Beat up trailers..........

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 1pocket73, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. 1pocket73

    1pocket73 Member

    I have a combo job(feeder/package car)and in the mornings I run trailers back and forth for about 3-4 hours.I rarely pull the same pup twice and during my pre trips I have noticed gouges,dents,scratches...you name it.Some trailers are ancient,some old and some new.If some of these "war wounds" were never reported,could management try and place blame on me for some scratch or what not?There is also a huge gouge(8 feet long)in one of our newer 24 ft box trucks that I am pretty sure never got reported.Just curious as to how the company looks at this.Thoughts?
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Don't know, but I've never heard of those combo jobs(feeder/PC)?
     
  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Write it up on the pre-trip
    You are doing a pre-trip aren't you?
     
  4. 1pocket73

    1pocket73 Member

    It is actually called "casual feeder".
     
  5. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    I think most damage like that is done at the rail yard-don't know how they could blame you for it if there is no witness or proof of what you hit.
     
  6. 1pocket73

    1pocket73 Member

    Yes,I am very diligent in my pre-trips.Of course,when it is -20 out I cut corners and just focus on the important stuff.Not really sure how to write trailers up though.We are not a feeder center at all and have no trailer mechanics.Whenever we have major issues with trailers,we have to send them out to be serviced.
     
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    This right here. All damage happened at the rail yard.
     
  8. 1pocket73

    1pocket73 Member

    Yeah,if I dragged my sups out every morning and went through all of the damage on each trailer,I would drive them insane!
     
  9. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Keep smashing them up boys (and girls)! It keeps me employed!!
     
  10. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I wouldn't worry about it, I pull stuff like this all the time. I mean they can try to place blame on you but they have no proof, and you are telling the truth so screw them. If you really think something should be done about the trailers then write it up in the CCR when you get back to the building.
     
  11. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Take a picture with your cell phone and send it to your supe alomg with a quick text with trailer number etc before you move trailer.

    UPS rule #1 Cover Your Ass!
     
  12. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I keep going to dispatch and telling them about damage to tractors and trailers with slight damage, and they have started rolling their eyes at me, so now I have stopped telling them unless it's major
     
  13. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    OH????
     
  14. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    I reported all that seemed to be fresh and even most that seemed not-so-fresh.

    As Mace stated: "Cover Your Ass". You never know what kind of "Flavor-of-the-month" it's gonna be when you walk in.

    I tried not to be antagonistic but if THEY wanted you to follow all the rules, then, BY GOLLY, I'm gonna follow all the rules, whether I or they liked it.
     
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