safe driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by retired2000, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    just wanted to say congrats to the painted post center for a year of safe driving. nice going to all drivers.
     
  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Impressive we had 8 accidents this week(all stucks, but they count)
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    A stuck is an accident in your center??? Wow, that's harsh.
     
  4. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Yup basically if it costs $$ to get out its an accident, I've even heard of our sups using their personal vehicles to pull package cars out.
     
  5. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I got stuck last week in a snowstorm and wasn't charged. I think it depends on the conditions.

    I mean, come on! We're out there in blizzards delivering our customer's packages and we get stuck trying to make service on our customer's packages and now its the driver's fault he (or she) got stuck on a street with a foot of snow on it?

    If that's not an injustice, than I don't know what is. Please explain a greater one.:mad:
     
  6. rockymtnupser

    rockymtnupser rockymtnupser

    Getting stuck is a accident is one of the most idiotic ups policies yet. We have guys in our center paying their own tow bills in order to keep their safe driving. All for a 60 dollar hunk of crap from the catalogue. These policies were put in place by bean counters and managers that have never driven a full route a day in their lives.
     
  7. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    We were charged for stucks for 2 years after the great Central Florida floods. The hurricanes and additional rain put many areas under water for a long time. I was wearing boots and walking in many spots to prevent being stuck in the mud.
    Also, it dried out for a while around here and the sand got bad again. We were then hit for being stuck in sand where we were stuck in mud previously. You just cant win in this area!
     
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Where's the "painted post center"? and congrats.
     
  9. quocko

    quocko New Member

    in our center if you have to get towed out it's an accident. but if the shop boys come out and get you out with chains or whatever else it won't count.
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "in our center if you have to get towed out it's an accident. but if the shop boys come out and get you out with chains or whatever else it won't count."

    That's a crock.
     
  11. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    painte post is in upstate ny. it is near elmira i believe