Driving in the snow.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rolling Brown Out, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Rolling Brown Out

    Rolling Brown Out New Member

    This is my first winter driving in the snow as a UPS driver. What tips do y'all have to offer?
     
  2. Geo926

    Geo926 Active Member

    Drive fast and take chances!
     
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  3. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    It's just a box. Go slow make dough. Production is gone due to weather
     
  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    As others have added...Go fast as all heck...take lots of chances!
     
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  5. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Don't needlessly spin the rear wheels until you reach pavement with grip. You will wreck the differential.
     
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    What does it wreck when I'm lazy and instead of apply the brake hard and stopping 100% I throw it in park at a slow coast and it goes : gerrerrrreererrrrrrrrrre stop.
     
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  8. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    My sanity.
     
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  9. After several over allowed snowy/icy days in a row, questioned by OC sup or center manager about it. Standard answer, "Sorry, but I had to adjust to changing conditions".
     
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  10. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    if the driveway is on a hill you're good to go
     
  11. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Call in.
     
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  12. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    I said the same thing. Had a rider that day.
     
  13. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    make service at all costs. ( smirk )

    any manager that gives you a hard time for being safe and using the methods during the snow season should not be listened to.

    tell them i told you so. i didnt listen for 25 years and retired alive.
     
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  14. Emergency conditions.
     
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  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Slow down. Also, go to an empty parking lot and do donuts, hitting the brakes hard, so you can get a feel for how the truck reacts so you'll know how to respond.
     
  16. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    1) Don't take chances.

    2) You will be amazed on how differently a full truck drives and an empty one.
     
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  17. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Perfect your tire boobies technique.
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  18. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Fancy!
     
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  20. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    That looks like a crop circle in the snow.