backing in res driveways

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownman15, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    just wondering if this is happening elsewhere. received a message this past week that we are no longer to back into residential driveways without center managers approval. then Friday there was a form that they wanted signed stating this.
     
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Not here, yet. Wonder what you are supposed to do on a dead end street and have to use the driveway to turn around?
     
  3. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    Haven't heard of this in Maine yet. I have some roads that are to narrow to pull over on and the driveway is the only safe place.
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Pull into the resi driveway head first and then back out onto street?
     
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Good point. Beats backing in any day!
     
  6. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Back first!
     
  7. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    Precisely! We had 2 drivers disciplined due to this. 1 got onto an accident, the other did it while he was being observed by the center manager.
     
  8. ladybrown

    ladybrown New Member

    What, are we supposed to call them first, each time we need to back in to a driveway to turn around? Wouldn't surprise me!
     
  9. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    One of the stupider management ideas !!

    When on the road, a driver will usually back into the consignee's driveway if he has to turn around. There is no choice. Sometimes their driveway is not big enough, so I may use another driveway (ONLY ONE IVE DELIVERED TO BEFORE) and get it turned around only using 10 feet or so of it.

    I can see where issues arise that management wouldn't want us to back in. But how much have we been preached to about saving gas and turning off the engine. We take right turns only to save gas but if you can't turn around you have to drive around a half-mile block to get back into your delivery path.

    I don't think so. Just be safe and make the smartest moves out there !!
     
  10. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I'll tell you what; Unless I'm pulling my TP60, I always back in and turn around using a resi driveway. If I'm not allowed to do this, my miles will greatly increase. I have a couple of huge neighborhoods that have long streets with cul de sacs at the end. Would hate to have to drive the whole distance, but if push comes to shove.

    I have some people on my route, well, one really, that don't want me to drive on their driveway. I respect their wishes and stay out, other than that, no problems.

    Some guys in my center have been charged with accidents for using resi driveways and leaving oil stains or cracking concrete.
     
  11. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    DAMN

    I forgot about 1/4 mile driveways !!!

    Just a stupid idea. Another flavor of the month from UPS suits.:rolleyes2:
     
  12. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    yes that what we told 2 do. work as directed was center manager reply
     
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I'd like to see how they will enforce this on a rural rte when most of the driveways are at least 100 yds long and many are much longer than that. Talk about being over-allowed.
     
  14. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Ah who needs reverse anyways,leave yourself an out every time.
    Back down every dead end street.
    Give stevetheupsguy a letter
     
  15. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Unfortunatly there is gps and sensors to tell how long you backed.
     
  16. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    we were told if they have turnaround were u dont have 2 back you can use their driveway. this is for the country guys that have 1/4 to 1/2 driveway that have circle drives
     
  17. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    yes there are they are in the process of putting the sensors in now along with cameras
     
  18. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    LOL Yes I will call the center when they issue company cell phones. In the meantime I will send a message via the DIAD.I am paid by the hour Cha Ching!!!!
    BTW welcome to the Brown Cafe Ladybrown
     
  19. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Here's the way my on road supe looked at me, when I asked him about telemetrix, (sensors in pkg cars).[​IMG]
     
  20. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I have the same situation here. Narrow roads, two way traffic, what's a poor driver to do?
    BTW, this isn't a driveway