No 1-800 How's My Driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mrbrownstone, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    Has anyone ever wondered why our package cars don't have that "1-800 How's My Driving" sticker? I don't think feeder trailers have them either.

    Personally, I'm happy because while I try to drive safely, I have still made mistakes behind the wheel.

    I'm sure if a customer called and said where they had an issue with a driver UPS could easily figure it out but since we are in the transportation business I'm surprised they never tried to spring that on is too.
  2. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    I've considered this too. I'm glad they don't because people never run short on things to call and bitch about as it is. Not to mention a truck with a cheesy "how's my driving?" sign on the back looks a lot less professional.
  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    That's what they pay the 800- pick ups # for.
  4. We get concerns in the center all the time about how drivers are operating PCs.

    My favorite was one we got about a month ago. Lady said a driver was doing donuts on her farm with a package car. Talking to her on the phone without bursting out laughing was darn near the hardest thing I've ever done at UPS.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have had concerns called in on me for driving. Most times UPS can look at telematics and see if it is a valid concern. As long as corporate is not involved most times they just chalk it up to crackpots.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is one area where Telematics can be your friend (or enemy), especially when the concern is for speeding. We had a concern where the driver was accused of going 55 in a 35---Telematics supported the concern. On the other hand, I had a concern for speeding which Telematics disproved.
  7. neiko

    neiko Member

    Use to get complaints that I was speeding down roads . and every time it was just the old truck sounding like that when u shift . Im glad telematics can back u up in some cases like that
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    "How's my driving" stickers wouldn't work. People wouldn't see it since they are busy texting.

    Best complaint I ever received was: "Driver was going fast to stay ahead of the dust".
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  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Those "how's my driving" numbers are not directly to the companies who is operating the truck. They are a third party complaint system. The company involved may or may not actually receive the complaint when one is called in. Whereas people can just call UPS directly and make their complaint.
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  11. chris9834

    chris9834 Member

    Usually if I suspect someone is trying to call in on me I just beat them too it and tell my side of the story to my on road. So far I only had to do that once. He told me he respected that because he doesnt like suprises, never heard anything else about it.
  12. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Call don't call , I don't care either way because I know I am doing the right thing and you are not
  13. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    I got a concern once from a Verizon warehouse that said I was speeding. Guy told me to slow down and waved his hands, I completely ignored him, kept driving, pulled up made delivery and left. My on car didn't even pay it any mind aside from telling me next time to give the clown yelling at me a friendly wave. I find it's just easier to ignore stupid people.
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Ha ha-----as if UPS would ever tell anyone to slow down.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    HA! I saw it taped to the breakroom table this week. Brought to you by the Minister of Brown Propaganda.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I can't even keep up the DIAD scan decals INSIDE the car. (takes a special printer setup I don't have access to).
  17. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    It's interesting to me that trying to find us in the phone book to arrange a pick up is impossible for some, but to call in a complaint the number just jumps right out of the book for them.
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  18. Who needs a number when some d---head or bich are just gonna give you the slow down hand signal anyway, even though you're only going maybe 5 over. It's the sound of the diesel you morons!