How many accidents can you have to become a driver?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by uber, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

    How many accidents can you have in a year to still be eligible to be a driver in the Western Region? Or is it the same in every region?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you talking about in your personal vehicle? You have to have a clean driving record for 3 years---this means no moving violations. Accidents do not factor in unless you are cited for a moving violation.
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Don't rub a telephone pole in a brown truck. Just sayin'. :winks:
  4. uber

    uber Guest

    Clean record for 3 years? Thats not the case out here in the West. I know for a fact thats not the case.
  5. uber

    uber Guest

    Its late, I'm tired. Actually I meant moving violations, not accidents.

    I know you don't have to have a clean record for 3 years to get a driving position out here in the West.
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    They make the rules, and they break the rules. Just remember that.
  7. uber

    uber Guest

    1 speeding ticket eliminates you from driving for UPS for 3 years? I call BS on that one.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our center manager posted a bid for a FT cover driver. The most senior casual signed it and was initially awarded the bid but has since lost the bid when it was learned that his driving record was not clean for 3 years (it was 2 years, 8 months since his last violation) so the bid was given to the next senior casual.
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I went over a more senior kid on preload to get my FT bid. Why? Because of one speeding ticket. Yes. It can happen.
  10. uber

    uber Guest

    I'm hearing so much different stuff. I've heard no more than 3 in a year period. I've heard no more than 3 in a five year period. Now I'm hearing you can't even have 1?
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I'd say it depends on the situation, the person, and the center manager.
  12. uber

    uber Guest

    Can't find anything about it in the contract.
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I could be wrong, and often am, but I don't believe that is negotiated. I think it's a company policy. Ask your HR rep. They should know the rules for your specific area.
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Not sure we would want people operating our vehicles that get nailed for speeding 3 times a year.
  15. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Talk to you Steward or Business Agent. You are far better off getting the information you need from someone that is close to you. We already know that every region, even every center has different practices. This is going to boil down to past practices.
  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member


    .......then how come every pkg car I see is going "balls to the wall"?

    OVERBOARD Active Member



    .......then how come every pkg car I see is going "balls to the wall"?[/QUOTE].

    Not mine you don't.
  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    No, that is not a telephone pole in my pocket. Why do you ask? :yesssmileyf:
  19. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    3 years without a moving violation. I could not get Saturday Air until I passed this period, which happened last year.
  20. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    A lot of that is appearance and the sound of the vehicle. I have had people yell at me in a residential when I was doing exactly the speed limit. The big truck and the noise seem to make people immediately jump to conclusions.

    As to driving record, I got dinged for an illegal turn, and it was no problem. It actually happened a few days before my interview. She was asking me about violations, so I told her, and told her I had the ticket in my car. She looked at it, I explained the situation, and that was the last I heard of it.

    For those that care, I was making a right hand turn at an intersection with a turn lane. Instead of hugging the curb and proceeding into the out lane, I swung it into the interior lane. While it was true to the letter of the law, the ticket was still bogus imo. A cop would sit just right down the street, and bust people all day for that specific violation. Quota filling I assume.