Delivering in the snow

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BLACKBOX, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Does anyone here uses those "Yak Traks"? Last Winter I slipped and fell hard at a resi delivery and the guy says "buy one of those metal spikes you can slip over your work shoe!" Since I've used it I can run up someones icy driveway and back down, no problem. This works even better when the ice is packed down.
     
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Wonder how well they would work in mud! LOL
     
  3. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Our center manager buys them for us every season.
     
  4. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    What's snow?:happy-very:
     
  5. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    They are OK, but don't last too long. Also they are very slippery on tile floors and inside the package car. I bought a pair two years ago and they lasted 3 days. I took them off and 6 stops later I broke my ankle. The rest is history.
     
  6. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    They do work VERY well in outside winter conditions.

    They do tend to be slippery on smooth surfaces including the inside of the package car. The safety committee passed them out 4-5 years ago, but apparently they can't be afforded now. With this coming week in the snow and ice, I would love to give my helper a pair for his boots
     
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I thoguht about buying some but figured I wouldnt get my moneis worth out of them.
     
  8. pappy234

    pappy234 New Member

    Last year when i was doing driver helper, the ice was real bad. Luckily the driver I was with was also so the union steward not that it mattered but he got me a pair and they worked real good but, they were slippery in the truck. Don't know how long they would last, I think I used them for like 2 days.
     
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My center has passed them out every year for the past 4. They just got their box for this year last week. Probably pass them out this week.

    I wear them for resis, but not businesses.

    TB
     
  10. reydluap

    reydluap Active Member

  11. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Can't imagine delivering in this stuff.
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I use mine for ice fishing all the time-------thanks UPS:peaceful: