Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scratch, Nov 21, 2013.
Stolen FedEx truck crashes in North Philadelphia | 6abc.com
This is why FedEx drivers need to start turning their trucks off when not in them.
Since they are sub contractors, I doubt that it can be mandated that they turn off their vehicles. I am surprised it hadn't happened long before now.
This is also why we have all of the rules that we do.
Or, common sense should rule. You wouldn't want to leave the car running in the middle of the hood. (Which most of philly is)
Seriously, you'd think they'd take their keys with them or at least turn off the truck...but I'm sure they'll continue leaving them running unattended.
Yup, the other day I saw a FDX Ground guy at a mall that left his truck in the parking lot running. Who knows how long he was gone for. Not exactly a fast DR though. I know they don't have rules like us but you would think a little common sense would kick in. Makes a bad image for those fedex guys that do go out there and work hard, smart and safe.
Yeah, leaving your truck running is stupid.
With that said, regarding the difference in how we operate vs FedEx, I sometimes wonder how we compete with them. The rules we have to abide by slow us down considerably. FedEx drivers are able to do their jobs so casually it's amazing. I see them not only keep their truck running but I see them with headphones on, backing a million times a day, and so much more. Never mind that they are dressed much more comfortably.
What's the average hourly rate for a fedex driver?
Two double cheeseburgers per hour.
wow! they're living large... lol
West Philadelphia, born and raised. On a playground is where I spent most of my days.
The FedEx Express guy on my route had a roll away and the truck took out part of a chain link fence, ramped up about 3 fence posts, and came to a rest barely denting the side of a metal building. The reason why? Parking brake failure.
The kicker was that the truck was an automatic.
Why do you think it's left running?
Leave it in D, yank on the hand brake, and GO GO GO! Get back in, and all ya gotta do is hammer down that hand brake!
Most of our sub contractors around here are Eastern Europeans...
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