How does ups handle driving accedents, ranging from small to large?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Drake L., Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    I am a driver for averitt and I wanted to go to ups some day when I get more experience. Package driver or feeder seasonal to get my foot in the door. How does ups handle driving mistakes, I heard they will fire you for the smallest thing but I know they have a safety point system of some kind. Could some one enlighten me on this subject?
     
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    "It's always your fault" is how it's handled, large or small.
     
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  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Not sure UPS would hire an Averitt driver ... y'all drive too aggressively.
     
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is Averitt a regional carrier? I have never heard of them.
     
  5. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    My grandmother speaks with an Irish accedent, but she's off the boat!
     
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  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    go to the nearest UPS hub or center and contact the human resource office.
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Mainly in the Mid-South and Southeast as an LTL carrier but also as an Express carrier.
    Good looking equipment and uniforms.
    I assume they are pushed to drive aggressively as almost every driver speeds and follows too close.
     
  8. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    Our trucks are governed at 65 there is no way we could drive aggressively lol, I don't at least. I've seen some crazy ass ups tractor trailer drivers on the road and I only been driving for 3 months lol
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    www.upsjobs.com
     
  10. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    We are governed at 63 but cruise control lets us hit 65 or 66 that's probably way
     
  11. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    Can we talk about my question please I was wondering how they accidents are handled at ups
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Basically you are guilty before (rarely) being found innocent.

    There is no "points system" but they do keep track.

    In my center 3 Tier 3's within a calendar year will get you a 22.3 job.
     
  13. Drake L.

    Drake L. New Member

    What are tiers and what's a 22.3 job, thank you
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It would take way too long to explain all of that to you.

    Use the search function in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
     
  15. Tiers are degrees of accidents.
    A 22.3 job you wont see for 20 years.
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Three tier 3's would get you fired in most places.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    She was taken out of service but in a rare moment of cooperation the company and union worked together to create a 22.3 just for her. No one else can bid on it and it will be dissolved when she retires. She had 20+ years of service and neither wanted to see that thrown away. Neither wanted to see her behind the wheel of a pkg car ever again.
     
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Good luck on getting a job at UPS and if you do, you will understand what I am talking about.
    UPS is very hard on accidents before and after one is hired.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    There you go @trickpony1 - UPS does care about their drivers!

    Yep, surprised the crap out of me too!