups are mostly all wine. The route I had before this one was a town route with 155-185 stops. 30-40 miles.
Chris Edwards (6 months ago)
HD Jake hey Jake, heavy day for me is 95-105 stops and 150+ miles. That might sound like a lot but the thing to take into consideration are the 10-15 mile per hour dirt roads that I must drive. 40-60 miles with of dirt roads. 7 stops might take me 3.5 hrs to deliver.
Expert Critic (6 months ago)
This Is sad
Cricket Cricket (6 months ago)
Another tip to reduce stress......don't have a life outside of UPS!
Chris Edwards (6 months ago)
Cricket Cricket too true lol
Robert Bowers (6 months ago)
Your not allowed to wear black undershirts
Paul Dillon (30 days ago)
+vance valencia request a list of names and addresses of customers from UPS and get back with me with me about what happened. Then ask a lawyer what's the difference between public information and data stored on individuals by private organizations. Then you may understand why warrants are required for said organizations to divulge ANY information from their database regardless of whether or not some of the information is made public elsewhere. After you complete this assignment you may have a better understanding of HR confidentiality policies.
vance valencia (30 days ago)
+Paul Dillon names and address are public information. Yellow pages and the internet has the same info. Lol
Mike Sierra (5 months ago)
Lol. This guy is a poser
Paul Dillon (6 months ago)
Robert Bowers probably shouldn’t be exposing full names and addresses on labels either (see c.o.d. video) but this guy looks out for new drivers rather than sit back and watch them struggle and sink like some saaholes do, so idgaf about his violations
Shain Quartz (7 months ago)
Thank you, Chris!
Zach Wachs (7 months ago)
I currently drive for Amazon but i definitely have ups in my sights. Another local company i could join in Arizona is ontrac but i really want to get ups, however i know how difficult it is to get in to UPS as a driver.
Марина Бутушану (7 months ago)
Thank you Chris. I would like to stress that stress comes from within, because you want to do what's right. True UPSers want to do what's right, and when they can not manage doing the things perfectly, the get stressed extrinsic or intrinsic. Tips and tricks to minimize the adverse effects of stress are: - Take a time-out. (Practice yoga), listen to music, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head. - Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand. - Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks. - Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest. - Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. - Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary. - Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn't possible, be proud of however close you get. - Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think? - Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way. - Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. - Get involved. Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, which creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress. - Learn what triggers your anxiety to work on avoiding it coming back again - Talk to someone. Tell bosses, colleagues, friends and family you’re feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help you. I do most of these, and it helps. :) Rgs, Marina
Carlos Lugo (2 months ago)
Thanks for all tips.
10000diamondeyes (7 months ago)
Chris thanks for all the tips and tricks. I've been at UPS for several years and I'm thinking of getting into driving. Your videos are super helpful. Cause honestly I know UPS has high standards and it's not easy to be a driver. So any advice and tips are so much appreciated. Thanks! 👍
Zow Err (8 months ago)
Thank you for this sir! I start the first day of my training route tomorrow. I am so nervous! Again, I appreciate you taking the time to make this video.
Marcos Villa (8 months ago)
I drive for Fedex Ground. Sure we don't get as much out of the job as UPS and Fedex Express, but we really respect UPS because you guys get it rough like we do. I'm glad we don't answer to management though. Seems like being constantly questioned about my tactics would get old. As long as I get all my deliveries and pickups done no one even looks my way.
vag4l vevo (12 days ago)
How do you get to drive for fedex
John Ocampo (3 months ago)
Everytime i see a FedEx driver i wave lol. Like i know what you're going through. Same shit. Same with usps mailman.
DuckTalesWooHoo1987 (6 months ago)
It comes with the territory because of how much we're getting paid. I feel bad for Fed Ex drivers cuz I know you guys are out there going through crap and aren't even close to being as compensated like we are. You're right that we're micromanaged to the hilt though.
