Off area Lunch

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by swing_drv, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. swing_drv

    swing_drv Member

    Are you allowed to go eat a lunch at a place that's a mile or so off your area?
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, no one bothers us about where we eat.
     
  3. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Yes, but your break starts as soon as you leave your area and ends when you cross back over.
     
  4. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I think there is a two mile limit.
     
  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Not true, you cannot operate the vehicle while on lunch.
     
  6. rebel

    rebel New Member

    Depends on who you are at my place. Favortism is alive and well. If your a brown man you can do whatever, because we have a brown sup.
     
  7. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member


    That simply is not true. What if you need to go somewhere to buy your lunch? If you can't drive the truck somewhere close and you didn't pack a lunch, does UPS expect you to work on an empty stomach? I think not.

    Where I'm from the lunch rules are pretty laid back. If you need to drive to get lunch it starts when you leave area. I have even got permission to go a few miles off area to run an errand from time to time:thumbup1:
     
  8. mittam

    mittam Member

    we have had a big deal about it lately no more than one mile period
     
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    They used to be pretty strict about it in our center but that center manager left and no one seems to bother about it. As long as people don't abuse it then they don't say anything to us. Plus they know where most of us meet up for lunch and know they can find us if they need us.
     
  10. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    Have always heard one mile off route.
     
  11. steelheader69

    steelheader69 The Fishing UPS Guy

    We are allowed to drive to get to a lunch spot. But like mentioned, lunch starts the moment you break route. We're allowed, and usually encouraged to ask. Some of the drivers have to break almost 2-3 miles to make it to somewhere to eat (we're a remote center).
     
  12. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Where I am and other big cities,we are not allowed to leave the area,unless you get permission
     
  13. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    No what I was saying is you cannot be on break while driving the vehicle..
    you can drive to your break location and then go on break..

    DOT, and company policy... go ahead get in an accident while you are punched in the DIAD on lunch... see what happens..
     
  14. NHDRVR

    NHDRVR New Member

    1 mile. Thats the standard in NH. But, as always, it comes down to the suits in your center and the rules they make up for the day.
     
  15. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    you will be fired have a problem in our center with guys leaving building before they are on the clock if the preload is done they know they can get fired if they get in accident but do it anyway. same thing if you get hurt loading your truck before start time have a hard time getting workmans comp if you are not on the clock
     
  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You have drivers leaving the building without clocking in? If the Preload goes down early, all you have to do is change your start time in the DIAD. I can't believe your Center management allows drivers to start a vehicle without clocking in first. I can see someone looking at their air or first couple of stops before start time, but driving for free is ridiculous. What are they thinking? I'm sure the union will try real hard to get their job back if they lose it for such stupidity.
     
  17. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    no one can change your start time unless you have a safety meeting or training and management does not care as long as they don.t leave pkgs on the dock they look the other way besides it looks good on paper as far as the drivers they are idiots they just want to be first one back to building and suck up to management
     
  18. Browned out2

    Browned out2 New Member

    In my building they would fire you for going a mile off area even if you lived that close. 1 mile would be grounds for termination for running up miles.
     
  19. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    nobody can change start time unless you have a scheduled meeting(safety or training) management looks the other way as long as you don't leave pkgs on the dock since it will make their numbers look better
     
  20. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member


    Fredly, so under your scenario when it is time for your lunch you must stop the vehicle where ever you are and stay there for 1 hour. It could be on a state 2 lane- highway, but since you "cannot drive the truck on break periods" you must pull over for 1 hour and eat nothing because you forgot your lunch that day? Is that what you are saying?

    Man, you guys out there must have really :censored2: your management team off big-time:confused:1