Another freak accident

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RTURNSONLY, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

  2. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Oh my God, that's horrible... Prayers go out to their family. Any word on what opco?
     
  3. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    Another news link I saw had a Ground truck pic but that doesn't mean anything, they don't know the difference. It didn't specified any opco though.
     
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Very sad, regardless of the operation.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Does it matter?
     
  6. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Switch off engine, place trans. in gear or Park, pull E-brake
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yep...follow procedure. As FedEx pushes harder, we all need to remember basic safety and not let them force us out of good safety habits.
     
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

  9. Its so sad. nobody goes to work,to die.
     
  10. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    In the end, no. Another person lost their life working for a company that doesn't care for them. I was just curious seeing as we've seen a run of Freight and Ground tragedies of late.
     
  11. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

  12. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Do we know if this was Ground or Express yet?
     
  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    That's FedEx for ya. Any chance to get the FedEx name out there.
     
  14. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    More than a bit.
     
  15. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    That's not unusual; ad rotation is usually decided based on browser cookie inquiries.
     
  16. xFed

    xFed New Member

    Please don't automatically blame the driver, it could very easily have been a mechanical "malfunction"...
    I don't know about the ground/HD trucks, but at express; While all sprinters and newer walk-ins (W-xxx) have actual E-brakes, The majority of W700 and W900 trucks in the express fleet do NOT have E-brakes. Most of these vehicles have a yellow diamond shaped "parking brake" pull-knob. This yellow knob is NOT an E-brake, in fact it is NOT any kind of brake at all. It is simply a secondary actuator to engage the transmission's PARK "gear". If the parking gear fails, then that heavy truck will easily roll down a hill regardless of whether or not you pulled up on that useless yellow knob. Personally, I have had a W700 parking gear fail on me 3 times in the 10 years I have worked for express, so it absolutely DOES happen.

    To be fair, one could argue that the truck should always be parked with the tire facing into a curb, or a tree,etc. (if there is no curb).. but the point is that FedEx is aware of the issue, and has decided that the cost of retrofitting the fleet with actual E-brakes is too expensive. The safety of their employees (and everyone around them) is not as important as profits...
     
  17. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Ain't that the truth.