Tanner Nelson (9 months ago)
I just found your channel. Thanks for sharing your UPS experience with us. I've been a package sorter in upstate NY for a year now and my management has been asking if I want to be a driver soon. I've been back and forth about it mostly because I don't know what to expect. Please keep making these!
Lou Dozer241 (9 months ago)
I've been driving for UPS for thirty years and not once have I filed a grievance... because I know how to communicate with management without a third party (shop steward). It's NOT for everyone.
Michael Littlefield (6 months ago)
Lou Dozer241 Where do you drive out of? I'd like to put in a transfer.
klazzikk (9 months ago)
i appreciate these videos and I've only been here 1 night.
Hei Hei (10 months ago)
I'm perpetually stressed. My revenge on dispatch will be to drop dead of a heart attack on route and have my on-road sup come finish delivering after they've dragged my corpse away.
Jack D (4 months ago)
...acting like dispatch gives a shit!
Jack D (4 months ago)
Lol... and that new hire’ll be delivering a cold route tomorrow!
DuckTalesWooHoo1987 (6 months ago)
I told my supervisor the only way I get through most days is to fantasize about creative ways to murder my dispatcher. LOL!
Cricket Cricket (6 months ago)
Bobby B (7 months ago)
Hei Hei made my day.. 100 degrees out and I’m running 180 stops with 23 pu everyday.
Rob (10 months ago)
Sounds like a great job you guys should unionize.
Yea Ok (5 months ago)
We are teamsters !!
Zow Err (8 months ago)
UPS drivers been part of the Teamsters union for quite a while now. Teamsters Local 174 here!
Brad Boisvert (8 months ago)
One of the best unions guy
Lord Sesshomaru (10 months ago)
Your Boss We are unionized. We are apart of the Teamsters union.
goldenchild2735 (10 months ago)
Chris my route is 68c and I’m stressed, can you take 10 stops off me. Thanks bro
Tricked King lol (8 months ago)
Your Boss don’t be that guy man . We get you work at UPS
Rob (10 months ago)
That load is ready for you. Call me when you're done I might need you to do a few pick ups for me on the way in.
Rob (10 months ago)
Make sure you do your DIAD training before you punch out or you'll be in the office tomorrow.
Keith Smith (10 months ago)
Guys bring a power pack ofc! Use your phone. Hands free. After a stop complete as I'm getting back in the truck i go "okay Google take me to 56738 country road" and she's all "okay... let's go" never have to touch my phone just sits in the cup holder all day lol
TheMikekaster (1 year ago)
Thank you for all your posts. It really helps me prepare for the upcoming driver job. I just finished UPS driver class and waiting for the cover driver assignment. One of my biggest questions is how to find an address when I'm totally new to a route. Do you use any GPS application on a smartphone?
Ron Martini (4 months ago)
OH yeah forgot to mention, no DIAD. We had to fine sort each section and had no idea what all we had until we got to that section. lol Hand written records with a carbon copy. lol Rainy days sure sucked.
Ron Martini (4 months ago)
Blows me away to hear a professional package car driver would need a GPS. I drove before there was a such thing. 23 stops per on road hour plus pick ups and never used a GPS once. How technology has changed our lives. It's crazy.
sikidiki22 (11 months ago)
the reason i like gps is because its satellite and you have coverage anywhere, where a cellphone is just a tower and can be spotty especially in crappy areas, im not scared of running any route now i just type in the address and boom, id rather take 10 seconds to type it in then turn around 5 times or try to find it on my own until i learn it
sikidiki22 (11 months ago)
so the cord you use to plug into your computer to update it is what i use, and it lasts all day, i've never had it run out even after a 12 hour day, and i still could have used all of the gps battery until it ran out
lyodbraun (11 months ago)
sikidiki22 sweet how long does it last ? Using that power pack, my gps has the cigarette plug ? They make USB style plugs for them ?
Greenwood Gardens Lawn Service (1 year ago)
Thank you so much Chris with the helpful videos, keep them coming because I am a new DAP and I need all of your good knowledge!!!Be safe my fellow UPSER