How to fight a rollaway accident

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by ThefedexCourier, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. ThefedexCourier

    ThefedexCourier New Member

    I got into a roll away accident with an electric truck double parked on a hill due to the truck's emergency brake failure. When I stepped out of the truck and ran across the street to do a pick-up, the trucked started to roll down the hill. When I got suspended, they did an investigation on the truck thru a third party. The third party truck investigator reports came back that emergency brakes was fine and the report said the emergency brakes is fine when the truck is parked on a hill. My manager also did a test of the emergency brakes and he said the brakes held up on a hill. Now my manager said that i should of turned my wheels, which I didn't know i was supposed to curb the wheels even if I double parked. This will be my 3rd warning letter and I don't want to lose my job because of the faulty truck caused the 3rd letter. Please help me on what should I do.
     
  2. dupa

    dupa On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation.

    Would you like fries with your hamburger
     
  3. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Lol a warning letter for a roll away? Yeah that's termination they don't even need to give you a warning letter.

    Also maybe you shouldn't have done whatever you did to get the past 2 letters
     
  4. ThefedexCourier

    ThefedexCourier New Member

    i had the emergency brakes on
     
  5. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Welcome to the BC and best of luck to you in your new job search, TheExfedexCourier.
     
  6. ThefedexCourier

    ThefedexCourier New Member

  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Were you provided training on how to safely park an electric vehicle? If not, bring that up in your GFT.
     
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It's not that difficult to get warning letters anymore. At my station they hand them out like candy.
     
  9. ThefedexCourier

    ThefedexCourier New Member

    i never got trained on the electric vehicle. other couriers in my station had training when they got the electric vehicles
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    That right there might help you win your GFT. Because obviously they thought it was important enough to provide training to SOME couriers. Why didn't you get it?
     
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    And bring that video to the GFT.
     
  12. ThefedexCourier

    ThefedexCourier New Member

    the truck was given to me because they pulled all certain diesel trucks because of the greenhouse e-mission laws and that electric truck belong to a driver in my loop that transfered. so my manager assigned it to me with no proper training. another courier had to give me the quick 5 min training
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    You should at least been trained enough to know you should turn your wheels into the curb on a hill (true for all types of vehicles, not just electric).
     
  14. ThefedexCourier

    ThefedexCourier New Member

    i cannot use that video because on my suspension letter it said i am not suppose to contact any fedex employee
     
  15. ThefedexCourier

    ThefedexCourier New Member

    i was never told about turning my wheels while double parked on a hill till my manager told me it was in the dmv handbook
     
  16. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    How would they know whether you contacted them or not? Is that person in the video?
     
  17. ThefedexCourier

    ThefedexCourier New Member

  18. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You're not going to win this one. I've never heard of a termination due to a rollaway being overturned. I guess it doesn't hurt to try a GFT if you really want to keep your job. Just don't get your hopes up. The best thing for you to do otherwise is take that video to a good attorney and fight for unemployment benefits.
     
  19. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he got terminated for getting a third letter. Not for a runaway vehicle. Seems to me as if that isn't quite the same thing.
     
  20. ThefedexCourier

    ThefedexCourier New Member

    the truck has a to have a mechanical failure due to the ebrakes not holding the truck parked on a hill. its a new truck also so it shouldnt have happened at all