OJS fun mirror trick

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Wally, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Workhorse 700 trick. Adjust left mirror so it is near the top of the front side window, not the drivers door window. This way, every time sup reminds you to tuck mirror, it will stick out no matter what. Spend a lot of time with a puzzled look on your face!
     
  2. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    I have never tucked my mirror. Never going to stick my hand out. When I can't see what's coming. Rather have write up. Just a mirror
     
  3. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I'm not sticking my hand, arm, head, or anything out that window either. I keep telling the sup. this when he insists I pull it in on a busy street and he just shrugs it off and says "its the method and its what UPS wants you to do to avoid an accident". Apparently UPS would rather your arm or hand be struck than their $5 mirror.

    Think about it. They want you to pull your mirror in because of the chance of it being hit by another vehicle on a narrow road. But, your putting your hand in the same place as the mirror that UPS fears so much will be struck.

    I refuse to put my arm out anywhere I can't see what's coming.
     
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  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I refuse to tuck my mirror in, pushing the mirror out to "tuck" it is, in my mind, an end range motion. We're told to avoid end range motions, so that's how I avoid one right there
     
  5. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Walk around the truck and tuck in. I was instructed. LOL
     
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  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Pulling in a mirror is an end range motion that will tear up your shoulder over time. I have been a driver for 12 years and have heard of 1 mirror being hit. That is not a big enough problem for me to even give a 2nd thought. Tearing up a shoulder is.
     
  7. MD Dan

    MD Dan Member

    Dangerous and not cost effective either.
    If you fold the mirror only 75 times a day and it takes only 1 second to pull it in and 1 second to push it out, that is 150 seconds or 2 1/2 minutes.
    The center I drive in puts approximately 80 routes on the road daily(it's a big center). 80x2 1/2= 200 min a day or 3 1/3 hours a day.
    At the overtime rate of approximately $50/hr that comes to $167/day or $835/week.
    $835 a week to POSSIBLY save a $7 mirror?
    In only 27 years of driving I've never had a mirror hit while parked but I expect it could happen any minute:-).

    I'm frankly surprised that UPS doesn't FORBID us to fold the mirror in.
     
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  8. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Just another example of walking past stacks of 100's to pick up a penny.
     
  9. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Have never folded a mirror; never will.
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Not even when you park your truck in the pm?
     
  11. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    NEVER
     
  12. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I just keep my driver's side mirror adjusted as such. It's constantly tucked but still usable.
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  13. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I tuck my mirrors in all the time but only when I know that a tree will hit it
     
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Constantly tucking the mirrors in will, over time, loosen the bolt that holds the arm in place. When this happens, the mirror will fold in on you from its own wind resistance while you are driving down the highway at 55MPH. No thanks.
     
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  15. undies

    undies Active Member

    The driver side mirror folding on the freeway is manageable...now the passenger mirror, that's a nightmare.
     
  16. sealbasher

    sealbasher Member

    I had my mirror,drivers,takin off two seconds after I pushed it out,I no longer pull it in
     
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Tree limbs tuck my mirrors.
     
  18. scooby0048

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    Pedestrians and cyclists are kind enough to tuck mine in. :lol:
     
  19. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I would have about 20 years of safe driving if it weren't for tree limbs cracking my mirrors.
     
  20. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Especially the cyclists riding two wide in rush hour traffic.