$10 in damage to your vehicle = warning letter ?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Mr. 7, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I've heard that there is a new rule where if you have more than $10 of damage to your vehicle, you'll get a letter. Someone told me that a tree branch hit and broke a windshield on a truck and that person got a letter.

    Two weeks ago our Sr. Mgr. mentioned to us in the AM meeting that we should report any type of incident that happens on road no matter what. He was talking about mystery damage that we might find stating that no matter how slight we may think it is, we have to report it. He has not said anything about this new $10 rule.

    It sure seems to me that FDX is looking for any way it can to get you your 3 letters and get rid of you.
     
  2. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Oh,
    And has anyone else's stations had dinners for "all the changes you've put up with"?
     
  3. starglacier

    starglacier Member

    Yes any minor scratch on your truck that you don't report and the mechanic feels its recent damage to the truck you are in trouble.
     
  4. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    We did last Thursday, and if it wasn't one of my favorite restaurants, I would not have partaken of the bribery...lol
     
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    McDonald's? Or was it Wendy's?
     
  6. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    White Castle
     
  7. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    LMAO!! As appropriate as that would have been, since they think we're all kids and wouldn't even pop for the Mighty Kids Meals, no, it was a really cool local taco shop.
     
  8. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    We don't have White Castle here, but I have heard they're pretty good. We do have Krystal burger and just go In-N-Out Burger too...which to me was way over-hyped, but not too bad price wise.
     
  9. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Yeah we got the same information we had to sign off on(well some people did)
    one line in the document said something to this effect "if your vehicle comes in
    contact with anything branch, animal, stationary object, another vehicle, etc....
    you are to stop immediately and contact your manager"

    We have many many miles of rural delivery area, I've encouraged my co-CRRs to call
    the manager anytime they touch a twig, hit a bug, bird, etc.

    There are some routes in which 50% of the deliveries include a rural unimproved
    road that necessitates touching leaves, or the occasional branch. You could
    potentially call the manager every 10-15 minutes...

    Either that or just stop delivering to those areas, and bring it back as undeliverable...
    eventually if CRR stood together management would figure it out, its unreasonable
    to think in our line of business that a tree branch(I'm talking small ones folks) will
    touch a Van. Wear and Tear on vehicles is a cost of doing business, of course if you
    into a tree, car, or something that causes real damage, of course you would have
    to deal with that appropriately.

    Most people can't make it 15k miles a year without a scratch on their personal vehicles,
    you expect a CRR van to make it 40k?(thats how much on average our vans(Econolines) put on.
     
  10. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Thank you sir, or, madam.
    Am passing that info. around via email.
     
  11. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    wow, your branch of this company is getting worse to work for... gl to you guys in Express