Unsafe driving

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsman68, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    If you saw a fellow Driver driving unsafe would you approach him, tell mgmt or mind your own business?
     
  2. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    If it were a rookie- id tell him, if he was one of my boys I liked- id tell him, if he was a complete idiot or peckerhead- wouldn't say a word cause hes probably going to self destruct.
     
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  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    You could mention it to him directly or to your safety committee/liaison driver(s) if your location has any. Mine are well respected and very good and expect to address issues anyway. He might not notice or think about it very much. Or know how dangerous it could be. He might even appreciate the heads up. Going straight to management might bring down the hammer on him immediately. Saying nothing could get him or someone else killed.
     
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Any option other than "telling management." Teamster don't rat on Teamsters.
     
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  5. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    3-Kinds-of-Tshirt.jpg If he wears the 3rd T-shirt....dont say anything....let him crash and burn!
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Send him flowers with a note explaining what you saw.
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would pull the offending driver aside and express my concerns. If the unsafe behavior continued I would inform management and let them take it from there. My concern for the general public outweighs any allegiance to a union.
     
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  10. jaker

    jaker trolling

    What do you consider unsafe , everybody view is different
     
  11. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Don't you mean your concern for yourself?
     
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So you condone someone doing 60 in a 20 on Eddie Dr?
     
  13. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I simply said that you are concerned about yourself Captain. I don't condone people sorting their truck off from the clock, but it happens. Wink, nod, grin.
     
  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Cementups,

    Don't you mean; Teamsters are the best in the business, we will not tolerate unsafe driver's in our brotherhood. Unsafe drivers need to change or get out. Fratenally yours!

    Sincerely,
    I
     
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  15. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    I've found its not what you say but in the manner you say it. It works best to give the impression that you're looking out for the person, which essentially you are.
    With a rookie , you ask if you can give them a few pointers and in giving them you bring up the topic of what you noticed and say something of how management would come after him if something happened.
    With an veteran driver I might make a bit of a joke out of it. "Where were you going in such a hurry? Have a hot date? Hope she's worth it if you get in trouble"
    If it's someone with a serious issue then I'd tell the safety committee gang and let them take it from there.
     
  16. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    But do Teamsters let the rest of the Teamster drivers be at risk from the one reckless Teamster driver? In theory is the reckless Teamster driver truly a Teamster if he doesn't look out for, and drive in a manner, that doesn't put other Teamsters at risk?

    Quite the paradox isn't it?
     
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    It's only unsafe if something happens.
     
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I'm sorry...but last time I checked, you're a supervisor...not a Teamster. You just worry about the belts being on, looking dashing in your yellow reflective vest, maintaining proper egress..and bending over to grab your ankles when the center manager walks by.....and leave the driving to the drivers.

    Sincerely,
    B
     
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  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I only have 1 person on I gnore
     
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  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

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