What is the rule of thumb for stopped at a stoplight while driving an automatic ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 688upsteamster, Dec 29, 2011.

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WHAT ARE THE RULES WHILE STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT IN A PKG CAR W/ AN AUTOMATIC TRANY ??

Poll closed Jan 23, 2012.
  1. PUT IN NEUTRAL AND SET PARKING BRAKE?

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. JUST PUT FOOT ON BRAKE?

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. PUT IN PARK AND SET THE BRAKE?

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. SET PARKING BRAKE/KEEP FOOT ON BRAKE/STAY IN DRIVE?

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 688upsteamster

    688upsteamster New Member

    I wondered what other UPS 'ers are instructed across UPS when at a stop light in a package car with an automatic transmission ? Are you instructed to leave in drive and set the parking brake or told to put neutral and set the parking brake? Let me know what your supervisor has told you!!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
     
  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    It should be parking brake on , foot on brake and left in drive but in reality anybody who has a auto knows that parking brake is far away when I first got my auto I tried to parking brake it but you are bending far over to get it
     
  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I have been told to NEVER be the first vehicle to start passing an intersection once the light turns green (Drive along sup made me actually wait until the other slow poke- on his cell, finally got moving) !

    Anyways, never been told to use the park brakes while being stopped at intersections.