FED EX Driver killed today

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by 2HourDriver, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. 2HourDriver

    2HourDriver New Member

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  2. FedEx GT

    FedEx GT Active Member

    Seat belt or not rollover in these step vans would probably be certain death, sprinter/cargo van maybe a chance. That is unfortunate news, prayers go out to their family. Makes you wonder what happened to drive off the other side of an embankment.
     
  3. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Come on, Gt you know why this stuff happens. Flat rate.
     
  4. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Unfortunate as this incident is. They are rushing to get home because of piece rate or whatever you guys call it.
     
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    We have guys who make 34 bucks an hour who cut corners. It happens everywhere in every job.
     
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  6. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Yes method of payment is why this driver didn't wear a seatbelt. Easily one of the dumbest things I've read on this board.
     
  7. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Horrible. There is never a reason to not wear your seat belt.

    Be safe out there, people.
     
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    That's too bad. She may have been avoiding a deer. RIP driver.
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    She may have been reading a text message.
     
  10. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Or posting on a social media site.
     
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  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    No seatbelt??
     
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  12. FedEx GT

    FedEx GT Active Member

    Keep reaching, buddy.
    Rushing to get home at 1:20 pm huh?? I would work for someone for piece rate if I was rushing home at 1:20. That would equate to at least $30 an hour, would be just fine by me for a part time job.
     
  13. dvalleyjim

    dvalleyjim Member


    I hate to hear this. Dying at work. Please always wear a seat belt. Fasten it after every stop. Especially Ground drivers. Nobody at our term does. I always do. Funny, it was my driver that started me wearing a seat belt and closing the bulk head door. He said "be professional boss" I tell you in the ground business drivers make you or break you!