Flat tires on route

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by OrioN, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Gah, i've had 4 of em in the past month! Gravel~dirt roads in farm country sure takes its toll on the tires. I dont have a spare, but got a plug kit and a portable tire inflator in my box o tricks...

    sure, i also got my AAA card & contact info for my subcontractor and local fedex mechanic but that means waiting for up to 2 hours to get to me.

    Is there a way to code out my scanner when i break down so it won't count towards my on duty hours?

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  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    There is at Express, a 25. But you're Ground aren't you?
     
  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

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  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I'd slow down.
     
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  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    FINALLY a good place for that gif. Lol.
     
  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    What are the odds
     
  7. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Err, im not paid by the hour like express or ups. My average SPORH is 10~12. Any slower & i have to change my name to "turtle" [​IMG]

    Fedex HD... no rush to get there, even if the orion trace has me going to a business closed after hours...next day, ill break trace to make service & say " sorry, this parcel should have went to Ground! "

    Sure, we're getting rid of the HD logo doggie and labeling, but for now ill use this excuse

    My crappy made in china harbor freight tire inflator will get me up to 45~50 psi, then ill use my area knowledge of customers who have garages with bigger compressors to top it up to 70~80 psi...
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Or buy better tires.
     
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  9. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    No.
     
  10. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    25 is change vehicle and as far as I know a breakdown still counts towards on duty time.
     
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    You are correct. It counts as on duty time but against SPH. I was wrong about the number. 24 is vehicle out of service and 25 is vehicle back in service. Don't remember what change vehicle code is.
     
  12. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    Change vehicle is 25 like Makaveli said. I had to change a vehicle multiple times a day many days when I was a swing.
     
  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It's been a while for me, thank God. What are the vehicle out of service and return to service codes then?
     
  14. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    Now those I don't recall. In the 20's somewhere I'm sure lol.
     
  15. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Nice avatar.......
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Crazy ass Busey kind of growing on me, but just wait till I change it.;)
     
  17. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Sounds to me like the OP simply is not getting the BIG PICTURE, or he'd be avoiding all these nails and screws and what-not on the hi-ways 'n bi-ways he travels.
    Obviously he is not practicing GOAL, EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE, NOTAM, TWEEDLE, FART, NAACP, and KANKLE.

    Good thing he's not Express or he'd be treading dangerously close to OLCC territory. :sad:
     
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    time to replace tires. once tires get to the point where gravel is causing these problems, the tire might make an ok spare. My experience is that even at 5/32, driving on gravel becomes a "roll of the dice".
     
  19. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    24 is vehicle out of service, 25 is change vehicle, and don't forget the code 40 for each vehicle.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Slow down.