Dolly/Handcart lock cut

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mr Shifter, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    I've had two locks cut recently. How should I go about being compensated. I'm grieving. :/
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Where was your dolly at the time the locks were cut? Who cut the locks?
     
  3. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Both times they were locked at the designated area we have set up for storage.

    Supervisors cut the locks of whatever dolly they feel when they need one. A lot of times it's drivers as there are bolt cutters on the wall near the storage area.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is there a way that you can secure the dolly in your pkg car?
     
  5. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member


    No I work at a very large center and the routes are usually bricked out and you might not get the same truck.
     
  6. FeeDerp

    FeeDerp Member

    Hmm.

    If you have the cut locks I'd definitely seek out reimbursement especially if they were allowed to be locked in a designated area.

    Funny story, at a previous job some of the drivers had their own pallet jacks, and sups would cut the locks and give them to drivers who absolutely needed one (they didn't want to buy more).

    One guy locked his up again and was told to remove the lock so he cut the guardrail it was locked to in the building and slid off the lock and went on his way lol. Alot of yelling after that but since each party had something cut/damaged, nothing ever came of it.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did you go on road without a dolly/hand cart?

    If your pkg car is bricked out where do you keep the dolly while driving to your first stop?
     
  8. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member


    When I was a new driver yes but not for a few years.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Put a lock on the bolt cutters.
     
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  10. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member


    I'm so flustered I can't sleep.
     
  11. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You may be SOL unless you have permission to lock your dolly.

    They belong to UPS and if you did not get permission to lock it up, you may be out 2 locks.

    Where I am, the dollies go with the package car, not the driver. One dolly for every package car.
     
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  12. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I've cut locks myself. I'll be danged that you lock up a dolly and not come to work one day while I work and don't have one.
     
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  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    It's not your handcart to lock up. It's UPS's. They are just reclaiming their property. The same as you putting a Club on your neighbor's Ferrari's steering wheel and :censored2: because he stole "your" Ferrari.
     
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  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Had a PM Air driver lock up his dolly in the package car he likes to use and go on vacation for two weeks.
     
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    In my center they stopped allowing drivers to lock their handcarts. They announced it then started cutting locks.
     
  16. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Are all dollies kept in that container on the side of the building still? Or do some drivers still lock them to the handrails leading up to the locker rooms? If another driver cut your locks, you can't file a grievance against another employee, and unless you saw management actually cut it, I think you are SOL. Dolly? dolly? You don't need no stinkin' dolly, man. lol. The area I had was about 75% residential and I never used a dolly, but a lot of drivers back then used to just seat belt their dollies to the jumpseat. Course we kept pour own cars back then and people didn't just take stuff from you either.
     
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Around his neck
    Quit being a dick
    For a change
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    A long time ago some drivers would buy their own handcarts that were better than the ones UPS provided. They would lock them up. Eventually UPS said none could be locked which eliminated any drivers wanting to buy their own. The UPS handcarts are a lot better now anyway. Free too.
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    So why is this center have a shortage of 2 wheel carts? Hasn't anyone filed to force management to provide enough of them? Contractually they are obligated to provide all tools needed for the drivers to do the job--------------or has that clause been eliminated too?
     
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Look under the belt. Lots of handcarts under there.