New RCA here. Almost to my 90 days. Have had a lot of questions - one of them I keep forgetting to ask the regulars during the work day. Why are some carriers leaving to the street with dishpans? Are they easier to use then the trays? The carrier I shadowed uses trays. The RCA next to my case uses buckets and spirals mail upwards. I know for certain the carriers in our office using these dishpans are driving LLVs and not POVs. Do they put these on their lap while delivering mail? Does it keep the mail more secure - more manageable in smaller chunks? I'm always looking to improve and like trying out new things to improve my speed. Thanks in advance.
Sterlite 18 quart dishpans used to be made of durable plastic, but in recent years have been made of cheap thin plastic that breaks easily. What I want to use them for involves carrying them when 3/4 full of water. That worked fine with the old ones, but on the more recent ones the handles and/or rim break too often from carrying the weight of the water, unless I handle them very carefully. I can't find any other brand of 18 quart dishpans than Sterlite. The other brands are different sizes, mostly smaller.
So, what I want to do, is, when I buy new ones, put tape on the rim and handles, to reinforce them, so they won't break. But I don't want to get glue from the tape on my fingers. What kind of tape should I use?