Un-freaking believable!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Our building has a 27-year driver who retired on Wednesday.

    He ran his route and had just delivered the last stop of his UPS career. On his way back to the building....he was involved in a Tier 3 intersection accident.

    The driver who hit him had run a stop sign on a blind corner, and was cited by police. There were no injuries. The package car will need some body work and a new bumper but it was still driveable.

    So on his last day at work he wound up sitting in the office filling out accident reports until 8:00. Yuck. What a way to end a career.

    The part that really sucks is that, since he is still technically on the payroll for 6 more weeks of vacation...he will probably be getting a warning letter for the accident even though he will never again drive a package car.

    At least he wont have to do any more assessments or be quizzed on the 10 pt commentary again!
  2. srvhero

    srvhero "leastbest"

    Wow. Thank God there were no injuries. Best of luck to him. I often wonder what it feels like to deliver that LAST stop before retirement. I can't imagine a better feeling. Well...I can, but that is a completely different thread. PEACE OUT !!
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    God bless him he is about to go to a more positive place.
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    LOL - you make it sound like he died.
    Probably will be having more positive thoughts and interactions ... hopefully.
  5. cosmictrucker

    cosmictrucker Trucking is I

    Most Feeder Drivers don't drive on their "last" day, for good reason. Imagine the carnage (grin)
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I ment it as he was about to move on to a life after brown isn't that our goal someday. I know its mine.
  7. hey1you

    hey1you New Member

    Hey, at least he's got a really solid story to tell to his grandkids, though. :happy2:
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    You know, the best thing about this? He sat there till 8:00 reporting the accident AND NOT CARING WHAT IT WOULD LEAD TO.

    Yeah sup, just mail that warning letter to me!
  9. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    warning letter for what?
  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Guilty until proven innocent.
  11. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    I have been retired for a number of years now --but to answer your question UPS always took the position that an intersection accident is always avoidable and charges the driver with the accident.
    I would certainly hope --and believe --unless the consistency rule applies --that because of the retirement --the Company would make an exception in this case.
    Most of all I am glad that our driver nor others were injured !!
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    An avoidable accident.

    If you are in the truck and it is moving and there is an accident....it will be deemed "avoidable".
  13. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    approximately a third of the accidents in our district end up being unavoidable.

    It is possible that this accident was avoidable if the driver did not clear the intersection but the other details you list would indicate an unavoidable.
  14. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    maybe in your part of the woods but in mine as well as soberups everything is avoidable. we have been told that if we follow the five seeing habits we will never get in a accident. if we get in one it is from not following the habits
  15. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Same here. I am glad no one was injured in the accident.

    Don't you know managers can control accidents and injuries with slogans and warning letters ? Right Tieguy.

    Obviously after 27 years he has memorized all the Dok slogans and utilizes the methods. Some things we just can not control.
  16. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I will go a step further and add even if you are parked and away from your truck and there is an accident .... it will be deemed "avoidable".
  17. RoyalFlush

    RoyalFlush One of Them

    Approximately two thirds of the accidents in my district are not reported. Of the one third that are reported, two thirds of them are reported under the wrong cause/tier. Where I come from, if you stop in an intersection (either before or after the accident) then it counts as hit while parked/tier 1. If you hit anything other than a police car, pedestrian, or a vehicle occupied by a witness, then it didn't really even happen. It's an unfunny reality of a joke and it's supported from the top down to the driver/operator. Everyone wins when it comes to accident frequency. A vehicle without accident damage is like trying to find Waldo.
  18. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your management team looks great on paper.

    :wink2: See you at the Circle of Honor BigBrownWeb.
  19. RoyalFlush

    RoyalFlush One of Them

    Absolutely. We have very few accidents in my area, just lots of evidence. Seems odd and it's soooooo obvious I can't beleive it's not noticed by the region and corp folks.
  20. Diego

    Diego New Member

    Same here for package car drivers, your last day is in building and you get to go to lunch with center manager. Usually leave under 8 but get paid for all day. Of course, no one has retired since the economy crashed and we lost our safe driving awards. So the policy might have changed.