Just a friendly reminder - drive the speed limit, don't go above.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by l22, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. l22

    l22 Active Member

    I saw a coworker going about 15 mph above the speed limit when they were doing their route and also blast through a Stop sign. Just want to tell everyone out there, slow down. Don't drive above the posted speed limits, fully stop at every stop sign, and use the proper methods. No need to hustle out there. If a manager has questions, request a checkride and also request that they show you how to run your route better. SLOW DOWN
  2. l22

    l22 Active Member

    Also, no running.
  3. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    ....and no being a silly dilly
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did you pull the offending driver aside to express your concerns?
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  5. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Great point, Upstate. Sometimes on a deserted, straight road I hit the gas strongly for about 15 seconds or so. Since my living depends on having my driver's license, I try to be careful not to do too many silly things.
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My point was if you don't feel comfortable bringing your concerns to your mgt team then you should at least pull the guy aside and tell him to slow his ass down.
  7. andrsnbkj

    andrsnbkj Member

    Take your breaks and lunch too
  8. l22

    l22 Active Member

    How many couriers do you think work through lunch on a regular basis? Definitely a few at the very least
  9. l22

    l22 Active Member

    I'm not going to bring them to my mgt team because they wouldn't do much other than maybe raise his goal if they feel inclined to. I spoke with him and he just said, 'how am I supposed to not have lates then?' I told him, lates happen and it looks like your on-road goal/stops-per-hour/all that bs needs to be lowered. His response was something along the lines of 'but I don't want a checkride.' ...

    No one should be afraid to have a checkride. Every time you're on the road alone you should be driving as if you are on a checkride - nothing should change. SLOW DOWN, DON'T RUSH. If you get in an accident, you're going to get there later anyways...
  10. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    I don't understand the working on break deal. The powerpad locks up. Only way possible is if you have towns far apart and you drive to them on your break
  11. I can drive between towns on break. I know couriers who do pickups during break and some who deliver and write the tracking numbers down and enters them when he's off break.
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member


    I move at the same speed when I'm by myself as when I'm having a check ride. Only thing I do differently when I'm by myself, is keep my bulkhead door open and packages up front with me. My numbers are a lot better when I'm by myself than on a check ride. Go figure.

    I had two check rides in a row to fix my numbers. I refuse to give FedEx any free time. My time is more valuable than that. Everything by the book, except what I mentioned above.
  13. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Same for me, there's no way I'm going to shut the bulkhead door in those sprinters, there is nothing more annoying than having to unlock the bulkhead door at every stop. At least in the grumlins all you have to do is swipe your hand
  14. l22

    l22 Active Member

    I always shut the bulkhead door in whatever vehicle I take as I feel keeping the door shut is the proper, required method and the time it takes must be accounted for. I'd say whatever floats your boat though as far as keeping it open and also keeping packages up front - just not something I see any reason to do - if it takes longer to unlock a door and get a package so be it... If these you have to do these two things to help meet your numbers and some crap, I'd say don't do it though - it's really not worth doing something that you will get the blame for if management ever finds out. Although, they'd never find that out unless there an accident or something maybe - and even that would be hard to prove. They'd do their best to try and prove anything they want.
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  15. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    You guys are saying don't cut corners so don't. Use the bulkheads, don't put shot up front and gain a couple grand a year. To go home a few minutes early?
  16. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Yes. To go home earlier. I have a rural route. I get plenty of hours. If it makes the difference between being able to pick up my child from practices or not, or be home before 8:00 at night, so be it.
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If your PU packages go on a plane, by law you have to keep your bulkhead door shut when you are not in your truck. Driver in my center got a written warning from a TSA agent. If the TSA guy wanted, he could have written a ticket with up to a $10,000 fine.

    Do you get paid enough that you can afford a $10,000 fine??
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  18. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I don't know how the sprinters are, but it only took one box flying off the top shelf and landing in the cab next to me to keep the bulkhead shut all day. A nice heavy box to the head will really ruin your day.
  19. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Sorting your stops, looking at a map if you are out blind on a route
  20. l22

    l22 Active Member

    Some couriers write down tracking numbers and other info needed, deliver some of the packages during their break, then enter them in later on their route. A similar thing can be done while on break during a PU route. There's really no benefit to doing this and no one should be doing it.