New tractor rules?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hangingon, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Hangingon

    Hangingon New Member

    We had a message posted in Dispatch that any personal items over 10 pounds (I'm assuming radio/CB combos, but they might mean those extra large lunches also) have to be bolted down to the tractor itself. All cleaners and solvents must also be removed from the tractor. They are saying it is a DOT rule, with a $500 fine. Has anyone heard about this? Not sure what I would do without my de-greaser and Windex.
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Haven`t heard any of that especially since I saw a 710 driver stuffing boxes into the cab of his tractor for the trip back. Kind of questionable as the stuff on the seat block the view of his pass side spot mirror.
  3. MobileBA

    MobileBA Member

    What do I do with my inflateable overweight female doll?
  4. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Haven't heard anything related to that......sounds ridiculos being that my lunch cooler with blue ice 4/5 bottles of water, fruit, and sandwich can exceed the wieght limit.....also my lil tote box of cleaning products, extra electrical cord, krowbar, pindall safety pins, plastic ties, gromets, safety vest, rainjacket would have to be removed.....ain't happening.
  5. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    I haven't heard of any such rule but if UPS would have factory radios installed and hired enough car washers to actually keep them clean there wouldn't be any problems with this.
  6. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Save her for your car, for the HOV play "fat bottom girls" on your I-pod while your driving...
  7. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Switch to helium!!!
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    'Tis true guys (from hubby the truck driver). Everything in cab must be secured and any aerosol cans are no longer allowed. Sorry.
  9. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    They haven't said anything about the 10 lb. thing here, yet. But they did make everyone remove all cleaners from UPS property that doesn't have the label of the cleaners UPS uses. Said we can't even keep it in our lockers. I don't know if it has anything to do with the MSDS, but 1 driver obtained an MSDS for whatever cleaner he uses and had the shop put it on file. Haven't talked to him about it since, don't know if that pacified them.
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    It probably is dad. When I was doing hazmat it was a big issue having MSDS for all things liquid. Fortunately we are a small ctr with no shop and didn't have a lot of things to keep track of.
  11. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    nobody said anything to us. My radio box weighs well over 10 lbs. Screw it.....until I have someone personally address me on it I will continue to roll as is
  12. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    While the "over 10" is being touted as a safety is my opinion that some bean counter has decided that if they could just reduce the overall weight of each vehicle by 10 get the picture.
  13. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I have glass clener in a windex bottle,that should be marked well enough to show I'm not a terrorist I would hope!! These people are INSANE !!!
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Cove, to my understanding it is just aerosol cans that aren't allowed. I am guessing because of the chance of the can exploding if involved in a rollover accident.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Why, do you own the tractor????
  16. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I always seatbelt my radio to the passenger seat, as I have considered that it would be quite the projectile in an accident.
    I always thought cleaners just had to be marked as such.
    Have heard nothing of this here (yet).
  17. Highwayman

    Highwayman Member

    Times are slow, something else to pick on us about. I was just getting used to being picked on for not always answering DOK questions right.:sad-very:
  18. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Geez, this is gonna put a kink into some of these supes and mngrs that want you to put a late air or ground package in the cab, huh?

    Mabey another case of their getting their d*** in their zipper!
  19. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    no. it is a dot regulation. everything must be secured in case of a roll over. even a very small item can do considerable damage to your head.
  20. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Haven't heard anything about this in NJ. Lots of tractors here have bags of chains in them. Sometimes the breakdown triangle boxes aren't even bolted down.
    I can understand the safety issue in a rollover, but then they better get the chains, etc. out. (It is only August). Of course if you get stuck next winter then they'll say, "Where are you chains?"