Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by retired2000, May 27, 2013.

  1. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    What is up with this flag on the back brace on the PC that says safety?
  2. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    No clue what you mean
  3. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    In some areas "hit while parked" accidents were addressed by enhancing visibility. So some corporate safety brain came up with a flag to attach to the package cars. This actually had zero impact on reducing "hit while parked" accidents.
  4. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    You mean this flag which greatly improves our visibility?
  5. 1000RR

    1000RR Member

    I'm sorry but if they can't see a big brown truck how they hell are they going to notice a small orange flag on the back of the big brown truck????
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Good aim. Hit the target square.
  7. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    Gee, you think that the driver was charged with an accident because they didnt hang the flag the way that some corporate IE guy said to and was paid a massive bonus for??????? And UPS gripes about OUR wages!
  8. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    The PCM that is in our area has the flag on the drivers side, not the passengers. Must make a difference. I think it looks stupid!
  9. Nazzrath

    Nazzrath Member

    Word is that our Safety Division Manager wants to put Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-flailing Tubemen on our bumpers to cut down on hit while parked, and to scare off would be robbers.

    Wacky UPS.jpg
    Wacky UPS.jpg
  10. quamba 638

    quamba 638 Member

    That's the first solid choice I've ever heard coming from a manager!

  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We used those for a while and, yes, they were supposed to be placed on the driver's side and were in response to hit while parked accidents. As with any other "flavor of the month" they are no longer being used---the new thing is intersection safety (following distance, clearing the intersection, putting the vehicle in park and applying the hand brake).