WAGN

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by It will be fine, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Of course it was a ground truck. So funny.
     
  3. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Ground left the truck running when i was at the move theater. Took a lot of restraint to not hop in and drive around the block
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My son and I were up in Placid today and the Ground guy left his rear door open while making numerous deliveries.

    We also saw our guy and he was slammed!
     
  5. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Ground driver left his truck running on my street a couple of years ago...I helped myself to his keys and left them in a street drain.
     
  6. l22

    l22 Active Member

    what does WAGN stand for
     
  7. l22

    l22 Active Member

    nevermind
     
  8. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Idling Ground trucks are common around here and open bulkhead doors are a given. The security guy usually has a field day.
     
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

     
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I toss the keys if they are blocking a dock etc. See Sgt. Schultz for any questions.
     
  11. WestcoastHD

    WestcoastHD Massive Stinkies

    We leave the trucks running because if we shut them off they might not start again. Remember these are mostly retired express trucks with 500,000 miles on them and all kinds of issues.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What about open rear doors? My son and I were in Placid yesterday and watched the Ground guy makes multiple deliveries while leaving the read door wide open. The sidewalks were very crowded and it would have been very easy to pick what you wanted from the load.
     
  13. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    That's called climate control. Keeps the cargo area cool. It really cools down when you drive down the road with the bulkhead and back door open.
     
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I still see Ground trucks with the RPS logos showing through. Vent doors taped shut, bumper hanging at an angle, and all the other indicators of a vehicle that is beyond it's service life.

    If it's running and you're blocking me out, your truck will either be around the back, or your keys tossed underneath dead center. Usually, it's nosed in to the dock or taking 2 spots. I feel zero guilt.
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    That's because you are a sociopath.
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes, but only towards Ground drivers. It's so annoying to deal with their antics on a regular basis. If it was every once in awhile...no big deal. But when you come to a busy dock, and the Ground clown cuts the line, takes too much space, or, worse, angles into the dock, they deserve what they get.

    I watched the HD driver zip through my neighborhood last Saturday doing 45 in a 20 mph zone, nosing-in to every delivery, and the truck is idling the whole time. Plus, lots of kids on bikes and playing. I yelled at him, but I don't think he understands English.
     
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You could simply ignore them. I know, a novel idea.
     
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  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Unsafe. I don't want him killing someone.
     
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Bbsam is good at condoning stupid and unsafe on road practices just because they're "his boys." If he saw Express doing that crap, he'd turn it into scandal of the year.
     
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Not your battle. Besides it would be bad for Fedex. That is what you want, isn't it? Fedex and Ground to fail? Ignore the Ground d drivers and let them fail. Or...is it that you have become convinced over the years that they might actually succeed? Contrary to all your preaching and prophesying doom, Ground thrives and the career courier fades to has been with their future and fate sealed. That's really gotta suck for you.;)