Use of Ipod

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DallasPADriver, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. DallasPADriver

    DallasPADriver New Member

    I was wondering what you guys think about using an ipod with one earpiece in while driving. Do you think that this will be frowned upon? Thanks
  2. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    DOT Violation
  3. Jonathan1

    Jonathan1 Enjoy life

    I work in the building and got written up for having one ear piece in. We arent allowed to have them at all :(
  4. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Major in cab distraction. You need both ears. That's like asking if it's ok to drive with an eyepatch.
  5. p228

    p228 Member

    It's illegal in PA.

    § 3314. Prohibiting use of hearing impairment devices. (a) General rule.--No driver shall operate a vehicle while wearing or using one or more headphones or earphones. (b) Exception.--This section does not prohibit the use of hearing aids or other devices for improving the hearing of the driver, nor does it prohibit the use of a headset in conjunction with a cellular telephone that only provides sound through one ear and allows surrounding sounds to be heard with the other ear, nor does it prohibit the use of communication equipment by the driver of an emergency vehicle or by motorcycle operators complying with section 3525 (relating to protective equipment for motorcycle riders).
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    What was the reason you were written up? We have used them for years on preload.
  7. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    Your kidding.. right? Please pay just a little more attention at your PCM's, safety zones, etc. It will save your life one day.
  8. brownelf

    brownelf Member

    mine works great plugged into my Dewalt radio, have it attached on a piece of velcro on the dash and run a 6ft wire down to near the heater box where my Dewalt goes. In the P700 that I usually drive the Dewalt fits securely on the guard thats near the heater box, keeping my dashboard free of anything to block my vision. The IPOD attached to the dash makes it easy to control the volume when I need too also.
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Not at all. Just promise to not drive for us anymore and you can do what ever you want.
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Its against the law to drive in my state with headphones, besides it being against company policy.
  11. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Oh Crap !!!! Didn't know about the eyepatch thing !!! Thats gonnah kill our "Dress like a Pirate Day"" on Friday nights !!! :(
  12. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    company policy a day without the ipod and take note of how often you rely on sound for oncoming traffic,pedestrians etc and you will realize its truly a safety concern.i know,i thought the headphones were a great idea til I realized even when crossing the street you usually hear the cars coming before you see them. Like said above,get a Dewalt with MP3 jack ...its safer.
  13. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Welcome to the B.C Dallas !! A place where you can be loved & bashed all in the same day !! No on the Ipod,but not a dumb question. We alllll were new at one time.. enjoy the Cafe!!!!
  14. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    There are quite a few drivers in my center that wear them daily, and on occasion I do as well. I was told once by a supe to "wait til you're off the property to put those in". What's more is our "safety committee" driver wears them. There is a deaf driver in our what is the difference? If you have an old junky truck that's loud as hell, you're not hearing much outside of your cab anyway. My wife had bought me "MP3 sunglasses" which worked beautifully ....til I busted them, none would even notice that my sunglasses had earbuds.
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I was going to mention about UPS having deaf drivers. I wouldn't advise wearing an ear bud but I did drive a couple of rattle traps (especially the old P500s with metal doors ) that were so loud I wore ear plugs. An Ipod is no more distracting than some dip sh-- supervisor riding with you all day asking stupid questions-----probably even less distracting.
  16. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Is the hook still ok?
  17. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Shiver me timbers matey,me wooden leg prevents this old salt from sailing any vessel wi'out power steering.
  18. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Oh man!!! Please don't tell me your wiring the radio into the heater!!! With these newer trucks you should'nt be doing that. In my building that's a automatic suspension!!! More road calls are caused by radio's wired into things they should'nt be!!!!!
  19. DallasPADriver

    DallasPADriver New Member

    Jeez it was an honest question. Didn't know that it touched such a nerve.
  20. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Ah lighten up ,what did you expect,
    Welcome to the bc, where everyone has an opinion:peaceful: