Pretrip

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ChickenLegs, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    To all,

    I have recently observed many employees acting dishonest and unsafe by failing to properly pre trip/post trip their vehicles, including but not limited to tractors, package cars, and trailers.

    A driver has been terminated here, claiming ICC forced him back into service.


    For discussion:

    Do you always complete your pre trips the way you were trained? If not, why? If not, what do you leave off/ add? You can PM me if you wish to not participate here.
     
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  2. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I always pre trip and post trip my vehicle.....
     
  3. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    LOL I hardly ever pre trip and I NEVER post trip. If someone is in the building watching, then I will pre trip, other than that I will not. If I notice a warning light or buzzer or anything obvious I'll swing by the shop before leaving the property. Other than that, I'm sure it's fine for the day.

    I don't do it because I'm in a hurry in the morning, and TBH, I just don't really care.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I suggest that you change that attitude before making the move to feeders.


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  5. Brownslave688

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

    Lights work tires aired up.....;)

    Honestly I check most if the other stuff by habit and don't even realize I'm checking it.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Kick the tires and light the fires?
     
  7. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    I hope this post was written in an attempt to be comical.
     
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I do my pre trip but not quite the way they tell you to. That's all I can say on this matter.
     
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  9. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    What are you God??? To all?? let me ask you a question did you wipe the mgt scum off your face today?
     
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  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Check the oil and fill the gas tank and run through the car wash. Three more checks then most Air drivers.
     
  11. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I check for flats... and start it up.. ;)
     
  12. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    If everyone in our building did a proper pretrip no one would get out on time and we'd have late air. Post trip is easier to get done. I do it while fueling up.


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  13. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Future,

    I am not god. I shaved this morning, if that's what you're asking.
     
  14. Pretrip and post trip...all day long. check your lights and flashers throughout the day.
    check for lugs in your tires.
    If you discover something durring the day, write it on your, DVIR
     
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  15. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Yawn.
     
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  16. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Integrity??
     
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  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I wonder how Tracy Morgan is doing?


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  18. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    How would I know that?



    I realize you're tryint to compare me to the driver of the Wal-Mart truck that tried to kill his career him (His career is already dead). That driver fell asleep, is sleep part of ones pre trip? Last I checked it was not.

    I have been fortunate enough, however that every time I do a pre trip, I find something pretty wrong and it has to be fixed before I leave. They're usually pretty big problems.
     
  19. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    22 years in package I NEVER did a pretrip....now in Feeders I routinely tell dispatch I cannot take a tractor because something is wrong with it.

    I was never afraid of nor respected the equipment in package. When I first went into Feeders I made the conscious decision to completely leave everything about the package way of life/pace behind.



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  20. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I'm a cover driver, so I pre and post trip all the package cars I'm in.

    Really guys, pre-trip takes about 90 seconds, post-trip less so because you've been in the truck all day.

    Sorry bid-drivers, you're lazy on your vehicle inspection - I write small and simple things up all the time.

    If something goes wrong, it's likely to go wrong out on the road, in which case you amend the DVIR that you filled out in the morning.

    You did fill it out in the morning, right?

    The $5,000 fine that the DOT will levy on you (0.000001% chance) will, I repeat, will not be covered by your Center.

    (If you think the 0.000001% chance can't happen to you, think again).

    Y'all know you get paid while you're pre-tripping the vehicle, right?

    PRE-TRIP your vehicle, it's not only your responsibility in the eyes of UPS, it's your responsibility in the eyes of the DOT.

    (Guess which one will f you harder...)
     
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