Extreme early Christmas shopping

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scratch, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    This is why FedEx drivers need to start turning their trucks off when not in them.
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    This is also why we have all of the rules that we do.
  5. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    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)
  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    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.
  7. Maple85

    Maple85 Member

    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.
  8. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    What's the average hourly rate for a fedex driver?
  10. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

  11. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    Two double cheeseburgers per hour.
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    wow! they're living large... lol
  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    West Philadelphia, born and raised. On a playground is where I spent most of my days.
  14. ladmeih

    ladmeih Member

    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.
  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

  16. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    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...
  17. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    That's scary