Back first policy.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Packmule, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Well flavor of the month here is their new back first policy with a 100 feet rule. Meaning, after stop, you must drive forward 100 feet before executing a turnaround procedure that includes a back. No exceptions.
    This means turnaround first when necessary and walk across street instead of working to the right.
    Translated, this means doubling walk distances, and doing so in every kind of weather. Translated this means walking across snow packed street instead of stepping off onto dry shoveled sidewalks.
    3 months ago I was out for a week with a bruised knee from falling on the ice. This week we have another guy out with a serious head injury from falling on ice.
    Why is it so difficult for management to allow drivers just a little bit of discretion? This one is gonna bite em in the butt!
     
  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    So, if someone comes and parks in front of you, will they still want you drive forward 100 feet?
     
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I thought it was 500'.


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  4. 500 feet...or Its a back first exception....bs yes
     
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  5. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    I guess.
     
  6. sryno

    sryno TGIF@1845

    What Kinda Punch are they drinking????? Retarded People I swear is what they are hiring for management and upper level exec positions..
     
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  7. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Just when you think they can't get any dumber the will prove you wrong.
     
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  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Pardon my dumbness here, but isn't this parallel to Leaving Yourself An Out? I always leave myself so that I can pull right out of a situation, even if it means having to walk twice the distance. It's not worth the risk otherwise.
     
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  9. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    It's been around for awhile.

    This company has nothing better to do than find ways to screw with drivers instead of spending that time and effort in putting Fed-Ex and Amazon into the ground.

    Guaranteed some douche in Atlanta will dream up a new sensor this weekend to measure an unimportant metric while downing a few Smirnoff Ices
     
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  10. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    If I drive 20 feet to the safest turnaround I did leave myself an out. And like I said, safety includes the walk as much as the drive.
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    They removed reverse from our trucks.
     
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  12. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    That was just you. Your always backing into someone.
     
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  13. QKRSTKR

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    Cause they are still mad they took Zima off the shelf.
     
  14. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Who gives a f about there back first policy when they just can fire 250 drivers at drop of a hat and ibt says nothing Tomorrow they can say you didn't back first and your fired. Too bad. This is what it has become. :madashell:
     
  15. Turtle17

    Turtle17 New Member

    Don't back. Park like the mailman/woman and walk your stops off!!!! Management will wounder what your doing??? Your will smile inside and reply "can't back soooooo I am doing what is best for me and the management team!!!! Have a good day!!!


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  16. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    You just need to drive a couple hundred feet after the delivery before turning around, so I still park on the side of the road I want, then drive down the street & turn around after enough distance. It's annoying but if they want to pay me the extra hours, I'm good with that.
     
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  17. Mack Grant

    Mack Grant Active Member

    Things like this you have to take in stride. Back when it's safe to do so but also understand their point of view. At the end of the day your the driver and are responsible for the operation of the vehicle.
     
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  18. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    It blows my mind how they come up with ridiculous definitions for things. To me, backing first is when you put the truck in "R" instead of "D" after starting the engine. I guess there is the right way, the wrong way, and the UPS way.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Who ever came up with this one sure didn't talk with the ORION team.
     
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  20. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times