I'm guessing the keys were in it,lol.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by thedownhillEXPRESS, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

  2. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    The comments say it was a Ground truck.
     
  3. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    well this guy's out of a job - on multiple counts.

    gotta love how everyone is relieved that no harm or delay came to the freight....How's the driver? - "oh who cares as long as my package got to me undamaged and on time!"
     
  4. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    I work night sometimes, and a Ground driver would leave his truck ideling when he was doing deliveries in my neighborhood, until one day his keys ended up in the storm drain
     
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Why in the world would anyone leave their truck running? It's not your truck, who cares how many times the starter motor has to crank?
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If your Boss, Boris Badenoff, says to keep it running because the starter is weak or there's some other reason not to shut it down, you probably do as you're told. Ground is a haphazard, unsafe operation based on cutting costs to the bone.
     
  7. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Funny, we just did truck inspections and only 3 of 70+ vehicles failed... Damn those ISPs for thumping their marker lights with a stick so they come back on instead of immediately replacing them.
     
  8. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Safe to say you're not a fan of Ground, right?


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  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Correct.
     
  10. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    BS on that one. I think if I looked at 70 ground trucks 90% would not pass inspection. On the leaving the trucks running deal, I've asked all the ground guys in my area and all of them look sheepish and embarrassed when I ask. All of them, this is three mind you, say their contractors tell them to. Too save the starter. Most retarded thing I've ever heard. Gas is still cheap at least right.
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Agreed.
     
  12. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Feel free to pull the roadside inspection info and prove your 90% bs. I'll do it for you...

    http://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/query.as...napshot&query_param=USDOT&query_string=265752

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  13. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

  14. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    On another note I was talking about courier trucks. Not rigs. The only time your trucks get pulled are for speeding and leaving the keys in it and it gets stolen. What now?
     
  15. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree more. But that's contradictory to what the general consensus is on the board. Seems to be an emphasis on grounds FMCSA scores around here.

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  16. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    And what exactly do you "see" wrong with the trucks around you? What is illegal that you "see" as you drive by them?

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  17. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I was exaggerating a little. My serious opinion from what I see? 30% . lights out for weeks. Bald ass tires. Exhaust smoking like a chimney about to blow. If I stop drinking I'll think of some more. But, like I said this is not a reflection on you. I always said you're honest right? I think you're as straight with you stuff as possible. You're the only contractor that routinely corrects Sammy boy. This says a lot.
     
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Odd. Stxfg and I generally agree about most things. What does he correct me on? Or are you exaggerating again?
     
  19. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Corrects you all the time, you just don't notice I guess Sam. I won't spend my time digging up your old posts. I don't care that much. He has though. The others do not. Like you say generally agree. He will correct you when you're wrong.
     
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    if you mean he and I differ in opinion, yeah probably. That's to be expected. I don't see that as "correcting" me.