Boxline Breakdowns and Accidents

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    To My Fellow UPS Workers,

    The purpose of this discussion thread is not to gripe or complain about conditions at UPS, management, the Union or for that matter anything at all about UPS. The sole purpose of this discussion thread is to discuss the following work-related issue with other employees as an initial step in engaging in some concerted activity to bring this issue up to the company as a group.

    It is my hope that by addressing this issue in concert we not only be working for our own mutual aid, protection and improved working conditions, but we will be working for the benefit of any and all coworkers that may have been adversely affected by this issue.

    The topic of this discussion is boxline breakdowns and accidents.

    Anyone have any experiences with the boxlines falling apart, breaking or any accidents associated with them that they would like to share?

    Sincerely,
    I
     
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  2. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    I HATE UPS AND IT SUCKS, AND EVERYTHING AROUND THE BUILDING SUCKS, AND THE MANAGEMENT SUCKS, AND THE UNION SUCKS, TOO!!!

    IT ALL SUCKS!

    I'M CALLING OSHA!
     
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  3. Yup
     
  4. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    FilingBluesFL,

    And the Boxline topic?

    Sincerely,
    I
     
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  5. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Mr. Bojangles,

    ?

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  6. What's your question?
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    Do you have any experiences with the boxlines falling apart, breaking or any accidents associated with them that you would like to share?
     
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  8. Yup
     
  9. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Mr. Bojangles,

    I cannot waste my time.

    I have placed you on my ignore list.

    Sincerely,
    I
     
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  10. Okay then
     
  11. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Brownslave688,

    It is a routine occurence in my area for the boxline to:

    Jump the track.

    Break a shear pin.

    Have the chain fall off.

    Have packages get jammed

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  12. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    See Bo what happens when you run your mouth...BOOM! on ignore. I have some Ambien if that will help you sleep better.
     
  13. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    We don't have boxlines but our belt broke at the staples once. They fixed it that day while all the drivers were out. The rollers on the other hand are dented and oval in shape and I can certainly see someone getting hurt by them one of these days.
     
  14. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    The box lines sqeek from time to time, and one of the wheels on the box lines flops around
    Sincerely
    Turdferguson

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  15. I appreciate the help you are offering. I'll hang in there though. Integrity can take his ball and go home.
     
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  16. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    turdferguson,

    How long have you worked on a boxline?

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  17. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I- the purpose of this post is to ask the following questions:

    Does the box line end up back on the track?

    Does the shear pin get replaced?

    Does the chain get put back on?

    Does the jam get "broken"?

    Sincerely,
    W
     
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  18. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Dang, 'yup' is all it takes?

    Sign me up.

    Yup!!
     
  19. You and me buddy just started a revolution.
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Can I request to be added?
     
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