out ,,of,service?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by rocket man, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Has anyone .ever heard of driver being taken out of service not fired not suspended? A person from alabama told ME about this I never heard of that.
     
  2. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Sure, while they investigate what ever they are. Usually the termination comes several days later.
     
  3. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    we had a driver taken off the road for using his cell phone.... he had several accidents on his record and they did an on area observation; took him off the road.... he took 45 day suspension....
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That's huge. I could use one of those right about now :wink2:
     
  5. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    As Red said, "taken out of service" is that gray area between getting to work and being fired.

    Usually involves something serious like an accident with injuries or death, Theft, Drug or alcohol use on road etc etc. They dont want to make a misstep in your discipline, so they just place you in lala land until they can make up their minds.

    d
     
  6. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    do you still get paid?
     
  7. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    not usually. Basically it is the same thing as sitting on death row. Just waiting for the other shoe to fall.

    d
     
  8. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    Yep....happened to me years ago for an "incident" when I was in packages. I sat home for a couple of days while they did their bogus investigation. The cocky jerk from safety ended up charging me with an accident but it wasn't an accident and if I hadn't been so new to driving and knew the things that I know now back then I would have been in his face and fought it tooth and nail. Too long ago to remember for sure but I don't think I was paid for those days off.
     
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I was taken out of service a half a dozen times. It was always because I was running out of hours during a peak season. It was always nice when they would come and replace you early on a friday afternoon. All they did was replace you with someone else (if possible) and give you a ride back to the building so you could get off the clock. It wasn't the end of the world. Before the DIAD they would hunt you down - after the DIAD came they would just send you a message to meet at a certain time or to just get your A-- back to the building NOW. I always thought it would be easier if they just sent you out with a little lighter load on the day they knew you would be pushing your 60 hour limit but apparently that thought never entered their head.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2009
  10. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    We had a driver taken out of service this year for a few days for not knowing the DOK questions. He was allowed to get his 8 hours in the building.
     
  11. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    If I needed a day off and was not sick, I would call in and take myself 'out of service'. No reason necessary. Just remember to call in later that day and put yourself back 'in service' for the next day.