Blizzard warning issued

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stuck in the brown cult, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Does anyone know what UPS's policy is reguarding driving in a blizzard? I'm guessing its a case by case determination depending not on safety but the need of the company on that specific day.
  2. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    we drive in blizzard conditions frequently. be a good scout and "Be Prepared"

    cell phone, CB, water, food, blanket, flashlight, gloves , maps. etc etc etc. if your road gets shut down the HP or road crews will give you alternate routes. be sure to call Hub and keep them updated.

    i love blizzard conditions. breaks the monotony.
  3. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I'll take the monotony over driving in a blizzard.
  4. Justaname

    Justaname Member

    Only one time has our center been shutdown for weather since I've been there 5 years and guess who they forgot to call? I showed up, door was locked, so I went home. I wasn't to depressed about a snow day though.
  5. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    If you feel it's unsafe to shut the truck off due to wipers freezing up,by all means screw telematics and stay safe.
    I've had days where if I shut the truck off the wipers freeze on the ice buildup.
    Keep your center informed.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I'll take monotony over crapping myself in sheer terror.
  7. They wont shut it down until its too late! safety first....yeah riiiiight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I don't have a problem delivering in heavy snow. The problem I have is the 54 mile ride I have to get home after work trying to avoid all the a-holes that can't drive on a normal day but decide to go out driving in a snow storm.
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I think other than the highways being shut down we run. Hell sometimes with them shut down. Few years back 23 inches we went to work that day in the heart of it. Delivered 6 stops came back in. Next day after it finished we ran air only. I delivered 4 stops and came back.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    What exactly is a blizzard?
    I thought this was about the Dairy Queen dessert but it appears not.
  11. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    what's a Dairy Queen??? thought they were all shut down..
  12. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Not in the South ... in fact, it is a food group.
  14. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    Depends on the region. Where you're at it's two inches of snow (that'll shut down the area, right? Heard Georgians can't handle that much snow!)
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yep my brother lives in Nashville he says its amazing 2-3 inches will close the whole city down!!!
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You need to get out more.
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    As long as it is not snowing!
  18. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    There is no policy regarding blizzards. I drove in an awful blizzard last Wednesday. I got stuck behind a line of trucks--on a hill--for three hours. I ended up running out of hours on the return trip and had to shut it down and wait for a ride home. I waited over three hours. By the time I clocked out, I ended being on the clock for 18 and 3/4 hours. One other driver had it worse. He ended up being on the clock for 23 hours.

    That's your blizzard policy.
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Don't forget the pooping.
  20. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Dairy Queens in the NW! Anywho, One year we had 16 inches over night (I know that's light for a lot of you guys but we have equipment meant to handle 3-7 inches overnight. Either way, it was declared a state emergency. The mayor and then the Governor came on T.V. and said to stay home unless it's an emergency. Even the police departments weren't going to patrol that day. Yeah...we worked. I think the winner that day was 36 stops. Everyone else spent most of the day shoveling themselves out on flat roads. Amazing. That particular District Manager got "reassigned" after the new year.