Took out a telephone pole at hub entrance...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rgt85, May 17, 2014.

  1. Rgt85

    Rgt85 New Member

    I was coming into hub with a long and had a lapse of judgement and got too close to the pole and broke the phone and scraped the side of trailer. Called my supervisor and he just told me to take pics and send to him and to keep doing what I was doing. What will happen? Kind of worried sick
     
  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Was the pole on ups property or city property
     
  3. Johney

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

    Lapse of judgement? Oh boy.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Does it matter? Telephone poles belong to the telephone company, regardless of location. Google "easements".
     
  5. Rgt85

    Rgt85 New Member

    It was on the yard right at security gate
     
  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    It could be a pole on property that is a call box to the hub it which case is why the sup didn't make a big deal about it

    Or it could be on the public street and the sup had him take pictures so he can tell the city and charge him with a accident

    So yes it does matter
     
  7. Johney

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

    Thread title says pole but post says phone. So which is it? Did you just take out the dispatch phone or a complete pole?
     
  8. Johney

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

    Dispatch phone.Whoops.
     
  9. jaker

    jaker trolling

    But upstate says ups doesn't have phones and all phones on poles belong to phone company's
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    After you are done wasting time sorting your car, would you please show me where I said this?
     
  11. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Right here
     
  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I thought only independents at peak time took our phones out. It happens a couple of times a year. I'd look for some time off without pay to think about clearing all turns in the appropriate mirror.
     
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    This just in:
    Joe Dumbrowski struck while talking on cell phone outside of hub. More as it becomes available.
     
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I tell the rookies, There's only two sizes of trailers, 28' and 53'. Drive with respect to what you're pulling and you'll never hit something on the inside of your turn.
     
  15. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    See, where I'm from, if you get in an accident, or hit something, and you immediately call it in, it's up to management to come check it out. And if they tell you to keep going, then they lose their ability to discipline you for it. So, many a lazy supervisor has nearly lost their own job for staying in their office chair.

    But obviously, different areas have different rules.
     
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  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I hate when that happens!
     
  17. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Never, ever question the great UpstateNYUPSer.
     
  18. Johney

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

    Word.
     
  19. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    That's nothing, we had a guy take out the entire guard shack.
     
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  20. Mack Grant

    Mack Grant Active Member

    Hitting a stationary object is a tier 1 accident so you'll be issued a warning letter, have to watch training videos, do safety paperwork etc. Also they will give you a safety ride the next time you drive. You will probably only be off the road for one day while you fill out the paperwork. You better know your 5 seeing habits and 10 point commentary word for word.
    Call your shop steward and let him know what's going on, your side of the story etc.