parking brake

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsman68, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Who uses the parking brake on an automatic? I know we are supposed to use it but how many actually do.
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Every single time.
     
  4. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    I do because it became a habit when I was in my manual for so many years
     
  5. Covemastah

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

    Use the parking brake all the time in any UPS vehicle !!
    In the event of a roll a way ,thats the first thing they look at ,and YOU will
    be on the OUTSIDE lokking in !!!
     
  6. Covemastah

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

    Playing hooky today young man ???
     
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    He took the over today.
     
  8. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Have you ever got in the seat, buckled up and tried to start the pkg car and it wouldnt start because you left it ingear. Tell the truth. You are a roll away waiting to happen. Wise up and work on your habits . And oh yeah slow down !
     
  9. TxRoadDawg

    TxRoadDawg Member

    I bet the driver I heard about that had a roll away down an embankment with his full timer in the back of the truck wished he used one every time...
     
  10. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Are you talking to me? I use my brake I was just curious
    I'm glad that you know how I do my job
     
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I rarely use it in an automatic. Always use it in a manual. My dr sup had a hard time believing I could change my habits depending on the truck. I said just because management can't adapt when something changes doesn't mean that I can't.
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Ok I lied I see no real need to use it but I just can't take the freaking beeping. So more often than not I put it on.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Light day---actually taking lunch when I am supposed to.:wink2:
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How much time does that actually save you?
     
  15. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Nevermind UPS ... I drive a crappy old Hyundai, and I use the parking brake. Honestly, what is anyone saving by not using it?
     
  16. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I never use the parking break on my automatic !

    When a customer asks me why my truck is beeping, I reply " It beeps when UPS says I've been at the stop too long " :happy-very:
     
  17. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Me too. It was just part of my routine. Continued after I got my first automatic.
     
  18. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    There's a parking brake on automatics? Dam learn something new everyday.
     
  19. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    What's an automatic? I use my handbrake as I pull my two point lap belt over my waist.
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  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I always use it. I also set it if I am stopped at a red light.