Static shock!!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by idrivethetruck, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    Am I the only one who gets a static shock every time I slide off of the driver seat and touch something metal on the truck? It happens every winter when the air gets dry. Has anyone found a way to stop this from happening? I've been putting up with it for the past 20 years and it' really getting annoying!
     
  2. downtown

    downtown New Member

    Static Guard
     
  3. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    After 20 years you ask about it? i imagine gloves would prevent a lot of it....
     
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Have you tried writing it up in the DVIR?
     
  5. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    No they don't.
     
  6. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    I also have had this problem lately and brought a couple of dryer sheets with me in my bag and take them and rub them on the seat for about five min and seems to work for the day.
     
  7. j4ck4zz

    j4ck4zz Member

    when you get up from your seat, touch metal with your ignition key and you won't get shocked.
     
  8. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Tie a drag chain on your ankle, just like gasoline trucks do.:peaceful:
     
  9. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Fabric sheets in both of your back pockets will help and nothing the matter with spreading some liquid fabric softener at night.
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Bad Sat.

    The back of your hand has few nerve endings compared to to the end of your fingers. Develop the habit of touching the back of your hand to metal. Never thought of touching the key to metal as j4ck4zz suggested. That should work even better.
     
  11. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    Before you get up from your seat, reach back and touch the bulk head door with your right hand. Then as you slide out of your seat continue touching the door. The static charge will flow through your hand to the door. You won't get shocked. I have been doing this for so long that it's become a habit that I do year round.
     
  12. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have noticed this shock too from time to time. I figured it was some kind of device built into the Package car like a cattle prod to make us work faster.:wink2:
     
  13. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    So you admit to dragging ass?
     
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Try sticking your tounge on the door first so that the charge goes to your head.:faint::crazy2::taz::surprise::peaceful:
     
  15. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I guess I should have called it a grounding chain.
     
  16. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    So that's what's been following me around this well planned peak.:funny:
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    That's what I do.
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    There were days that little shock a 100 plus times a day was the only thing that kept me awake.:wink2:
     
  19. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Rod you are speaking of your time in feeder right?
     
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    FEEDERS???!!!! by butt----- I worked for a living!!!!30 years- every frikin one of them as a delivery driver:wink2:
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008