UPS Distracted Driving Policy

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browned out, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    This is what is posted on upsers.com ----UPS wants all of us to drive safely. Visit the I-Gate* to learn more about the UPS Distracted Driving Policy.

    * You must be logged into a UPS computer to access the I-Gate (end of UPSer material)

    We had some DIAD training about using a cell phone, etc. We were not given copies of the policy or even had the policy explained to us.

    The new contract has a distracted driver section Article 18 Section 8.1 of the Master.

    What is the UPS Distracted Driving Policy? Please post.

    Thanks
     
  2. boxthrower

    boxthrower New Member

    Simple. When a sup rides with you and starts talking you pull over and turn off the truck THEN give them your attention. See, no distractions while driving.

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  3. Johney

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

    I have heard of a few who do this.Usually results in this :fightings:
     
  4. RobinC

    RobinC New Member

    UPS Distracted Driving Policy - from Corporate
    UPS Freight has adopted a policy on texting and mobile phone use.
    Drivers should not engage in answering text messages, checking email, or internet surfing while the wheels of any vehicle are turning or in any public right of way.
    This includes cell phones, blackberries, iPhones, DIADs, and other similar devices.
    Recognizing it's possible to use wireless devices in hands-free mode, UPS encourages its drivers to avoid all in-vehicle distractions and to move the vehicle out of the public right of way, and be completely stopped in the event they must use a device.
    While UPS requires employees globally to follow all laws from the national to the local level, we also emcourage all employees to avoid any in-vehicle distractions, even in localities where no distracted driving legislation has been enacted.
    If a device must be used by a UPSer while driving, move the vehicle out of the public right of way and be completely stopped prior to use.
     
  5. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    [quote.

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    RobinC, post: 1349729, member: 53966"]UPS Distracted Driving Policy - from Corporate
    UPS Freight has adopted a policy on texting and mobile phone use.
    Drivers should not engage in answering text messages, checking email, or internet surfing while the wheels of any vehicle are turning or in any public right of way.
    This includes cell phones, blackberries, iPhones, DIADs, and other similar devices.
    Recognizing it's possible to use wireless devices in hands-free mode, UPS encourages its drivers to avoid all in-vehicle distractions and to move the vehicle out of the public right of way, and be completely stopped in the event they must use a device.
    While UPS requires employees globally to follow all laws from the national to the local level, we also emcourage all employees to avoid any in-vehicle distractions, even in localities where no distracted driving legislation has been enacted.
    If a device must be used by a UPSer while driving, move the vehicle out of the public right of way and be completely stopped prior to use.[/quote]
    Thanks