i saw a package car driver today...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by City Driver, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    in my apartment complex, he turned down a dead end street which is clearly marked dead end, drove all the way down the dead end and then backed up the whole way back (not enough room to turn around)

    why would he do this? it wasnt that far to walk, and theres alot of kids that live here and the school bus had just dropped off a bunch of them 20 minutes before

    pretty dangerous if u ask me...surely this is against the methods?

    he also looked just like al bundy
  2. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    Well you are supposed to back first but as long as it wasn't a very long street I don't see anything wrong with it management might see it differently.
  3. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Was it also clearly marked that there wasn't enough room to turn around at the end?
    Maybe it was a cover driver who had never been there.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    City, if you feel this strongly about it, perhaps you should mention something to him the next time that you see him. I know you are home for a few days with your injury. As Over said, he very may have been a cover driver and was not familiar with the area and did not realize that there was not enough room to turn around at the end of the dead end. He also may not know that there are a lot of kids in that complex. Give him the benefit of the doubt.
  5. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    its not a really long street at all, but its not short either, he probably had to back the length of a football field, and u can clearly see that there is no room to turn around

    why dont UPS package cars have the mirror mounted on the back like DHL trucks have (had?) that allow u to see behind the truck somewhat

    and i hope yall dont think im gonna report this guy, im not mad at him, he wasnt driving wrecklessly or anything i just think the safer option would be to walk or wheel the packages there
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Either a rookie or he didn't memorize the 10 keys to backing.
  8. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    lol oh i didnt know that....is it a color monitor? can u actually see pretty good while backing? i honestly had no idea, that changes the whole scenario then...i figured he just couldnt see at all and was pretty much backing and praying

    nobodys perfect, ive been caught up in dead ends but its much worse with a tractor trailer
  9. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    It doesnt really change everything you still have blind spots and you cant keep your eyes on the monitor and mirrors at the same time..
    300 feet though? thats a pretty substantial backing in any vehicle
  10. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    i agree

    but the fact that there is a camera makes it alot less serious in my opinion, i honestly didnt know that
  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    is it a color monitor? Actually a 19 inch LCD. I watch DVD's on my breaks.
  12. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    ive never worked for UPS so i have no idea if u are joking or not
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    A dusty Black and White monitor with about a 5 inch screen. Comes in handy at times.
  14. partykid

    partykid New Member

    that black and white moniter also helps you not "Shake" a whole building when backing in a dock..LOL
  15. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    That would be sweet. lol. The hell with a pay increase in the next contracts, I'm gonna push for 19" flat screen monitor/dvd players and longer length booty shirts.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    We are taught to back first so if the delivery was at the end of the street, Al would still have to back down the dead end street the whole way. He might have thought he could turn in a driveway and turn around again. I wouldn't make a big deal out of it. Safety is a top priority so I'm sure he was careful in that situation.
  17. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    that made me laugh hard:happy-very:

    he really did look like al bundy

    by the way hef, i dont plan on making a big deal out of it....like i said i never intended to report him or anything like that, id hate to see anybody get in trouble especially in these times

    all i said was i think there was a safer way of doing it, and most likely he was a cover driver or something and will know next time not to go down that street
  18. stevetheupsguy

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    His name is brownmonster, what do you think?:wink2:[​IMG]
  19. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    This driver might have been looking for sales leads on dead end streets...Our Center Manager said every driver had to turn one in tonight...
  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    How fitting. Most of the leads turn into dead ends.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009